peaceinpieces

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alanna * 19 * college
crêpes * green chile * chai
fixed-width fonts * b&w * clean design
cryptonomicon * atonement * the glass castle
norah jones * hocus pocus * CAKE * amy winehouse
smiles * good conversation * close friends
saying what needs to be said
understood silence
challenge

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peaceinpieces 5 years ago on quote #6939807
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Love the scroll effect.
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peaceinpieces 6 years ago on quote #7038536
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Hm. I should learn PHP. And interesting, I've only ever seen CentOS used once, on a machine in a college lab.

What exactly does Witty use bootstrap for? Buttons, form fields, page layout perhaps? Maybe I'll take a crack at reimplementing some of bootstrap's things for fun. I'm kind of tired of the way bootstrap looks, too...

Thank you for sating my curiosity. Witty is an impressive side project.
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Steve 6 years ago on quote #7038536
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PHP is widely used, but despised by a lot of programmers. It has its faults, but it's good if you want to cobble something together quickly. Don't let me deter you from checking it out. I write PHP code every day. If you want to learn how to program, the best bet is to tinker around with a lot of languages so you can see the similarities and differences. It also helps you recognize the best tool for the job in the working world. Python can be a fun place to start because of the huge number of packages available (https://pypi.python.org/pypi). It's kind of like how Perl was back in the day (and some believe still is).
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peaceinpieces 6 years ago on quote #7051786
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Also, a few more fonts! (Especially clean / basic ones.) :)
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peaceinpieces 6 years ago on quote #7038536
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Not spying, though I was stalking you on the internet for a bit.

(I'm curious what Witty's built in (languages, frameworks), and also a bit curious where your livelihood comes from. (Not Witty, I assume.))

Exciting that you're working on it!
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Steve 6 years ago on quote #7038536
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Witty is built on the old LAMP stack: Linux (Centos to be specific), Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Most everything has been built from scratch with the exception of the wysiwyg editor and the bootstrap framework (which I'd love to rip out because it's bloated and Witty doesn't use enough of it to make it worth it). I also use Amazon Web Services for the database and some image hosting.

Witty has always just been one of my side projects -- a hobby really. I contract for a boring company building and maintaining their internal sales web apps. Back in 2011 Witty grew pretty big and I made a few bucks from the advertising, but the hosting costs also grew at the same time. Some months, Witty's total hosting bill was more than $2000. Traffic has waned since then and the bills are much lower now. I haven't checked in a few months, but I'm not sure the advertising income even covers hosting costs anymore.
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peaceinpieces 6 years ago on quote #7038536
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Hm. I should learn PHP. And interesting, I've only ever seen CentOS used once, on a machine in a college lab.

What exactly does Witty use bootstrap for? Buttons, form fields, page layout perhaps? Maybe I'll take a crack at reimplementing some of bootstrap's things for fun. I'm kind of tired of the way bootstrap looks, too...

Thank you for sating my curiosity. Witty is an impressive side project.
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Steve 6 years ago on quote #7038536
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PHP is widely used, but despised by a lot of programmers. It has its faults, but it's good if you want to cobble something together quickly. Don't let me deter you from checking it out. I write PHP code every day. If you want to learn how to program, the best bet is to tinker around with a lot of languages so you can see the similarities and differences. It also helps you recognize the best tool for the job in the working world. Python can be a fun place to start because of the huge number of packages available (https://pypi.python.org/pypi). It's kind of like how Perl was back in the day (and some believe still is).
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peaceinpieces 6 years ago on quote #7038536
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Images would actually be pretty cool -- if quotes were turned into images they would be really conducive to sharing on Tumblr, Pinterest, etc, and really easy to export, save, and reuse in different places. A tiny, clean 'wittyprofiles' watermark would be great for bringing people to the site, too.
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Steve 6 years ago on quote #7038536
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Are you spying on me while I work because that's exactly what I'm working on right now?
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peaceinpieces 6 years ago on quote #7038536
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Not spying, though I was stalking you on the internet for a bit.

