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The Future of Automotive Mobility will be Powered by Open Source Software

Automotive companies are shifting from bending metal to bending bits. Soon they will be offering software and services to complement their manufactured metal. In order to win in the market, they will need to embrace open-source software to build leverage and enhance their offering.

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How to Host Your Static Website on Amazon S3: Step-by-Step Guide

1. Login to your Amazon AWS account 2. Create a new hosted zone for your domain using Route 53 3. Copy the NS records for this zone to your domain provider (e.g., GoDaddy) 4. Edit your domain on your domain registrar (e.g., GoDaddy) by clicking Set Nameservers 5.

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Book Review: Drupal 7 Module Development

Well, it’s been a while my Drupal friends, almost 18 months… dusting off this old Drupal 6 blog and time to start posting again. And what better way to get started again than by talking about Drupal 7, by far the best release of Drupal. And with almost 7

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Automatically Extracting Tags from Nodes

Automatically tagging content is becoming easier with services like OpenCalais [] and Yahoo Terms Extractor [], offering their APIs for free semantic analysis of content. There’s even a great Drupal module, Auto Tagging [] (with

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Website Crashes IE8 Browser with sysfader.exe Exception

So here’s what may be a crazy new IE8 CSS bug that can be triggered under the right circumstances. At MothersClick [] we started to get a few bug reports about “my browser crashing” when viewing the site. As hard as we could try, we couldn’

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RightScale & Drupal - How to Get Internal IP Address

I’m working on a new project that has a Drupal site running in the cloud–specifically Amazon AWS [] with RightScale [] sitting on top to manage our servers and automated scaling scripts. The advantage of RightScale is it allows us to manage

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How to Save and Archive Your Geocities Account (with jQuery + Firebug)

Back in the late 1990s, Geocities [] was all the rage and free 2MB of space for hosting your website rocked. It was in 1997 that I first put my own websites online and Geocities made it very easy to host. Fast-forward 12 years and

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Drupal Behavior to Fix IE6 CSS Background Image Flickering

When the new myLifetime community launched we wanted to focus on performance, and one trick was to minimize HTTP requests by using the CSS sprites technique. For a great run down of this technique and examples of other major sites using this, check out this resource on Smashing Magazine [http:

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myLifetime Community Launches

Recently, the new myLifetime Community [] launched and it has been an overwhelming success. With members joining at such a fast rate, it’ll soon be surging past 100,000 registered members []. This site is separate from the main myLifetime site

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Blog Redesign and Drupal "Spring Theme" Released

Almost exactly 1 year ago I redesigned this blog and today, I unveil yet another new design. This time, it’s running Drupal 6 and all that goodness. I’ve enhanced the contrast on the design quite a bit and really improved the readability on posts and comments, along with

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