While developing my Thematic Maps WordPress plugin I wanted a Settings link on the Plugins list page for quick access to the plugin options page: By default, WordPress displays Activate, Delete, Deactivate, and Update links on the Plugins page. To add additional links I had to leverage filters and hooks! I found a great reference [...]
Are you using a dozen different email accounts to separate your personal / work / shopping / spam / etc.? Is it driving you, your friends, and family bonkers? There is hope! Using the Send mail as and Check mail from other accounts features in G Suite/Gmail you can receive email from all your accounts [...]
Decided to stop including robots.txt in my WordPress sites for the time being. With Google presenting fully rendered pages in search results I prefer not blocking those webcrawlers and preventing them from finding required css and js files. The smart people at Yoast wrote up a good article explaining in more detail.
When I contemplated installing solar panels on my home the last thing on my mind was how it might impact my neighbors and my community at large. Until now, I knew little about how the electrical grid works and never imagined my tiny solar panels would be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel's back. The rapid growth of solar [...]
Have you noticed how website advertisements seem to know what you been looking at in your browser? I started noticing it more frequently when I was shopping for smoke detectors for my house. After browsing a few on Amazon nearly all the ads I saw, across multiple sites, where ads for the same smoke detectors. It was [...]
Biases can be dangerous if not kept in check. We all have them to one degree or another and when we are unaware of our own biases we run the risk of making poor decisions based on inaccurate information. As a consultant working with different clients it is important to me to minimize my own [...]
The authors provides real data demonstrating the upward trend in health, wealth, and public safety the world has witnessed over the past 100 years. They also offer several hypotheses on why we, as humans, gravitate towards focusing on negative news over positive news. This book will give you pause to consider just how good the [...]
When was the last time you considered the key factors that differentiate highly effective teams from less effective ones? What are highly effective teams in the first place? For starters, these teams get their jobs done with greater quality, more care, in a shorter amount of time, deal with challenges more proactively, have happier customers, and [...]