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Posts by Marcelo Bursztein

ansible centos - robots building robots

Robots Building Robots Introduction Ansible is a powerful tool for provisioning CentOS on commercial grade linux webservers. In my last article, Webmin Configuration on CentOS, I discussed the steps to setup a new server complete with Webmin and Percona. This is our preferred setup for reliable webservers, but one glance at the article will make

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mousetrap

In today’s commoditized web development industry, choosing the cheapest vendor is not necessarily the most financially responsible decision. You may have heard the expression “Nobody Ever Got Fired For Buying IBM”. Fear tactics aside, I believe this statement is rooted in some sort of reality. At the risk of oversimplifying, when comparing vendors, customers tend

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ufo

How to avoid analysis paralysis and get real in digital product development.   1. Get out of the lab Like Macy Gray would say, you need to get up and get out… how will you make it if you never even try? Product people—as opposed to marketing people—love to work endlessly pushing the last pixel and

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Speed Skaters

The Impaired Speed Skating Association of Canada (ISSAC) mission is to have impaired speed skating recognized as a sanctioned sport by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). ISSAC provides funding for registered skaters in an effort to help them represent Canada at international competitions. We at 76design have been fortunate enough to be approached by ISSAC to

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dmw-screenshot

When DMW Strategic Consulting approached us to redesign their website, we instantly knew it was one of those projects you’d be talking to your friends over a beer or at home with your partner while making dinner. Not so much because of the cool technology you got to implement—that will instantly make your wife yawn

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cloud-

High Performance Server Configuration in the Age-of-the-Cloud Introduction Building web servers for hosting reliable and performant web sites is a black art. I’d like to discuss how we setup our CentOS servers and manage them conveniently using Webmin. We have learned a few things over time and thought it would be valuable to share the knowledge. tl;dr

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cx

User experience and user interface design are pieces of a bigger customer experience puzzle Most designers and developers of digital products have wrestled with terms such as ‘user experience’ and ‘user interface’. These two terms have been wrongly used, contributing to their cryptic meaning driving any of us increasingly confused. As these practices evolved and

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