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P'unk Ave Lunch Chronicles vol. 4 & 5

by Dana Vachon

I'm a little behind on our lunch adventures. Let me bring you up to speed. Two weeks ago, we were all so exhausted from a crazy week that we just decided to order some pizzas. We…
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Nice Touch

by Geoff DiMasi

It rained all day yesterday in Philadelphia. Walking down the steps into the 10th & Locust Hi-Speed Line (PATCO), I noticed an embedded piece of diamond plate metal in the floor below the first step. I…
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Chalkboard Doppelganger?

by Geoff DiMasi

This weekend, I was having breakfast while flipping through an old issue of This Old House magazine and came across the picture below of the chalkboard calendar. I thought it was cool how they did represented the…
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A Modest Proposal to Return the Delaware Waterfront to People

by Geoff DiMasi

Last night at Ignite Philly 6, I talked about an idea that may seem radical at first glance, but I really do think is a very reasonable and dare-I-say modest proposal. I would like to remove…
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P'unk Ave Lunch Chronicles vol. 3

by Dana Vachon

The BLT In this week's most recent edition, the P'unk Ave crew took on the BLT. For the non bacon eaters, Matt cooked up some Smoky Tempeh and Smart Bacon. The real, or substitute, bacon of choice…

Quick Symfony drinkup?

by Thomas Boutell

Who's up for a quick Symfony show and tell this Thursday at our offices? With beer? We've got a projector... The idea is to briefly show something interesting you're doing with Symfony, or just soak up what…
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Should I work on Columbus Day?

by Geoff DiMasi

On the occasion of the 1920 Columbus Day celebration, Joseph P. Bartilucci stated: "We Italians have contributed to the glory of the United States. Our Mayflower came long before the Pilgrims' Mayflower. We have done our part…
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P'unk Culture

by Geoff DiMasi

I like being on a team. I like solving problems that are bigger than one person's experience and intellect. I like having meals together. I like having enough people to play full court basketball around at…
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P'unk Ave Book Club Starts Now!

by Geoff DiMasi

This week we kick off our new book club here at P'unk Avenue. I picked the first selection: The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz. I have been reading this and found…
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P'unk Ave Lunch Chronicles

by Dana Vachon

P'unk Avenue had a growth spurt this summer, and we head into the Fall with ten full time team members. This makes having lunch together a little difficult sometimes. Finding a place to eat at the…
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Game On!

by Geoff DiMasi

The new basketball I ordered to have around the studio came this morning. Wes and I already broke it in playing a game of P.I.G. followed by a one-on-one game to 3. I won't reveal who…
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What is the Story with that?

by Geoff DiMasi

I realize that I ask the question "What is the story with that?" out loud or internally many times throughout the day. I like to know the backstory. Not with the goal of being nosey or…
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Relax: The Pavement Reunion Lesson

by Geoff DiMasi

Last night I got to catch Pavement on their reunion tour. It was a pretty magical night. The weather was perfect, the company was good, and my seats were "upgraded" during the evening so my view…

Open Source Business Models

by Thomas Boutell

Alas, open source by itself is not a business model. Very few people get rich just by coding for free all day. But I've spent a lot of time in the open source trenches over the years,…

Apostrophe Scales: Part I

by Thomas Boutell

Apostrophe is a beautiful CMS, if we do say so ourselves. In-context editing and thoughtful design make it a joy to use. And this is a problem. It is a problem because people look at it and…

Apostrophe 1.4.2 released

by Thomas Boutell

We've released version 1.4.2 of Apostrophe. This is a maintenance release primarily made up of stability and security fixes. We strongly recommend upgrading if you are using any 1.x version of Apostrophe. Even for those keeping up…

There Is No Philadelphia Blog Tax... Just A Philadelphia Everything Tax

by Thomas Boutell

Philly does not have a special tax on bloggers. All the outrage about this is silly and overblown. So why am I still ticked off at the city? Because Philly has a tax code that punishes new…

Apostrophe Updates

by Thomas Boutell

Apostrophe has received quite a few fixes and improvements over the past few months. We've made upgraded releases of our open source software available. To learn more, visit the Apostrophe developer site. Read on for a changelog…

Star Wars Uncut, Uncut

by Thomas Boutell

Star Wars Uncut is finished! And next Wednesday, August 11th at 6pm we'll be screening the entire crowdsourced, fan-remade movie on the projector in our office. I've downloaded the whole darn thing and assembled the most…

Security hole in Mobile Safari PDF support a bigger story than jailbreakme

by Thomas Boutell

The buzz today is that a new site, jailbreakme, will jailbreak your iPhone without the need to install any software on your host computer. What's bizarre about this is that everyone thinks it is cool and no…