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How to remove a Google account from “Choose an account” page list

Here’s a quick tip on something very simple that I could not figure out for the longest time. One of those bugs that was somehow thought to be a feature at some point in the development process over at Google. Too busy not doing evil, I guess… The graphic above is very straightforward and familiar […]

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Embedded tweets in WordPress

It was a great idea when introduced just a year or two ago but at this point it seems it’s a feature that is no longer supported. Some users report that it only works sometimes. Twitter is famous for having its servers become unavailable so perhaps it’s not ideal to rely on “oEmbed” anyway. Embeds work just […]

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Google Apps vs Outlook.com for free email hosting at your domain

UPDATE: outlook.com no longer supports custom domains: After July 2014, domain administrators will no longer be able add or remove email accounts in your domain. Domain administrators are encouraged to move to Office 365 to get enhanced features and capabilities for modern enterprise-class mail, collaboration and communications.   Back at the end of 2012 Google’s big […]

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Google Apps – 3 options for forwarding email via filters and groups

Here’s some instructions on how to add and subtract people’s email from a forward or a list. First decide if you want to forward to one person or set up more of a list that forwards to multiple people (who can be in your Google Apps domain or outside of it). There are 3 options: 1) […]

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GigPress vs “All in one event calendar”

  AI1EC has many more features than GigPress—so I’ll start with a list of the advantages of  the “All in one event calendar” (aka AI1EC) vs GigPress: More layouts: gigpress has just a list view; AI1EC has poster board and many more (daily, weekly, monthly and list/agenda) and allows user to switch between them Categories: in any layout […]

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Not For Sale: End Human Trafficking and Start Human Empowerment

Looks like a great non-profit – their goal is to fight the growing slave industry. I gave a donation and encourage my readers to check it out. I want specifically to point out the design of their support page (they title it “empower”). It’s very impressive. They offer multiple ways to get involved in an interactive […]

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WCSF: Notes From WordCamp 2012

  Well, this is long overdue but I finally cleaned up my notes from WordCamp. Adding custom content types: I’ve always been on the lookout for a Drupal-like “views” module for WordPress. These tools come close: Loop buddy Views and types Pods Framework: I used this one long ago but it’s evolved alot and looks […]

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WordPress security plugins: Wordfence

Anyone who has had their site hacked or blacklisted knows how important it is to stay on top of WordPress Security. Yes, you should use the lastest versions of WordPress core and for the most part the latest version of plugins. But of course incompatibilities arise so be careful when updating. The #1 security measure […]

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GoodSync for Mac

  GoodSync is a utility that provides all the tools you need to keep your data safe and up-to-date. It works by synchronizing (and backing up) files such as MP3s, Office docs, photos, financial documents,  between desktop HD/SSD, laptops, servers, and all manner of thumb/external drives. GoodSync is very user-friendly—its’ got a geeky but usable UI and […]

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Soft-launch: Shrub & Co cocktail mixers

I just soft-launched this new site. Their product is not available quite yet but will be sold on the site soon. It’s a new kind of cocktail mixer – but also used for non-alcoholic drinks like sodas. Based on a traditional “shrub” : It is prepared with an acidic fruit base  pickled in vinegar and […]

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