• Instant love for Android Instagram…

    April 9, 2012 Jake DiMare

    I finally got the opportunity to download Instagram for Android over the weekend and I have to say…I haven’t fallen more deeply in love with a mobile application since I discovered Space Cat for Android. The Instagram roll-out has been flawless, the integration tight, and the functionality leaves me with absolutely no questions about why…

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  • What is the Cloud? Indeed…

    June 8, 2011 Jake DiMare

    On my way up to the 11th floor this morning one of the elevator news screens presented me with the question: ‘What is the cloud?’ and then went on to say something about Steve Jobs bringing computing to the stratosphere. As I stared up at the screen I cringed visibly and muttered something under my…

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  • BetaForms

    May 28, 2010 Jake DiMare

    Today I decided to write a tricked out, standardized form validation system once and for all. After 10 years of building web applications I am finally tired of rewriting validation scripts over and over again. It’s a combination of Javascript and Jquery and it will be possible to layer it on top of any form…

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  • Here comes the (virtual) sun…

    March 4, 2010 Jake DiMare

    Anytime I work with Sun’s xVM VirtualBox I am left with the desire to write them a thank you letter. This may be one of the most powerful pieces of free software you have ever seen. It basically allows you to set up any number of virtual machines on your computer and load different operating…

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  • Using SSI to detect a user's IP address…

    February 18, 2010 Jake DiMare

    Continuing my series on web development stuff for hacks, this post includes the necessary information to detect a user’s IP address (as well as other variables) with SSI on an Apache server. SSI stands for Server Side Includes and they are directives which are placed in HTML pages and evaluated on the server while the…

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  • Flash 10.1 for mobile…

    January 14, 2010 Jake DiMare

    There’s growing excitement within the developer community about the coming integration of Flash player 10.1. Being developed specifically for mobile devices, 10.1 is slowly being released on a variety of supported devices (mostly in Japan, of course).  I was recently asked if I thought Flash 10.1 would be an App Store killer. I’m not sure…

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