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Accessing web services via AJAX by creating an Apache pass-through proxy on Windows

I've been working with a certain client for several years, and in that time I've built quite a few web sites for this client. Each of these sites connects to a web service that I developed and maintain. This web service delivers real-time numerical data, which the individual client sites use to populate charts and tables.

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Drupal 6 Site Build Checklist

This is my checklist for the beginning stages of building a new Drupal 6 site. Your checklist may certainly vary — this is a list of steps that I personally found myself repeating many times. This checklist assumes you have already come up with a development plan, with custom content types, custom urls, etc., having been defined.

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Windows 7, localhost, and Drupal

I recently bought a new Windows 7 laptop. Along with all the other basic programming tools, I immediately installed Apache, PHP, and MySQL. One of the first things I wanted to do was to try to install Drupal. I spent two days fighting the white screen of death on Drupal installation, though, and I finally figured out why -- and I can blame it on Windows.

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Commonly Used Drupal 6 Modules

Here's a handy-dandy checklist of Drupal 6 modules (and one theme) that I use all the time:

Most Commonly Used

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T-Mobile G1

I stopped in the T-Mobile store near my office yesterday to finally get a hands-on look at the new G1, a.k.a., the first Google Phone. It's even worse than I expected. I never evem turned the thing on, because after playing with the handset for a minute, I knew I wasn't interested. It's big, it's plastic, and it feels funny. The closest thing I can compare it to is holding a Mattel LED football game from the 80's.

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Facebook status feeds are totally, undeniably hosed

Well, it looks like I won't be able to aggregate my Facebook feeds in here any more. The fine folks at Facebook decided to alter the structure of their feeds, making them totally useless.

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My take on Google Chrome

Here's my take on the Google Chrome browser, which was officially released in beta yesterday.

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