Solving the Monty Hall Problem (an Infographic)

I’ve been in the mood lately to do something “creative” and thought working on an infographic might be fun. I was going to make a graphic showing the price increase of SXSW tickets over the past 15 years, but I lost interest after gathering much of the data. Then I was listening to the Security[Continue Reading…]

Globally Disable Comments and Pings in WordPress Multi-Site

Over the past couple years I’ve worked on a number of WordPress Multi-Sites that wanted to have their comments and pings disabled. In other words, they weren’t accepting comments and didn’t want them to be displayed. Normally this is easy to accomplish, simply turn off comments in the back end. However, SPAMMERS knowing exactly how[Continue Reading…]

Got the answer I wanted from Google… just not as expected

Google search to find out what this HTML entity was and the lack of results told me everything!

Facebook Video Calling – First Impression

I had a chance to check out Facebook Video Calling last night with my parents. The video quality seemed really good, actually seemed to be a little better than normal Skyping with my parents. Getting it initially setup was a bit difficult. I had no problem downloading and installing the executable, but my father ran[Continue Reading…]

SSL Certificate Scam – Yay or Nay?

Let me preface this post by saying that I could be completely wrong… I just want to rant and say those expensive Extended Validation SSL certificates are a big scam! All certificate authorities offer some sort of Extended Validation Certificate, it usually cost two to three or even ten times a normal certificate. So, these[Continue Reading…]

8 Tips for Building an Annoying Website

1. Auto-resize the browser window Nothing says to me more that you know who I am and what I like than you automatically changing my browser windows size. Before I went to your website, I thought I wanted my browser in full-screen… then you showed me how wonderful the world looked in 200×800 — you[Continue Reading…]

How to sync your iPhone to a new computer without losing data

Here is the easiest way to sync your iPhone to a new computer without losing data and having to re-organize everything.

How to search for user last name in the WordPress Users dashboard

Have a client with almost 2500 users in their WordPress site and they wanted to be able to search their users by last name. By default this is not enabled in WordPress core, so here is a quick function/hook you can add to your functions.php file to enable this: I will probably expand this a[Continue Reading…]

Are Microsoft Bing & Yahoo getting into shaddy SEO practices?

Two spam comments on my site today, both comments are non-sensical, but the interesting part is the URL. One of them had http://www.bing.com/ and the other http://www.yahoo.com/. This is a pretty common SEO trick to get more links back to your site. Is Bing and Yahoo employing this trick?

Dear 1and1

I got this lovely email from 1and1 today… Here is the gist, they’re upgrading the Business package feature set. Now I can get unlimited emails (which I don’t use), unlimited webspace (as if I’d ever use more than 25oGB), unlimited MySQL Database (I’m sure my 5 sites don’t need more than 25 databases), unlimited sub[Continue Reading…]