Gmail Storage Upgrades

Not sure if this is new or I just missed some sort of announcement or meme in my blog reading but I just noticed that not only does my account now have almost 5 GB of storage, but I have the option to purchase more.

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Business of Software Conference, Day 2

I didn't make it to to a couple o the sessions today, but the the ones I did go to were more enlightening, while not as inspirational as yesterday. Just different styles of presentation, really. Both days have been excellent and I hope to hear most of all the speakers again sometime.

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Business of Software Conference, Day 1

I am not a big conference-goer, primarily because I am not big into travel. However, I find myself at the Business of Software Conference in San Jose, CA and think it well worth the trip.

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Hillary Clinton - WOW

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I Like Mike

I have been a really big fan of Fred Thompson, but after getting to know Mike Huckabee a bit better (watch the interview videos below), I am like preferring the former governor of Arkansas, no not THAT governor :).

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Loving My New Keyboard

Just cashed in my Apple Store Credit for my overpriced iPhone (the price of early adoption wasn't cheap this time). My somewhat "free" loot was a copy of VMWare Fusion and the new USB slim keyboard.

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Branching Strategy for Agile Releases with Subversion

The point of source control and other configuration management tools is to not only not get in the way of getting things done, but to enable more parallelism on a software team. A lot of times we (technologists, err geeks) can get caught up in tool selection, modification, and hyper-configuration.

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A Couple of New Projects

I have started a couple of new projects on Google Code. These are primarily just Python libraries that wrap web service APIs for two services I hope to write some mash ups for my personal use.

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Detailed Amazon S3 Logging

Just as there is a wealth of value to be gained from analyzing your web logs, there is much to be had from being able to analyze your activity logs from Amazon's S3 storage service.

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Parsing Unicode Urls in Boto / Amazon S3

Tonight I ran into an old familiar "bug" that I have wrestled with for awhile but never taken the time to figure out a solution. It occurs when accessing/listing keys that exist on Amazon S3 via boto and a few other S3 libraries.

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