Moving Google Analytics property to a different account

If you buy a website with a long history online, you’ll likely want to preserve the google analytics account history. If the previous owner can’t give you control of the account with this history, things can get a little weird. The options I’ve found so far are: -The prior owner can just add your login … Continue reading “Moving Google Analytics property to a different account”

PHP code for Bing/Microsoft/Azure translator

Microsoft has yet again changed the API service for the translator api they offer (formely knowns as Bing translator, Microsoft Translator, Azure Translator?). It’s now been moved to Azure, and is under the “Cognitive Services” offerings. Maybe it will stay here for more than a couple months before they mess with it again? I needed … Continue reading “PHP code for Bing/Microsoft/Azure translator”

How to be an Online Broadcaster

I casually asked TK today about online broadcasting, and he managed to deliver a lot of knowledge on the topic. I didn’t even know he was into that kinda thing 😉 I’d asked about twitch.tv after seeing an article able using twitch to control paintbrushes to create painting, in a strange crowd-sourced kind of artwork (article … Continue reading “How to be an Online Broadcaster”

I’m on hold song on uberconference.com

Called into an uberconference conference call today and was a little early. Noticed the hold music was a little different than what I’m used to. Then I noticed the guy singing mentioned being “on hold, for a conference call” and “wonder where my friends are”. Awesome! A bit of googling found this is the song … Continue reading “I’m on hold song on uberconference.com”

Using GIT with Visual Studio and a Local project

Git usage with visual studio has become easier in recent times, but I always still have a bit of a headache remembering a few basic items. For instance, I use bitbucket.org for a lot of private repositories, and I often will have source code on my local machine that I’d like to add to git … Continue reading “Using GIT with Visual Studio and a Local project”

PokeFind.com – Pokémon Go finder map app

A lot of these “pokemon finder” apps have popped up since the pokemon go app became such a big deal. Check out the http://pokefind.com app for a good example of a pokemon finder (aka pokefind). A blog is going live soon on the site so you can keep up with both news about pokefind as … Continue reading “PokeFind.com – Pokémon Go finder map app”

Pistol Gun Emoji in Apple iOS and Windows

Big news today was Apple replacing the “pistol” emoji with a water gun design, apparently in an effort to make fonts less violent? The old and new emoji’s look like this: But, what I didn’t see in the news is that the major “Windows 10 Anniversary Update” released today, does the exact opposite- Windows 10 … Continue reading “Pistol Gun Emoji in Apple iOS and Windows”

anrdoezrs.net

What is this weird URL that seems to show up in the strangest places? anrdoezrs.net is a redirect url used by Commission Junction (cj.com) to sort of anonymize links to individual offers on their platform. So when you post a link to an affiliate offer from CJ (for instance, http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/3904395/type/dlg/http://www.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_365835.html ), they use this link to … Continue reading “anrdoezrs.net”

Malware removal toolkit – step by step

I recently suspected my laptop may have some malware (though now I think it’s just some new evil ad stuffing technique used on the web, but digress do I), so I consulted my guru buddy “tk” which malware removal tool he currently recommends. And he dumped the following list on me 😉 me: What’s the … Continue reading “Malware removal toolkit – step by step”

Migrating from Orchard to WordPress

I still like the Orchard CMS project, but I’ve found it taking too much maintenance time and having weird issues over the years, so I finally caved and moved this site (and a number more to follow) to (or back to) wordpress. Even this process was made way more difficult than it should have, the … Continue reading “Migrating from Orchard to WordPress”

Starbucks CEO Pay

The CEO of starbucks made about 21.5 million in 2014 (combined salary, options, stocks etc.) Starbucks made 16.4 Billion in 2014 Starbucks employs nearly 200,000 full time employees and over 20,000 stores.  I often see Starbucks accused of overpaying their CEO (even though he is getting paid only .1% of the company’s revenue) and that … Continue reading “Starbucks CEO Pay”

OneDrive reducing from 15gb to 5gb for free accounts

This is amazing- Microsoft sent a notice today that the free tier for their onedrive offering (basically cloud storage) will be dropping from 15gb down to 5gb. This is in a world where storage continues to get cheaper and storage offerings are continuing to grow their free tiers larger and drop their prices on non-free. … Continue reading “OneDrive reducing from 15gb to 5gb for free accounts”