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"Fixing" Slow Wake for MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display

My main machine is a MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display. I carry it at work every day and use it on and off throughout the day, mostly in meetings. At home, I use it connected to a 27 inch Thunderbolt Display which powers the laptop and charges the battery. I love almost everything about this laptop. The one thing that has been getting on my nerves is that it is often painfully slow to wake... »

Octopress Customizations

Note: The blog you are reading right now is no longer generated by Octopress. What you will read below is still useful if you're interested in Octopress, but you should not try to correlate what it talks about with the HTML/JavaScript you're seeing on the blog today. They won't match up exactly. This is a very long post, but I wanted to capture the essence of all of the functional changes I made as... »

Monitoring Energy Usage For Fun and Profit

About a month ago, I finally got my CurrentCost EnviR home energy monitor hooked up. Originally sold only in Europe, CurrentCost now is available in the U.S. However, the websites are a little confusing. The main website, currentcost.com is still mostly for European customers while U.S. customers can go to currentcost.net to obtain hardware and support. I have no idea why they have split things like this because it is very... »

Octopress + Windows Azure Web Sites

Why? Why not! I'm a fan of Azure and wanted to see if it would work well with their git publishing. It turns out that publishing to an Azure Web Site via git is pretty much like publishing to Github Pages. How? The built in rake setup_github_pages won't work, so you'll have to do what would have done manually, but that's not too hard. First, while in the top level folder for your... »