So, I’ve been looking for a new side project for a while, before finally settling on playing around with some phone APIs.  Not sure what else to do, I opted to make a tool for annoying people.  Try it now.

It’s quite simple, but effective none the less.  For a modest fee (starting  at $1.00), you can automate calling a friend with a random, annoying sound.  You can play around with things such as the caller ID to any valid phone number (to help make sure that they’ll answer the phone) or even scheduling the call for maximum annoyance.

Get using the cloud to annoy people!

Google PageSpeed and How I Learned To Love The mod

I’ve spent a lot of time fighting against plugins and WordPress in general in attempt to get my Google PageSpeed over 90. I had basically given up on getting into the high 90s due to my reliance on some external resources that don’t set long expire times or, in at least 2 cases, sheer laziness in not wanting to combine and minify external CSS or JS resources myself.

Over the last week, however, I decided to give site optimizations one last go and finally got my PageSpeed over 90 — to 93 on my front page to be exact. I also managed to get YSlow up to a B — it’s an A if I use the “small blog or site” ruleset.

How’d I do it? Read below the fold for the step-by-step.
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django-apikey — key based authorization for RESTful django applications

I just created a git repository for django-apikey, which provides an API key-based authorization backend for use with django REST services. Currently, it works with django-piston, but I do plan on adding support for other django REST packages.
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Beta Test Starting Soon For Email Auto-Responder System

Mailing lists … they’re one of the most popular, and easy, methods of using your website to make money.  I’ve used a few different list manager systems over the years, but they all seemed to miss (at least) one thing that I found useful or needed to make the list behave the way I wanted it to.
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How to Get mod_rewrite to Work With Forms

I’ve been developing a new Web site that uses Apache‘s mod_rewrite to make “pretty” URLs instead of exposing both the script name and parameters to the end user.  For example, instead of seeing a URL like, the end user sees

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