(I'm curious what Witty's built in (languages, frameworks), and also a bit curious where your livelihood comes from. (Not Witty, I assume.))

Exciting that you're working on it!
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Steve 6 years ago on quote #7038536
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Witty is built on the old LAMP stack: Linux (Centos to be specific), Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Most everything has been built from scratch with the exception of the wysiwyg editor and the bootstrap framework (which I'd love to rip out because it's bloated and Witty doesn't use enough of it to make it worth it). I also use Amazon Web Services for the database and some image hosting.

Witty has always just been one of my side projects -- a hobby really. I contract for a boring company building and maintaining their internal sales web apps. Back in 2011 Witty grew pretty big and I made a few bucks from the advertising, but the hosting costs also grew at the same time. Some months, Witty's total hosting bill was more than $2000. Traffic has waned since then and the bills are much lower now. I haven't checked in a few months, but I'm not sure the advertising income even covers hosting costs anymore.
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peaceinpieces 6 years ago on quote #7038536
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Hm. I should learn PHP. And interesting, I've only ever seen CentOS used once, on a machine in a college lab.

What exactly does Witty use bootstrap for? Buttons, form fields, page layout perhaps? Maybe I'll take a crack at reimplementing some of bootstrap's things for fun. I'm kind of tired of the way bootstrap looks, too...

Thank you for sating my curiosity. Witty is an impressive side project.
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Steve 6 years ago on quote #7038536
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PHP is widely used, but despised by a lot of programmers. It has its faults, but it's good if you want to cobble something together quickly. Don't let me deter you from checking it out. I write PHP code every day. If you want to learn how to program, the best bet is to tinker around with a lot of languages so you can see the similarities and differences. It also helps you recognize the best tool for the job in the working world. Python can be a fun place to start because of the huge number of packages available (https://pypi.python.org/pypi). It's kind of like how Perl was back in the day (and some believe still is).
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peaceinpieces 6 years ago on quote #7051786
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A mode for simultaneously viewing source and output!
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Steve 6 years ago on quote #7051786
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yeah!
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peaceinpieces 8 years ago on quote #6850328
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this format. I love it.
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peaceinpieces 8 years ago on quote #6650050
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yes.
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peaceinpieces 8 years ago on quote #6855804
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hence, imo, it's much better to be imperfect and interesting rather than perfectly boring:)
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peaceinpieces 8 years ago on quote #6828450
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i love love love this
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peaceinpieces 8 years ago on quote #6844714
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your formats - I can't even begin....
and of course the quotes;)
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peaceinpieces 8 years ago on quote #6802989
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I really like both the quote and the format:)
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rec0ver 8 years ago on quote #6802989
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thank you :)
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peaceinpieces 8 years ago on quote #6834390
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tehe, this looks familiar ;) I love it
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peaceinpieces 8 years ago on quote #6850572
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thanks!:)
and yes, *sigh is a good way to put it....
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peaceinpieces 8 years ago on quote #6843356
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Lol, i'm replying to your comment really late but whatever --- omgomg the Thief Lord :) I loved that book sooo much!
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peaceinpieces 8 years ago on quote #6843356
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I've heard about this book - is it worth reading? what about it is appealing? :)
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peaceinpieces 8 years ago on quote #6843356
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- Perks of Being a Wallflower (crazy and ridiculous, but the main character speaks simply and innocently, and it's easy to relate to his thoughts)
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (by Sherman Alexie, a man who grew up on an Indian reservation (trust me, it's not as cheesy as it sounds). This book is kind of sad but it's so, so good.)
- Little Brother (by Cory Doctorow. If you're into SciFi, I can't recommend this more.)
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*blushes* 8 years ago on quote #6843356
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Why crazy and ridiculous ? xD
Doesn't sound THAT cheesy actually ..
Thanks ♥
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peaceinpieces 8 years ago on quote #6738562
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Well thanks :)
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peaceinpieces 9 years ago on quote #1313995
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Thanks for leaving your quotes.
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peaceinpieces 9 years ago on quote #5166237
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Great format.
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