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Appgyver, Steroids, and Composer – Cross-Platform Mobile Dev

I’ve been working with Titanium quite a bit lately. Its ok for getting apps to work, but no doubt the learning curve is pretty steep. There are just enough quirks in the JS, CSS (I mean TSS), etc. to kinda be a pain. I played a little bit with AppGyver last year and thought it had potential. Now that Titanium and Appcelerator are going thru a bit of a burp with the new platform, taking a look at AppGyver and…
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The Gardens of House of Beor

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The Gardens of House of Beor are my method for getting a break, some exercise, and creating a nice place to live. All coding and no play makes Beren a grumpy and unimaginative fellow. At our current house I’ve had a lot of fun with the gardens because my son has been helping me and we pretty much had a clean slate. The previous owner only did some things in the front yard – and I’ve replaced most of that….
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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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