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New API for Confluence Extractor (Lucene Search) Plugins

Confluence plugins support a way to hook into the Lucene search system. These extractor plugins allow you to add additional key/value pairs to the lucene index, so you can search for them using a key:value style search syntax. As of Confluence 5.2, however, the old Extractor system pretty much doesn’t work. If you are wondering

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15 Jul 2014
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Swype Keyboard – Trust, Performance, and Excuses

So, last December a Swype user notified Swype that he had detected the Swype keyboard making an egregious number of location requests on his Android. Swype’s reply was: “This definitely sounds like a bug. We check for last known location in order to provide regional dialects via Living Language.” This topic blew up on Slashdot the

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05 May 2014
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Importing Quickbooks 2011 for Mac to Quickbooks Online.

I update Quickbooks when its necessary. It’s not a favorite application, but my accountant likes it. For various reasons, I want to try out their new cloud edition. So, they imply they support importing 2011 desktop data to the online edition, but when you go to do the job, you realize they only support 2011

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06 Jan 2014
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Installing Postgres on a Mac with Homebrew

I needed a postgres. I did not appear to have postgresql (server) on my mac (still Snow Leopard). My vms looked old and worn. I had some kind of psql90 client which appears to be for 9.0.1, so … not the latest. I figured I should just see what homebrew could do for me. One of the things

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17 Oct 2013
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Thoughts on Atlassian Summit13 Keynote

So, a lot was said by Atlassian founders Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes as well as Atlassian President Jay Simons in the keynote earlier today. I’m going to try to sum up my thoughts on the key things that jumped out at me. Tighter integrations – I’m hearing that a lot of effort has been put

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02 Oct 2013
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Atlassian Summit Keynote will be livestreamed this Wed

Since I’m not making it to Summit this year, I think I’ll try to catch the livestream of the keynote. It’s 9am Pacific Time (so noon eastern) this Wed Oct 2nd. Can't make it to #Summit13? You can still watch the livestream of our keynote! Please RT and spread the word: http://t.co/C7jGGVafIF — atlassian (@atlassian)

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30 Sep 2013
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Using Pomodoro technique to get things done

Much of what I get done during the day is self-motivated. I’ve found there are different tricks I can take advantage of to keep myself focused and productive.

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25 Sep 2013
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