Alex Laird

San Francisco Bay Area

Leader • Software Creator • Visionary • Learner • [he/him] Engineer @ Twilio

Most commented posts

  1. Reagan.com Email is a Misguided Effort — 87 comments
  2. Secure PHP Login — 55 comments
  3. DD-WRT Guest Wireless — 42 comments
  4. DD-WRT NAT Loopback Issue — 12 comments
  5. Paying Off Your Loans — 11 comments

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The Question of Music, Meaning, and Life Project

After viewing a few John Cage videos on YouTube (like this one, this one, and possibly this one), I thought to myself, “What the heck … I could write this crap.” And so, using his song 4’33” as my deepest inspiration, I proceeded to do just that. In fact, I made an entire album, with …

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Cotton Balls and Cramps

I was never really good at Chemistry. Better at it than at Biology, but still not exceptional. Granted, I earned an A when I took Chemistry in college, but this was from Kirkwood, which doesn’t have the highest academic prestige, so the A was easily achieved without completely understanding the material. The same goes for …

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Browser Reviews: A Brief History

After Al Gore invented the internet for us, we realized we needed a way to walk around the thousands upon thousands (and now billions upon billions) of sites that were out there. Meet the browser. To the best of my knowledge, Al Gore has never claimed part in inventing the browser, but I wouldn’t put …

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I Beg to Differ – A Response for Apple

  Alright, that’s all for the disclaimer. Below I have listed the fourteen taglines Mac gives for its computers. Below those are Creston’s responses to those taglines. Below that is my opinion from my experience using both a Mac and a PC. Below that are links to some sites that will provide facts to prove …

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