Like many IT professionals, I dabble a bit on the weekend. During the week, I’m mostly working in Microsoft Windows environments (I work for a local government agency, hence windows). But at night and on the weekends, I pitch in on some linux based websites (like this one). I had an interesting long-weekend while trying to upgrade Ubuntu on my servers.
This morning, I logged on to my Google Analytics account and reviewed my site stats for my various sites. I was shocked when I saw that there were no hits on this site. “What’s going on?” I asked myself. Plenty, as it turns out.
A while ago we launched a new website that was built around a core of Google services. This site has some interesting features. Nothing ground-breaking. But it does illustrate just how much you can do with the Google developer APIs.
Recently, I changed website hosting. In doing so, I created some problems for people who were visiting my site that went un-noticed for several weeks. (Not sure if that’s good or bad!). This site is hosted on WordPress. So after I set up my new website’s server software, I exported the content from the website… Continue reading Backslash problems
After reviewing some Google Webmaster tools reports, I decided to make one tiny change: swap the word “tutorial” for “example” in the title of one of my pages. Result: it worked!
SEO Magic. Is there such a thing? It depends. SEO is not technically complicated. Yet, seeing your page to the top of a Google results page is still the holy grail of web masters. So it seems like SEO magic exists. Yet, while it may seem like magic, there are some basic (really basic) things… Continue reading SEO Magic
So I finally gave in and updated my blog engine. It was (almost) a seamless experience.
It turns out that there is “pseudo inheritance” (my term) possible in CSS. Here’s a quick-n-dirty.
Every Wednesday, our boss takes us out to lunch. Like all geeks do, we started talking about some pretty fanciful topics, including Time Travel. Ignoring the laws of physics (and the bewildered stares of the young ladies at the next table), we developed complex strategies of how we would use time travel to peek into… Continue reading Time Traveling to the BoilerRoom