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Simple Text Agenda
Yesterday, I got tired of not having a simple way of seeing an agenda for the upcoming days of all my calendars. Between work using hosted Exchange, using a joint iCloud calendar, and still using Google Calendar quite often, getting all of the information in one place is a pain.

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MySQL monitoring script
A commenter recently asked if I could publish the script that I wrote to handle monitoring master-master replication. It's been almost two years since I wrote the code, and I no longer have access to the original, but I've reproduced the general code here.

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What I learned during a hackathon
Recently, $job held a hackathon, though ours spread an entire week so was dubbed "Hack Week". We created some awesome projects, had a lot of fun, and managed to help the company at the same time.

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sql2xls.pl: Uploading SQL data to Google Docs
I created sql2xls.pl initially about 6 months ago, because I was tired of trying to remember to MySQL's SELECT … INTO syntax. Plus, then I'd have to download the CSV, format it in a method that MS Office could use, and then email the data.

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Creating an Online Life Timeline
Recently, I've been interested in building a timeline of my online life. Essentially, anything that "happens" to me, online, should be recorded by me somehow.

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Netflix and API's
I joined the Netflix bandwagon late, but I've still been a subscriber for almost 5 years now. I love watching movies through the streaming system, and it's ubiquitous.

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