What bugs me about shorten url's?

Apr/30/2012 4 min read by Marco Monteiro

When shorten url's showed up for the first time they were great. We were starting the 140 characters era, and we wanted to share our stuff on the web. The problem was (and still is) that many url's that point to the stuff we wanted to share were way to big. Just look at those url's from amazon.

But this beautiful creation got us one ...tiny“ problem. Actually, the shorten url's didn't have nothing to do with the problem. The problem started when certain services we all use to share stuff with our pears started embedding shorten url's as a feature to their service. So when you're sharing your link you don't have to worry about shorten it. The link will be shorten for you. Great right?

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Using the sparks system with kittens

Apr/24/2012 1 min read by Marco Monteiro

This is my first screencast, I’ve done it without any script. I used it just to try out the screencast software and to actually see if I should start doing this or just stay with the written articles.

Please leave feedback on things to improve.

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Adopt Kitten helper for Codeigniter

Apr/20/2012 1 min read by Marco Monteiro

Need a placeholder? Like kittens? Use Codeigniter?

Well you’ve come to the right place sir. I have just the thing for you. Today edmundask did his own placeholder helper for Codeigniter. When I saw it I just had to make a placeholder with kittens. So I forked his repository and did it.

Hope you enjoy it.

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Seth Godin on being self taught

Apr/16/2012 2 min read by Marco Monteiro

So I was passing by Seth’s Blog as I normally do from time to time. Normally I don’t care much for what he has to say because most of the stuff he says are just recycled material from his old material (it’s like inception, but boring). But every now and then he posts something that I can really enjoy.

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Codeigniter Snippets Package for Sublime T. 2

Apr/14/2012 3 min read by Marco Monteiro

A few weeks ago I was at #codeigniter @freenode.net as usual, and we were talking about Sublime Text 2 (because it's an awesome text editor and you should start using it right now) and we're talking about how there was no package for Codeigniter with Snippets made just for it.

So I started one and made a pull request on the package repository so my work could be appreciated / used by anyone using Sublime Text 2. Obviously like any other open source project my snippets package can be updated by anyone.

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