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So many failures at real life software engineer interview questions

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not great at data structure & algorithms quizzes. Maybe I never truly mastered the mathematical aspects of computer science. Luckily there are companies out there that don’t interview on the computer science

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Limit number of php-cgi processes spawned by nginx

Here’s how to Mine was around here somewhere. File was here sudo nano /usr/bin/php-fastcgi Original file looked something like this. #!/bin/bash /usr/bin/spawn-fcgi -a 127.0.0.1 -p 10005 -u www-data -g www-data -f /usr/bin/php-cgi Added -C argument to enforce a limit. #!/bin/bash

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HTML Email: Image height is 1px high for Gmail in IE10

Lately I have had to redo some of the HTML emails. We had an outside contractor do most of the work and he did a fantastic job. However, I was noticing that under a very specific condition, the email images

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Delete old iOS backups to reclaim disk space

Just yesterday Apple released a critical patch that fixes a major security flaw. That Mac OS update required 3GB free on my machine. ¬†That’s trouble! I have an older MacBook Air with a 128GB hard drive so I’ve been hovering

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Working on a real iOS app.

As a personal endeavor I’m trying to make an iOS app. Making a native app for iOS has been on my to-do list for at least 2-3 years but I could never figure out the Objective C language and I

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Understanding the design of the Angular JS framework

  I’ve been trying to figure out Angular JS for a little while but I don’t have a deep understanding of software engineering patterns or practices. My theory is that I haven’t been able to figure out the framework because

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Playing with apnagent for Node Apple Push Notification

https://blog.engineyard.com/2013/developing-ios-push-notifications-nodejs http://apnagent.qualiancy.com/

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Interactive Fiction as Tutorial?

I don’t play interactive fiction but I was thinking about writing a tutorial-like website that could benefit from the http://twinery.org/ – Nice HTML based IF builder. http://inform7.com/ – Create Z-code IF games https://code.google.com/p/parchment/ – Publish z-code IF games to the

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HP Photosmart C4480 incompatible print cartridge

Long-story short: Buy a new printer if you have this error. My mother-in-law has an older color printer that she got with her iMac in 2009. HP Photosmart C4480 says “incompatible print cartridge” on its screen and will not do

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Development notes: HTML5-based mobile app

A few months ago the company I work for released, a search experienced tailored for tablet use. After the tablet version’s successful release¬†I had the good fortune to be asked to create the mobile phone experience. As a web developer

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