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Build Procedures for Linux Server with LAMP, CakePHP and Solr

Most of my development and technical experience has been in the Microsoft world. Last year I decided to develop a web application using an open source stack. I wrote the app using CakePHP. As I added Solr/Lucene search and started … Continue reading

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Minty Boost Bad

This is a follow-up to my previous post: Proprietary Batteries Bad, Standard Batteries Good. That post describes building a Minty Boost kit and the promise of using the Minty Boost with standard batteries to charge my cell phone rather than … Continue reading

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Proprietary Batteries Bad, Standard Batteries Good!

I wanted to have some extra¬†battery power available for my new power-sucking Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. But like all cell phones, this one requires its own special proprietary battery and I didn’t want to spend $25 on a specialized … Continue reading

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Settling in to the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket

It’s been over three weeks since I made the jump from my aged Blackberry Pearl to the latest greatest Android phone. With a week or so remaining to change my mind, it’s very likely I’ll stick with the Skyrocket. It … Continue reading

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Jumping Ship: Switching to Android from Blackberry

When my three year old Blackberry Pearl 8130 finally gave up the ghost, I decided–for obvious reasons–to eschew RIM and delve into the world of Android. What follows is partly a review of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket handset … Continue reading

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