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PostGreSQL time format for sitemaps

After converting the database for Adage from a memory resident format backed by cl-store to the postmodern PostGreSQL interface, Google reported that my generated sitemaps were flawed. The original bit of SQL I used to fill the last modified field … Continue reading

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Lottery Calculator app sales funnel analytics for May, 2013

May saw a bump in the number of people interested in lottery related searches. The spike was highest on May 17th, so it is probable reasonable to assume that the large Powerball jackpot ramping up to $590,000,000 before the big … Continue reading

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Lottery Calculator funnel analytics for April, 2013

The Lottery Calculator App is definitely not one of the huge iStore success stories, but it is turning out to be a very good educational test bed. Things are probably great if you can get featured by Apple. Unfortunately, very … Continue reading

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VSIP Application

VSIP application submitted! Last week, I applied for Voluntary Seperation Insentive Pay (VSIP) at my day job. With the sequestration and looming furlough, they offered a stack o’ cash as a carrot to trim the work force. The program is … Continue reading

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The Great Google Reader Exodus

Image credit: juliengron Google announced sunset of their RSS Reader and the geekier side of the internet seems to have exploded. Many articles and comments talk about the various alternatives and how the lack of an 800 pound gorilla in … Continue reading

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Long Tail Optimization, the numbers of a happy accident

I’ve been thinking a lot about SEO, long tail optimization, and various other methods for driving traffic lately. I have also been watching the analytics religiously and trying to guess at what matters. A certain blog post (the one about … Continue reading

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LottoCalc for iOS (iPhone/iPod/iPad)

In early May of 2012, I jotted down a set of ideas for the next code to write. I had decided that it would either be a web app (UnCommonWeb based) or a mobile app. With the mobile apps, android … Continue reading

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Passing apache connection and config information to the application server

One of the challenges I’ve had in working with UnCommon Web (UCW) as an application server behind an Apache front-end is handling connection information. Modproxy creates a new connection to the app server itself, losing some of the incoming information. … Continue reading

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2012 in review – UCW, LottoCalc, VCS/IRC notification, marketing, etc

2012 has been a busy and educational year. To get my feet under me better with UCW and common lisp, I wrote up the Adage website. Right now it has a handful of fortune databases plus a handful of Charlie … Continue reading

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Bootstrap progress bar update using jQuery/AJAX

One of the web apps I’ve worked on involved parsing and analyzing quite a bit of data from various sources. An initial prototype in PHP simple executed the ~20-30 second routine before displaying a page stating the task was done. … Continue reading

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