Happy Thanksgiving—Images Of My Walk Through Manhattan

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone living in the U.S. and Happy Thursday to those of you living somewhere else in the world.

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Announcing 3 New Books On Web Design And Development

At the start of each year I write a post in which I present a few things I’d like to accomplish before I write the same post at the start of the following year. As usual I’m behind on some of what I set out to do, but I’m happy to say that at least one of my goals is nearing completion.

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Book Review—Citizen Designer: Perspectives on Design Responsibility

A long time ago I briefly worked to help promote a political campaign. The campaign wasn’t for a candidate running for office, but rather an amendment to the state constitution or something along those lines.

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How To Create And Add Indexes To MySQL Tables

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been talking about indexes and how they help speed up database searches. I talked about their pros and cons and then talked about the different types of indexes and when each is appropriate.

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The Types of Indexes You Can Add To MySQL Tables

As useful as indexes are to finding information in a database, they aren’t all created equal. Sometimes you need to find specific values in a table and sometimes you need to find something inside a specific value, say a blob of text. Not all indexes are suited for every task.

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