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We don’t often talk much about web development or web optimization but recently we started investigating alternative methods / means to our web hosting environment. Currently we are using JustHost’s shared web hosting for jonbrown.org/blog. We are using their lowest shared hosting tier at which costs us $6 per month. We recently did quite a bit to optimize our site and I figured I would share our secret recipe for success that helped us improve our overall web speed rank by almost 90%. Having a website that is faster obviously is...

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Protect your Mac!

Apr 18, 2014

Apple computers recently have exploded in popularity, Apple stock is soaring and Apple computers are now and have been for some time prime real estate for sticky fingers. So what is an Apple user to do, keep your beloved computer locked up? With the threat of loss, or theft of Apple devices being a reality many companies and many solutions have emerged in the marketplace. While looking at the options out there for laptop security and recovery, and reviewing all the options, it seemed wise to take a step back...

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I have been struggling for years trying to get NSRect to play nicely and draw a cool looking responsive graph in a Cocoa application. I was trying to create a controller that could be used with iOS and Mac OSX and I found that the two had too many internal differences for one controller class to make sense. As a novice Cocoa Programmer I turned to HTML & CSS. I created the Animal Age program as a test, and included some static data and it worked. The premise is simple....

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In my organization we use Microsoft SCCM for managing Windows clients and Munki for managins OS X clients. I have used SCCM for a while now and have to say that I find it very very powerful. The fact that collects plenty of information from the clients, uploads it to a SQL db and keeps a history, plus the ability of create dynamic computer collections based on querys to the SQL and then target those groups with tasks makes it extremely useful in an enterprise environment. Plus the amazing reports...

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