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Infographic: How Online Reviews Can Make or Break Your Business

Here is an extremely comprehensive infographic (from https://websitebuilder.org/) that describes – in detail – how those pesky online reviews can drive customers to your business, or how those same reviews can turn your business into a pariah. Enjoy.

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Is Your Home Network Secure?

Recently Wordfence (in my opinion the best WordPress security and firewall plugin) released an article about securing your home router. The article can be found here. Apparently, a fairly large percentage (6.7%) of attacks on WordPress sites are caused by hacked home routers! According to the linked article, in the last month alone Wordfence detected […]

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Structured Loops in CLLE (CLP For “Oldsters” :)

For many years we RPG coders were constantly reminded (pestered, really) about structured coding techniques. We were harassed about avoiding goto’s (an RPG II programmer’s best friend), replacing them with structured blocks (if, else, end, do, etc. – but don’t go too deep!) – and to emphasize subroutines (later functions and procedures). And while this […]

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A Cool (and Free!) Way to Scan for Malware

Here’s a really cool way to scan your system for malware using 57 (!!) anti-malware definitions. This is a great way to find something on a PC that is “down”. (Note: It will only scan processes that are currently running, but that’s enough to cover most threats). First, I’ll step you through the process, and […]

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10 Things About WordPress You Should Know

This is a basic introduction and tutorial about WordPress, intended mainly for beginners. Enjoy. WordPress is (mostly) Free WordPress is, and always will be, free. Or, I guess you could say, the WordPress “core” is free. Sure, you can spend a lot of money extending WordPress, but if you’re cheap (like me), you can learn […]

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I am a Code Maker.

I’ve decided to re-brand what I do – and what I am – as “codemaker”. The term programmer conjures up images of a nerdy kid “hunching” over a keyboard attached to a desktop computer in his mama’s basement. Software developer sounds like more of the same, but with a product for sale at the end. […]

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The “Evils” of Capitalism

I love this. I guess actions do speak louder than words. Or, I guess in this case, actions make the words speak LOUDER. It is soooo ironic that the most of the world is trending away from socialism towards capitalism, while ‘we’ are doing just the opposite. Look at the amazing prosperity of socialist Venezuela. […]

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The Faux Interview Blog Post Template

By the way, that’s “foh” (meaning fake), not “fox” (like the animal). Just wanted to clear that up. The “Faux Interview” post is a great way to use PLR articles, or to even piece together small chunks of content that tend to be too short to become a stand-alone article. The layout of the post […]

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The FAQ or Q&A Blog Post Template

This post is an example of a FAQ or Q&A post. It is pretty self explanatory (and very meta ? ). What is a FAQ or Q&A post? It is similar to a “Top 10” post or a “How To” post. The basic idea is to lead the reader from point A to point Z […]

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A Handy ‘Quick Query’ Command on the iSeries

Here’s a fun- and useful – little command you can create on the iSeries (or IBMi, AS400) in about 2 minutes. I usually create some version of this on every system I work on because I use it constantly. I’ll explain how below. First, the basics. The RUNQRY command can be used to run a […]

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How to Write Conversationally–One Step at a Time

Recently I read a great article about writing conversationally on your blog, and how it can improve everything from attracting readers and commenters to enhancing your social proof. And now that I violated one of it’s suggestions (avoid long sentences ), I’ll try to get back on a conversational track. Wish me luck. First, we […]

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I Am Curious (Jenner)

Man, I hate getting in on this whole Caitlyn Jenner thing, but I can’t help it. It’s kinda like watching a train wreck. I suppose if it wasn’t related to the family “famous for being famous”, it might be different – I don’t know. But here goes… First, Jenner’s age comes to mind. 65. Retirement […]

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Instant Contact Database

I found a pretty cool plugin that does something that I wish I’d thought of – Contact Form DB ‘saves’ the results of a contact or other form (apparently any form) to a database. I found it while researching recent project I was engaged in for a charity website, Idaho Arthritis Walk. They wanted a […]

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Word of the Day: User Story

A user story is a tool used in Agile software development (see definition below) to capture a description of a software feature from an end-user perspective. The user story describes the type of user, what they want and why. A user story helps to create a simplified description of a requirement. Agile software development is […]

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