WordPress: Tweet shortened URL of current page to Twitter

One of the most requested pieces of code from the current iteration of 5thirtyone.com are the share links accompanying each article. Each link automatically grabs the current URL & title (if applicable) for the post or page and broadcasts it to the selected social network. This particular tutorial focuses on sharing your content via Twitter. […]

AT&T FamilyMap, keeping tabs on your “loved” ones

On April 15th AT&T Wireless launched its browser based service FamilyMap which allows account holders to track mobile phones using cell tower triangulation or GPS (when available). Think of it as a personal lo-jack – only instead of tracking a vehicle or motorcycle, it’s purpose is to track individuals. To fulfill my curiosities concerning the […]

Random VirtualHostX license winners

  • April 19th, 2009
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VirtualHostX is the easiest way to setup proper local URL’s for test sites on OS X. Three licenses were available for readers compliments of Tyler H. The giveaway recipients were chosen randomly from the ordered list of comments. The winners and their most used apps for work are: Rob Abbott – TextMate + Versions (claimed) […]

Backblaze: Secure unlimited automatic backups for $5

You really can’t hide behind the excuse of "data corruption", "accidental deletion", or "stolen hardware" these days. Your digital data is valuable. If you don’t have a backup plan in place, what are you waiting for? The cost of physical hardrives have dropped significantly over the past year. So much so that you should have […]

VirtualHostX: Easy Virtual Hosting configuration on OS X

Having discovered VirtualHostX, I can’t imagine going down the path of manually editing OS X configuration files ever again. If you have ever setup a local environment to test your website(s), you have surely found yourself spending a few minutes wrestling with Web Sharing and Apache – the whole virtual hosting setup. Instead of testing […]

Custom Twistori view of Twitter on your desktop

Want a quick glimpse into the current conversations or short ramblings happening on Twitter? Check out Twistori. Launched in early 2008 by Amy Hoy and Thomas Fuchs, Twistori remained one of my favorite sites to take my mind off of whatever stresses or blood boiling situations I might have had while wrestling with Photoshop or […]