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The Hipcrime Vocab

The Hipcrime Vocab

I can confidently predict that I will not still be writing this blog the next time February 29 falls on a Thursday.

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My front pages

My front pages

It’s been two years since I relaunched my website as a personal portfolio and developer relations blog.

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Who ya gonna call?

Who ya gonna call?

IT support staff are the unsung heroes of every organization. According to the Gartner Group, between 20% to 50% of all support calls are for password resets.

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Getting started with Bitbucket Pipelines

Getting started with Bitbucket Pipelines

I’m a big fan of GitHub Actions. But if you’re working for an enterprise software company, there’s a fair chance you’re using Atlassian’s Bitbucket Cloud (along with Confluence and Jira).

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100 Years of Yankee Stadium

100 Years of Yankee Stadium

This Tuesday, April 18 marked 100 years since the opening of “The House that Ruth Built” or, as it was more commonly known, Yankee Stadium.

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How to survive a pandemic

How to survive a pandemic

If you’re reading this then, at the time of writing, thus far, through a combination of luck and guile, you have survived the pandemic.

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Creating documentation in XML

Creating documentation in XML

If your documentation has reached the limits of what’s possible in Markdown, and you’d prefer not to fall back to HTML, it’s time to consider authoring in XML.

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Creating taxonomies

Creating taxonomies

The hashtag has become ubiquitous. Chris Messina was inspired by the way chat rooms were identified on Internet Relay Chat (IRC) servers, when he first proposed its use in a 2007 tweet.

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Getting started with REST APIs

Getting started with REST APIs

REST (representational state transfer) APIs (application programming interfaces) have been around since the turn of the century, when they were defined by Dr.

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Revisitng DocBook

Revisitng DocBook

The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) and DocBook are two XML-based authoring frameworks.

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Tips for public speaking

Tips for public speaking

In my day job as a developer advocate, and in my volunteer role as community manager for the Chloe 280SE project, I’m sometimes called upon to speak in public.

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Changing email provider in the age of 2FA

Changing email provider in the age of 2FA

Changing email provider is simple, right? Wrong. After the week I’ve had, I think there’s an argument that you should be able to transfer your email address to another provider, just like you can with a cell number.

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Using an iPad Pro for development

Using an iPad Pro for development

This is my 2018 iPad Pro. It has replaced the Hackintosh workstation I built that I ended up installing Windows 10 on (story for another day) as my main computer outside work hours.

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