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Got a new iPad or iPhone? Install our apps! SendTab lets you send links to and from any device, and Make Pixel Art is a low-rez revolution! http://makepixelart.com http://sendtab.com
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Holy cow, my new app is available for Chrome and iPad!!
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Here's a tutorial about making isometric pixel art using Make Pixel Art, IN SPANISH!
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This is the most useless thing in the universe.
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How close can you get to real flames at 5px high? I'm going to find out.
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My company just launched it's first node.js application! It's a complete rewrite of the server for our magical browser extension, SendTab. With this release, SendTab is 100% Javascript, in the browser and on the server. How cool is that, nerds?

The node server replaces a PHP version that was running on my Media Temple server. Since the magic of SendTab requires every single client to talk to my server constantly, it was causing my server to fall over - PHP does not like it when 500 requests come in every second. And when my server falls over, it brings down half a dozen other websites, causing all sorts of stress and anxiety for me.

Amazingly, the node version, hacked out by XOXCO's +Sebastian Motraghi, hums along at 300+ requests a second using the COMPLETELY FREE Heroku node hosting while storing data in an also completely free mongo database. There is definitely something to the claims that node is a speedy, speedy demon, and handles concurrency like a champ.

Having been there when launching a website involved actually screwing a couple of new servers into a rack somewhere, it is really mind blowing to me that we can now deploy hyper-responsive web services by pushing to a git repo in the cloud. Exciting, but completely terrifying.
With a SendTab network, you can send send and receive tabs between computers, or you can send a tab to every computer in your network! On your network's homepage, you'll get a complete history...
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+Peter Beckman Node is quite a general I/O programming framework, you can use it to make a web server, an HTTP client, whatever you want. There's a list of things people are doing with Node here: https://github.com/joyent/node/wiki/modules

As for us, we're using the Express library (http://expressjs.com/) to serve static/dynamic content as well as providing routes to the actual application logic. It's a lot like Sinatra for Ruby and seems to be the the most popular make-a-webserver-in-Node library.
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I have been doodling Aliens and Ripley since middle school.
Make Pixel Art. Draw Now. Search for Pixels: Aliens. by benbrown. #Aliens; #Ripley; #Movies; #Games. Flag as inappropriate. Download. Mlkshk; Tweet; Share on Tumblr. © XOXCO 2011.
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Define breakpoints for your responsive design, and fire custom jQuery events with Breakpoints.js
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Neal's new book is available TOMORROW!!
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Hey friends,

This is a preview of my upcoming app that I have been working myself bloody to finish! Check it out and spread the word!

Make Pixel Art preview

http://makepixelart.com/
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Pixel Pinching
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  • XOXCO
    Captain, present
  • Deepleap
    Inventor, 1999 - 2000
  • Consumating
    Ringleader, 2004 - 2007
  • CAIS Internet
    Systems Admin, 1998 - 1999
  • CNET Networks
    Not sure, 2006 - 2007
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Equal pressure on all parts.
Introduction
I aim to make lots of quirky, fun things on the internet for you to click on.  I have been building software, pretty much nonstop, since the 90s.

Right now, I am working a lot on Make Pixel Art, a pixel art drawing tool.  

I strongly believe that the internet should support and foster independent voices first and foremost. Meet people, make things, have parties!
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Austin, TX
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Derwood, MD - San Francisco, CA - Wellington, New Zealand - Derwood, MD
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The Wolverine
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Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 01:10PM - Regal Metropolitan Stadium 14 901 Little Texas Lane, Austin, TX 78745

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Byte The App: Must See Apps Of The Week 12/1 | The Creators Project
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Neal Pollack’s latest novel, Jewball, a return to fiction (and a self-pu...
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Neal Pollack is a busy man. Though he and his family recently relocated from Los Angeles to Austin, returning to the city they called home i

Make Pixel Art - Chrome Web Store
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Make awesome pixelized drawings and share them with your friends

Lawnchair
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Features. micro tiny storage without the nasty SQL: pure and delicious JSON; clean and simple oo design with one db table per store; key/val

Texas - Make Pixel Art.com
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Cone Lola - Make Pixel Art.com
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Isometric Ground Tile - Make Pixel Art.com
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XOXCO Projects > XOXCO
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XOXCO Projects. While building products, we sometimes create little sub-features that become whole projects of their own. Since part of the

Pixels from Sep 29 - Make Pixel Art.com
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Make Pixel Art. Follow @makepixelart on Twitter for the latest news and beta invites. Join the beta. Search for Pixels: Pixels from Sep 29.

Stay Useful: Focus on today - A to-do list app
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What can you really get done today? Stay Useful is a to-do list application that focuses only on the things you actually need to do today. I

Skeleton Warrior - Make Pixel Art.com
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Make Pixel Art, A Pixel Art Drawing App
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http://youtu.be/_ZzGUlqvms4 Make Pixel Art by XOXCO is a web and iPad app for creating computer graphics the old fashioned way: pixel

Pixels Mil: Makepixelart.com (Beta abierta!)
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Makepixelart.com (Beta abierta!) Últimamente me he visto ocupado en varios asuntos a la vez. Uno de ellos ha sido ser beta tester de el prog

Make Pixel Art app — Lost At E Minor: For creative people
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Advertise; Submit; Contribute NEW; Banners; iPhone App. About Us; Contributors; Contact Us. Lost At E Minor. SUBSCRIBE NOWWhy. HOME; BEST OF

Breakpoints.js by XOXCO
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Define breakpoints for your responsive design, and fire custom jQuery events with Breakpoints.js

Lola! - Make Pixel Art.com
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