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1,500 Miles on a 2015 Mazda 3 Hatch

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I picked up my new 2015 Mazda 3 SGT in March and have been zooming all over the Northeast with gusto. This is my first car from Asia, Japan of course, so it was definitely a bit of a gamble on my part. Its been an interesting reaction from friends and neighbors as they try to comprehend the move from BMW to Mazda. A drive to Morris Plains, NJ and back to Doylestown, PA put me over the 1,500 mile…
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Mazda3 Hatch At Tarn Aeluin

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After 37 months it is time to say good bye to my 2012 BWM 328i and say hello to a Mazda3 hatch. Although I found the BMW 2012 328i a reliable and steady commuter throughout my lease, there was just something missing for me in the car’s spirit and performance. After a long search and look at many different cars and options the Mazda3 5-door Grand Touring S was my choice. What? You’re Kidding, right? A Mazda? LOL – yeah…
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hAtom and Author Tags

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hAtom and author tags are becoming an increasingly important part of SEO for a site. I’ve known for quite some time that I’ve been getting errors in places on my blog due to missing author tags. I see the errors in the Google Webmaster tools, but I didn’t have enough time last year to figure out why some pages seem to have this problem and others do not. Finally over the break I’ve been able to make a fix and…
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Titanium 3.4 – Developing for Multiple Platforms

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I’ve experimented with Appcelerator Titanium in the past, but did not find a place for the tool with the work I do. For the mobile development work I’ve been doing for a few years, user experience is the most important thing and with Titanium I could just never get quite there with it. Its been a while and now I have a few apps to build where UX is not the most important thing. Working on iOS and Android is…
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Whoo-Hoo – Speed!

Many thanks to Tarn’s hosting provider Mochahost for a mega-upgrade! Things were slow – really slow. I complained and Mochahost upgraded me to a new box, PHP 5.6 and a bunch of other goodies! Really cool – page renders are about 300% faster now. Giddy up!