Posts Posts by: "Michael Taus"

Ruby on Ales!

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Matt and I have been talking about doing a software conference here in Bend for quite some time. After all, there’s a lot of people that have never heard of Bend, Oregon, not to mention the exceptional technical talent that this community has attracted. So while we were in New Orleans at RubyConf, thanks…(Read More)

We’re pretty stoked to be sponsoring RubyConf 2010. This is our first sponsorship and it kinda feels like we’re all grown up… nah!  But seriously, Matz’s keynote should be fun and overall this should be a great event. Matt and Mike will be there. So if you’re gonna be around and…(Read More)

Everyone, everywhere should know about Metaweb, a company incubated by Applied Minds. Why? Because now that Google has purchased the company and Freebase, their growing open database of  “entities” (think: logically ordered keywords), everything from content creation and SEO to distribution is going to change. Not overnight or anything. But it will change. Don’t…(Read More)

Anyone that manages a WordPress site knows that it can be a bit of a challenge to maintain site security. And, if you are managing a lot of them it can be quite an effort. Today, I found myself cleaning out a site that had been the subject of a malicious attack. And  after securing…(Read More)

Well it must have been a slow news day in Bend, because the Bulletin came through on their threat and actually published a piece on Aquo. Thanks to David Holley for letting us rant about everything but technology and writing a nice piece that covers a lot of ground. If you’re a subscriber, you…(Read More)

RailsConf was great this year. Got to meet a bunch of new people that I hope to keep in touch with. After a crazy flight back to the west coast – 15 hours of flying, circling, diverting, waiting, unloading, loading, sitting, waiting for a pilot from Baltimore to Portland – these are the things that…(Read More)

I missed Robert Kieffer’s post back in March on this. And, I find it so interesting that I thought it’d be worth sharing again… Among other things, FanPageAnalaytics.com maps the connections of some 200 million Facebook user profiles and illustrates the “thickness” of those networks between various cities. For example, here is…(Read More)

Earlier this week, I wrote about the a crazy bug in the Android email app that I discovered on my Nexus One, which posed a significant privacy risk when users send emails from their device. I submitted the bug report to Google and earlier today I received a reply. The email (below) includes instructions to…(Read More)