OSX: Never Paste with Style

I never want to copy a chunk of text and then later paste that text with all of its styles and formatting. I personally found that I have no purpose for this. My styles are never aligned with the same styles that I am copying from.

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Robo Calling with Twilio

Every one hates to get political or an automated spam robo call; however, I recently had the opportunity to create one that people loved and it was stupid simple thanks to Twilio.

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Documentation for Magento Developers

I am excited to announce that I have a new book coming out!

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What RSS Feeds Does Mark Sanborn Read?

Ever wonder what RSS feeds I subscribe to? Here is a quick list of most of the feeds I subscribe to.

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Schedule a Tweet with One Comnand in Linux

Ever want to schedule a tweet to go out at the same time an article is published or an event is started? Want to do it without signing up to a service or some other complicated task? Well this post is for you. I am going to show you how to schedule a tweet from the command line in one line of code. You can schedule the tweet to take place ten minutes from now, 14 days, or whenever you wish.

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Two New Projects Launched: NixTutor and Faceoff Podcast

As you may have noticed posts have slowed a little here on MarkSanborn.net. This is due to my involvement in two new projects.

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Faceoff: Episode 2

Well we decided that podcasting was fun and many of our listeners enjoyed it so we continuing with the project.

We opened a website up at faceoffshow.com Although the site is not quite up yet, expect a full feature site with proper itunes compatible feeds soon!

In the mean time you can download the podcast directly from here:

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Faceoff: A New Podcast by Mark Sanborn and Jade Robbins

This is the first episode of our new podcast called, Face Off.

This was our first recording of any kind ever. Since this is our first podcast it is very amateur. There are times in the podcast where there is light swearing. The first recording was also not structured and was never really meant to be a podcast until we were done and had over an hour worth of material we wanted to share, so, please bare with us. We promise to have a more structured show for episode two.

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Extract without First Directory

Whenever I download something that is compressed on the Internet in a .zip, .rar or .tar.gz it is always a crapshot whether or not it contains a “container directory”. A “container directory” is a directory that contains all the other files usually with the same name as the compressed file.

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Mastering the UPS Shipping API: Rate Shopping Dropdown

One of the first parts of the checkout process of any ecommerce site is to provide the customer with a dropdown box with shipping options. In this tutorial we are going to shop for various UPS rates and display them in a convenient drop down.

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