Scamming scammers
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When I first saw this article I loved it, finally being able to get back at scammers.  You know, the ones who email people saying they have a great way to make money, but need some seed money to get … Read More

Digital Signage
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When I worked at CSUMB, myself and another employee took the RSS feed from an application I managed which was trying to be the campus-wide calendar and developed a Flash page which displayed all of the items from the RSS … Read More

WordPress Customization
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Tonight I attended my first WordPress Meetup which was pretty cool.  I didn’t learn a lot but came away with a few interesting tidbits which I didn’t know before: Even if a wordpress site has a different permalink scheme, any … Read More

Evaluating Jobs
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Over the years I have been in a variety of positions in a variety of companies, sometimes very content, and other times ready for a change.  Over the years I have developed my own criteria for evaluating how good a … Read More

Web Builders
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Everyone is coming out with their own web builders, and Microsoft is no exception.  A while ago I discovered Microsoft Sway which is similar to Adobe Spark and other systems.  After designing a few web pages for people I realize … Read More

F-Pattern Web Browsing
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One of the few email subscriptions I participate in is The Nielsen Norman Group’s feed on interface usability, website design, and UX research. This week’s post was an interesting read, but further down the page I really like their suggestions … Read More

Database Indexes
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In many places that I have worked we use databases, sometimes we have an official database administrator, sometimes it’s been the server admin who has learned how to manage the database on the job.  Either way, in very few places … Read More

File Recovery
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At one of my previous jobs, one in which my IT career was just getting started, an employee was let go because of a dispute with the organization.  The employee had developed some code which the organization relied on heavily … Read More

Better Conversations
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My wife is very good at making conversation with people; talking about what they want to talk about, asking open ended questions to solicit information from them and just listening.  I find I can do this if I’m in the … Read More

Lists
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I have always liked lists over paragraphs of text in web design, but I have always struggled with capitalization, punctuation and detail level which should be included in the list and when to use an ordered list and an unordered list.  Someone … Read More