Podcasts: Business, Marketing, and Guilty Pleasures

On #PodcastDay, we’re making recommendations about some of our favorite podcasts, so it’s time to jump into the fray here with a quick rundown of the ones I find myself listening to most often. As an on-again, off-again podcaster for many years, I’ve long enjoyed the medium. In fact, I’ve been a fan of old-schoolContinue reading “Podcasts: Business, Marketing, and Guilty Pleasures”

Yoast SEO Removed 301 Redirects

Yesterday, I ran a variety of WordPress updates on a client’s site without giving them much thought. One of them, Yoast’s SEO for WordPress, is a trusty, reliable plugin that provides great functionality. It’s so trustworthy that I almost always apply the updates without even checking to see what’s new. It just so happened thatContinue reading “Yoast SEO Removed 301 Redirects”

The Modern Musician Show

Recently, I was asked to be part of the Modern Musician Show with Colin Thomson. Colin is doing a fantastic job with this new podcast, which is devoted to musicians who are working to make music more of a profession than just a hobby that occasionally makes money. Today’s environment for musicians is simultaneously tougherContinue reading “The Modern Musician Show”

Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Change

Audiences I’ve been in front of as a conference speaker over the last several years will attest at just how much I’m a believer in responsive, mobile-friendly web design. I’ve been pounding that drum from the stage, in our smaller workshops for business owners, and in every other medium I can get my hands onContinue reading “Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Change”

Notepad++ Tribute to Charlie Hebdo

Today I was working in my favorite code/text editor for Windows, when I got an update notification. After the auto-updater completed, the following message appeared—one character at a time as if someone were punching the keys on my keyboard. Classy. Unexpected. Well said. #JeSuisCharlie

DIY Portal Gun Project

What can I say? Few things will make a father prouder than to find out that his 9-year-old daughter wants to design her own Chell costume for the All Hallow’s Eve festivities. The only problem? We weren’t about to make the investment in the official replica Portal Gun for her to carry. (Not that weContinue reading “DIY Portal Gun Project”

Burial Place of Clifton & Effie Johnson

My parents sent me a text today with a picture of the grave marker for Clifton D. Johnson (d. 1968) and Effie M. Johnson (1890-1968). These are my Dad’s paternal grandparents. My Mom & Dad are on a bit of an epic trip which happened to place them near Fayetteville, Arkansas. Dad noticed that thisContinue reading “Burial Place of Clifton & Effie Johnson”

The Mall at University Town Center Opens

Yesterday afternoon, my wife and daughter joined me for a quick trip to the Mall at University Town Center on a bit of an adventurous whim. Since it was opening day, we expected the mall to be slammed with shoppers and curiosity seekers like us who just wanted to get a look at the area’sContinue reading “The Mall at University Town Center Opens”

No Mobile Data After Cyanogenmod Update on Samsung Galaxy S3

UPDATE: One of our readers, Everett, posted a comment detailing what looks to be a simpler solution. He apparently tracked down a reliable way to flash only the modem. The caveat is: you need access to a Linux machine to use his technique. If you aren’t a Linux user, you could always gather the necessaryContinue reading “No Mobile Data After Cyanogenmod Update on Samsung Galaxy S3”