Andrew Koebbe

Just another developer with a blog.

Recently Mandrill (MailChimp) really let the developer community down by announcing the demise of their stand-alone transactional email service, Mandrill. This left me and many other developers with a decision to either find something new or pay a ridiculously high monthly fee to keep our apps' small amount of email flowing. Here's the breakdown of the change and why I'm switching to Sendgrid.

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Recently I was working on setting up a new local development environment at work and stumbled across a MySQL error when importing legacy data in to the remake of an old app. This error lead me to a scary revelation about the defaults of MySQL version 5.6 and earlier.

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I was having an issue with connecting to the ReadyNAS web admin. When I logged in I just got the loading bar. Eventually it timed out and gave me a few options to retry or check RAIDar, etc.

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Normally when I buy beeswax I seem to find it in block form or in small medallions, but most of the recipes I find online use pastilles (tiny beads) which are listed in volume measurements. So I often ended up scratching my head trying to figure out how much I need to chop off the block to get the e...

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I'd never heard of lotion bars before finding this recipe, but I'm sold after using these bars over the past year. They are especially helpful overnight.

I originally found this recipe on One Good Thing by Jillee, but like most recipes I'm finding the ingredients were not clearly listed in mass...

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