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December 1, 2015
Higher Source Sites and Yelp

I recently was talking to a friend of mine, a lawyer, who over dinner was complaining about Yelp. It seemed to me he had the same issue i have had with them, for years. He realized then as I did long ago that yelp is similar to the protection racket that ran rancid in seedy […]

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August 24, 2015
Extraordinary Views

  Edward RosenthalEdward worked at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in the hills of Berkeley Ca in the 70's, where the current internet backbone was being developed. He consulted scientists and programmed in fortran, cobol, pascal, C, and Oracle and Informix 4gl's. He worked corporate in the city as a freelancer for 12 years. Higher Source Web […]

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September 22, 2014
Finding an href with jquery and enqueing the jscript code for WordPress

With WordPress you ordinarily don't have to do much extra coding, there are so many plugins that are helpful for that. But sometimes you just have to roll up your sleeves and bite the bullet. And sometimes you can do it with just CSS but when that fails you absolutely have to use jQuery. This […]

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May 30, 2014
Passing Data From one Form to Another using Gravity Forms

A client needed to have a form which will do the following - Have visitors to their site take out an annual membership with the choice to automatically renew at the end of the year long subscription period, as well as have them donate to one of two donation possibilities - a scholarship fund or […]

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May 27, 2013
The LinkedIn Invitation Spam

Have you ever gotten a LinkedIn  invitation to your email account and wondered why? And did you know that your contacts were used by LinkedIn to send invitations to others, and know they feel spammed? There is something you can do about it. You gave permission to LinkedIn unknowingly by not reading through all their […]

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November 29, 2012
Call for Quote

What is the right price for a website? I think most business owners agree that without even looking they can't afford to have one! Perhaps they were given the number by a web design company of say 6500.00. They might have put down 1500 as a formal deposit, received the contract for review, signed off, […]

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November 28, 2012
SEO expectations

I was recently talking to a colleague and he said he's like to be on page one for all the keywords in the industry. Well that is the gist of it, but i am paraphrasing. But no matter how you slice it is it realistic or even possible? Well the answer is yes and no, […]

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November 22, 2012
Poetry and the Business of the Web

At one time in my life i was majoring in Creative Writing ( late 60's, early 70's) and sort of minoring in Russian Language. I had a surrealist view of the world, with an emphasis on existentialism. I wsa fascinated with Black Mountain Poetry, Zen Haiku, American Poetry by imagists and Dostoevsky. I liked Robert […]

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November 4, 2012
Maintenance Agreements & Current Recommendations

I don't ordinarily make recommendations anymore. One reason for this is I felt really burned when i recommended JustHost a few years ago, and my site was hacked. I asked them not to renew, spent countless hours on the phone, and they still have me listed and charging me for something i told them i […]

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October 16, 2012
Web Management for Small Business

A very simplistic audit of websites will probably demonstrate several faults - here is a list of some of them - see if you can find sites that have these defects. Can’t find the info - Navigation Unwanted Distractions - Flash Too much content/links/photos Poor font choices Browser incompatibilities Can’t see the video on their […]

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