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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Local Development Environment: Apache, PHP, and MySQL with Homebrew

OS X 10.10 Yosemite comes with Apache and PHP pre-installed, but it's not in a great configuration, requires root to make lots of changes, and can introduce issues with file ownership and permissions.

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Going postal on net neutrality

On Friday morning, the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet presented a refreshing and illuminating real-world forum on “Net Neutral

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YearlyKos in Review

I was able to attend the YearlyKos convention last weekend - I was interested to go and see what the prevailing feeling of the "progessive blogosphere

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"Mass email", or email from the masses?

The internet could be hailed as the best thing for democracy since the Australian ballot, empowering the masses to participate meaningfully in politics.

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Where are the Gay Netroots?

So the discussion during the LGBT caucus at YearlyKos was about what I expected.

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What new technology means for good old fashioned organizing

I started this post last week at Net2, in an attempt to summarize my talk after our Activism panel ended.

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Net2 conference happening now

Greetings from San Jose -- I'm here at the Net2 conference with a few other members of our DC Net2 group (now the #1 Net2 meetup group in the country)!

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PDF: TxtMessaging and Mobile Politics

With a little help from our Washington DC compatriots, the EchoDitto NY office headed over to the Personal Democracy Forum Conference, held last week, to check out some emerging trends in the political-technology space.

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The Meaning of "Never Forget"

In the May 19th edition of Canada's National Post, Amir Taheri wrote about a new law recently passed by Iran's Islamic Majlis (Parliament).

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A moment shared by stamps

I caught this article in AdAge today:

I see you like to read printed material. You should check out Nicco's book The End of Big: http://endofbig.com