Author Archives: Hilary Holz

buy your iphone 4s from Apple: here’s why

TL;DR “What consumers need to understand is that there are actually four different versions of the iPhone 4S: Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and Apple. Only the Apple phone, available from their stores or on-line, is fully unlocked and can be used on any carrier. The other phones are permanently locked and cannot ever be used on Continue reading →

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taming OS X lion

herding cats I have been fighting with Lion ever since I upgraded from Snow Leopard, an all too common experience. I have made significant progress in my campaign which I gather is rather less common. What I find most interesting, however, is that the emerging configuration is cleaner and leaner than any I have previously Continue reading →

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Google’s Toolsmith blog

In the midst of the (richly deserved) negative publicity Google is getting at present, I’d like to focus on a recent Google initiative that is responsive and helpful. The Google Engineering Tools blog affords Google’s toolsmiths a long needed channel for richer dialog with their colleagues than ever more expensive free / open source software Continue reading →

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bootstrapping wordpress

Update: Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 Wow. Talk about a fascinating process. I started with Automattic’s Thematic because it is one of the most widely recommended WordPress themes. The Thematic team has contributed extensively in terms of documentation, which is sadly lacking in many of the more mature Open Source communities. For a longtime developer of Continue reading →

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Should I install that cool plugin / extension / addon?

GooglePlus denizens (Google+rs? gplusies? gah…) learned yesterday that the Google+Facebook and Google+Twitter extensions are malicious. Days earlier, I had decided not to install Google+Facebook when I first heard about it on Susan Mernit’s stream. I shared my concerns on Susan’s post. Susan sent out an additional post specifically to warn folks. Between us we helped Continue reading →

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it’s so cute, it’s almost like a real blog…

sceenshot of test site

integrating design has a test site! I started the bootstrapping process without one, following my current practice of developing in the wild (note to self, must write post on that topic). I was pretty sure that I would end up with one, although I confess that I did not expect to set one up so Continue reading →

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petard 1, hilary 0

The good news I have met my self-imposed goal of at least one post a day. And that was without having discovered the ‘full-screen mode’ for the editor until just now. (I heard that! For your information, I am being gentle on myself and counting new pages as posts for the moment.) The bad news Continue reading →

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