Bookmarks for 7th September 2012

These are my saved Pinboard links for 7th September 2012:

  • Why You Should Start Using a VPN (and How to Choose the Best One for Your Needs) – You may know what a VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is; you probably don't use one. You really should be using a VPN, and even if you don't think so now, at some point in the future you may consider it as important as your internet connection.
    When we took at look at your five favorite VPN service providers, we noticed a few things. First, being the "best" is big business for VPN providers, and they'll fight dirty to be one of them. Second, there are so many VPN providers that it's difficult to choose a really good one. VPNs are not all created equally, and in this post, we're going to look at what a VPN is, why you want one, and how to pick the best one for you.
  • How to have a successful newsletter | Paul Jarvis – A newsletter is a powerful tool that works alongside your website and social media. It basically forces communication with your subscribers because it shows up in their inbox. This is a good thing, if used wisely — but sadly, I often don’t see newsletters used well.
  • Kodiak PHP: The only iPad app with offline code execution – Native PHP interpreter on iPad, finally! Run your code without an internet connection, anywhere. We included many popular PHP extensions, like bcmath, iconv, json, libxml, PDO, sqlite and many more.
  • Display Notification Center Alert Automator Action 1.0.0 | Automated Workflows, LLC – I've written a new Automator action for displaying a notification center alert in Mountain Lion.  You can use it to display a notification when a workflow is complete, to remind you to buy your wife flowers, or anything else that might require a custom alert. I hope you find it useful.
  • Do It With Linux: Sed command examples – A command I use constantly at work is the 'sed' command. This command is used when you want to make changes to a file automatically. Most people who use the 'sed' command use it to replace text (which it does brilliantly) but there is so much more
    I'm going to show you a few examples of the awesomeness of this command, if you have never used it before I guaranty you will use it after reading this post.

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