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The Cookie Dance

May 1, 2012

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my Google+ problem fixed thanks to @raincoaster. Now I have to find out whether it's of any use. — GeorgeMonbiot (@GeorgeMonbiot) May 1, 2012 Oh, am I going to gloat about this? YOU DAMN WELL BET I AM! And what was this nugget of 24 karat genius that I was able to impart to crusading […]

#OpSpamHeadChop 2.0

April 2, 2012

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It seems our enemies the Twitter spammers have (mostly) given up on their old tactics of using an army of spambots to @-direct people to one central account, which then directs people to a website. I guess the first iteration of #OpSpamHeadChop was too effective for their liking, and Twitter is wise to their games. […]

CoverItLive in a Wordpress.com Blog

December 23, 2011

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I’m of two minds about CoverItLive: on the one hand, there’s nothing better at pulling in multiple realtime feeds and combining them into actual content and a coherent conversation all at once. It can even pull in emails and display media like videos and photos in the CiL box. Slick! On the other, it’s an […]

Google+ for Beginners: tips and tricks

July 11, 2011

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Google+ is a lot of fun, particularly if you’re NOT an MLM marketer, overpriced vitamin salesperson, or similar, all of whom have been banned (I’m sure just temporarily, but how sweet the moment is, however brief). But how do you get the most from this brand new social media platform without wasting hours of your […]

Google Calendars: Now with more Wordpress.com embeddability goodness!

May 11, 2011

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This should save me a helluva lotta time. WordPress.com has now made it easy to embed a Google Calendar right in your blog: the iframe code that Google gives you automatically converts to a shortcode, thusly: Now, let’s see how that works. IF that works. For lo, the Happiness Engineers have promised me that it […]

Drupal in a Day November 27

November 13, 2010

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Much as I tease the Drupalites for their blind adoration of a platform with the world’s worst user interface, I do acknowledge that Drupal is a powerful tool, and have always been curious about it. This looks like an amazing opportunity to learn how to get a Drupal site up and running in one day. […]

SEO Secrets for Wordpress.com

September 10, 2010

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Image via CrunchBase Everybody wants to know about SEO. Everybody wants to make Google their bitch. And some days it seems like EVERYONE wants to run giddily away from WordPress.com so they can access the supernatural power of the All In One SEO plugin and I’m just about fed up with destroying their pretty little […]