Sam's notebook

Facebook is NOT the web March 25th, 2013, 6AM

Open content

Facebook wants to get people into their clutches, and obscure the fact that there is a world-wide web of stuff out there. They will probably succeed, too; more’s the pity. Still, I’ll continue to avoid them, just in case they do require my participation to ensure full world-domination. Facebook and Google spread ‘their’ net across […]

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When Apache invents filename extensions and /index = /index.php January 7th, 2013, 3PM

Programming

I have now had this problem about every year for the last three or four years, and every time have completely forgotten how I resolved it the previous time. It’s especially annoying, because usually involves searching for such common terms as index.php, apache, directory, etc. which result in almost entirely useless information. So, here, for […]

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Marco Arment on why you should own your online identity July 13th, 2011, 1PM

Reading

Own your identity by Marco Arment: If you care about your online presence, you must own it. I do, and that’s why my email address has always been at my own domain, not the domain of any employer or webmail service. … Sadly, most people don’t care about giving control of their online identity to […]

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