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Friendly Twitter Bots and Write Access

One of my favorite things about Twitter is the plethora of automated bots that help produce unique content. Twitter bots can provide anything from emergency alerts, to comics, to currated photos and events. I've collected some favorites here.

Recently, if you've tried to build your own Twitter App ...

xkcd Comic Bot

The holiday break is a time to catch up on everything we fall behind on during the semester - emails, sleep, family news, and of course xkcd comics!

But why do I forget to check xkcd? I'm on Twitter daily and use RSS readers a bit - plenty of nice solutions ...

Homebrew: OS X Package Management

After using Debian/Ubuntu during my undergrad, I recently started to make regular use of OS X at work and personally. I was puzzled by the lack of package management tools like apt-get for dpkg or yum for RPM, until I discovered Homebrew, a great open source package manager for ...

Brewing a Bitcoin Wallet

A Bitcoin Wallet on your Mac with one command

This weekend, my formulas for bitcoin-qt and multibit were merged into the Homebrew-cask project so installing Bitcoin-qt or Multibit is a breeze.

bitcoin icon

Bitcoin-qt is the original Bitcoin client that was recommended by It stores the entire blockchain so it ...

Bash Configurations Demystified

.bash_profile, .profile, & .bashrc Conventions

Bash configurations on Linux and OS X can be confusing for many people, myself included. I've written this short guide to remind you and I both of a reasonable set of conventions you could follow.

Login Shell vs. Non-login Shell

When logging in via the ...

Installing Go lang on Ubuntu 12.04

The Getting Started and Installation documentation of Google Go can be found here.

Binary Distribution Installation

These steps will install the Go 1.0.3 Linux x86 64-bit tarball. For a different version or OS distribution, visit the Go binary downloads page which has binary distributions for various systems.

cd ...

PAX East 2013

On a Friday night this march, I was hanging out with some friends watching Scott Pilgrim vs. the World when my friend Ceri arrived back late with a ton of cool stuff from the first day of PAX East 2013. For a few years on MIT campus, I had heard ...

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