Can we count on Medium to be around in 10 years? I’m planning to look at my blog posts then, too. I spent some time this week looking over coding projects I have done over the last 12 years, which is pretty much about when I started experimenting with coding. I realized a few awesome … Continue reading I’m going to write on Medium. And I’m going to keep copying posts over to my blog.
How many pennies might you passively pay to read an article? Here I’ll outline a model for what micropayments for content could look like with some numbers. According to this link, people in the US spend 32 hours online per month, and 20% of that time reading content. So say people spend 6 hours per … Continue reading A Model For Micropayments for Content
Step 1: Buy the Domain I usually use Namecheap or Misk to buy the domains. Step 2: Change the Nameservers On Namecheap, go to your domain page, then to the Advanced DNS section, and under DNS/Host Records choose Custom for the Domain Nameserver Type. Then I go and enter in my custom domain name servers. … Continue reading How I Make a New Flipside Website
Pink School Buses for Dynamic Large Carpools Dear Lyft, I would like to share with you a Free Idea that you can implement to keep making your app better! Here is the idea: Lyft should buy a fleet of school buses, paint or vinyl wrap them pink, add the Lyft logo and start operating some … Continue reading Dear Lyft, Here is a Free Idea
MySQL Doesn’t Install on Mac Yosemite 10.10 How to fix This website had the fix for me: http://coolestguidesontheplanet.com/get-apache-mysql-php-phpmyadmin-working-osx-10-10-yosemite/ Summary was: Download the 64 bit dmg (only 10.9 was available, oddly when unzipped it said 10.8) http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ Customize the install and uncheck the startup item Manually start mysql from command line and modify path in profile/bashrc … Continue reading MySQL Doesn’t Install on a Mac Yosemite 10.10
How I’m setting up my computer I’m going to try some things differently, and I’ll record how this goes. I lost an old computer, which was a huge bummer so: Turn on Find my Mac. Upgrade my iCloud storage because I’ve been out of space for months. Oops, before 1. I downloaded the Yosemite Mac … Continue reading Setting Up a New Macbook Air (… again)
Getting the word out on the FCC proposal and net neutrality “If you want to do something evil, put it inside something boring” Here’s a good comedy video getting to the heart of the issue of protecting net neutrality, and the problem with an FCC-sanctioned fast/slow lane, effectively allowing companies to negotiate faster speeds for … Continue reading If you want to do something good, put it inside something funny.
Here is an ordered ranking of the customer support experience at different companies that I am either a personal or business customer of. Being a user of customer support, it makes it even clearer how important it is for your business. A few things that strike me about companies that work really well as opposed … Continue reading Rankings of Customer Support
Dogecoin is the fun new cryptocurrency on the block, and you should get some! It’s not quite that easy yet, so here is a step by step guide. Step 1: Buy Bitcoin on Coinbase The first thing to do is go to Coinbase and create an account. This is an online bitcoin wallet, or an … Continue reading How to Buy Dogecoin
There have been many, many comments and emails on my post “Who Does Facebook Think You Are Searching For?” telling me that Facebook has changed things and the bookmarklet is broken. I have made an update that you can find here which will work for users with Facebook Graph Search. They have changed a bunch … Continue reading Updated Facebook Friends Ranking Bookmarklet to Work with Graph Search