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Searching YouTube with PHP

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

This was one of the cooler features I implemented in my mashup codebase. Alas Google went and changed YouTube’s API. I quickly tried to fix it, but when I could not and no one on Stack Overflow could help the problem got set aside while I focussed on passing all three CFA® exams…

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Google Algorithm Update

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Apparently yesterday while I was at a job interview or on the ferry or otherwise not online, Google made a major change to their search engine algorithm…

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Blogging, Vancouver, and Google Oh My!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

I’ve been at the blogging game since 2005.  I’ve made over one thousand posts though not all at this domain which is a bit chaotic. I’ve started niche blogs and have done some guest blogging But none of this has resulted in world wide fame, it hasn’t helped my career, in fact many people claim the opposite that my honesty online has hurt my career. This post isn’t about all that, I’m finished writing about that period of my life and the people who made me miserable…

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Open source VS Commercial software

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Twice now I’ve been asked in a job interview about the merits of open source VS commercial software, or how open source software can be used by corporations, or how startups can make money leveraging open source software? What are your assets if all your company does is contribute to and work with open source software? How do you assign a value to such a company?

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Online Reputation Management Tool

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Online reputation management or at least monitoring your own name online using a tool like Google Alerts has become more and more necessary. It used to be vanity or perhaps curiosity that led to people googling themselves but now given the many notable examples of bad behaviour online, it is a necessity especially if you area  job seeker…

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