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pair Sponsors the 2014 South Side Garden Tour


- As a proud resident of the Pittsburgh’s South Side, we were happy to lend our support of the 3rd Annual South Side Garden Tour. This self-guided tour allowed us to explore the South Side’s “Secret Gardens” tucked away like a hidden oasis in one of Pittsburgh’s densely populated urban neighborhoods....

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PAPA 17 Brings the World’s Pinball Champions to Pittsburgh


- This week marks the 17th annual Professional & Amateur Pinball Association’s World Championships tournament. PAPA 17 is the most competitive pinball event in the world, drawing in players and spectators from across the globe. The World Pinball Championships will attract more than a thousand pinball fans and players, bringing some...

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HTTPS and Google Search Rankings


- Google recently announced that it will give a small search result bump to sites that properly deliver content over HTTPS. The following Ars Technica article explains the benefits of encrypting Internet traffic: “TLS provides two major advantages over non-encrypted Internet traffic. First, by encrypting the data as it travels between...

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pair Race Team Places 3rd in the 2014 Pittsburgh Triathlon


- Earlier this month several pair Networks employees joined forces to compete in Pittsburgh’s 2014 Triathlon Adventure Race, placing 3rd in the competition. The “pairagons”, our unofficial pair race team, participated in the Sprint Triathlon Relay. The race included a 600M swim, 20K bike ride, and a 5K run to the...

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Accessible Design


- “Designing your website for universal accessibility is not just an opportunity to be socially responsible. No matter what your site’s purpose is, increasing your audience is probably a good thing. And as the American Foundation for the Blind says, “accessible websites tend to be better designed in general. Chances are,...

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How to Use the text-rendering CSS Property

text-rendering CSS

- Using the text-rendering CSS property can change the way your visitors using Firefox or Chrome see your site. When speed is not of paramount importance, using the optimizeLegibility property can improve the readability and usability of your site. The following Mozilla Developer Network articles goes into detail about what you...

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pair Hosts Summer Pitch Fest 2014


- Summer Pitch Fest is an event organized by the The Pittsburgh Tech Meetup, a startup networking group founded in 2010. The goal of The Pittsburgh Tech Meetup is to provide a way for folks outside of the university environment with a forum for finding resources, networking, and learning more about...

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pair Hosts Girl Develop It Workshop


- This past Saturday, we were happy to once again open our doors to Pittsburgh’s Girl Develop It chapter for a one-day HTML5 and CSS3 workshop. Girl Develop It is a international initiative with chapters in cities across the globe. Their mission is to empower women from diverse backgrounds from around...

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Happy 12th Anniversary to pairNIC!


- This month we’re proud to announce the 12th anniversary of pairNIC, the Domain Name Registration service of pair Networks, Inc. pairNIC was accredited by ICANN in 1999 (as the 99th registrar in the World), developed over the course of two years, and officially brought online in 2002. We’d like to...

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The OpenSSL Heartbleed Vunerability


- Like most UNIX/Linux service providers, pair Networks makes use of OpenSSL for Web and e-mail encryption. Last week, when the tech community was made aware of a vulnerability in OpenSSL, pair Networks immediately took action. Some of our servers — those running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS — were vulnerable. Patching of...

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