Posted on April 16th, 2014
Coming up with an effective domain name is an important strategy when deciding to create your website. You need to ask yourself do you want a domain that is discoverable or brandable. Discoverable is where someone is searching for keywords related to a specific topic. These are real word names and phrases. However, if you plan on marketing through paid search listings then you may want to go with a domain name that is more brandable. Some names are metaphors but you want to make sure it ties in with the purpose of the site. A brandable name should be distinctive and memorable.
Create a list with multiple keywords or phrases that best describe what you are looking for. With this list you will be able to use a domain selection tool to find out what is available. Keep the name as short as possible and make sure it is easy to spell and to pronounce. This makes it easy to type and to remember.
Try to avoid naming it something similar to a website already out there. This way there will be no confusion with existing sites and the traffic intended for your site will land there instead of the other page. Not that this is common, but it is important to make sure you are not in violation of anyone’s else’s trademark. You can visit copyright.gov and search before you decide to purchase your domain.
While there are many extensions available to choose from .com is the most popular for business sites. Many people using the web still assume that this is all that is out there. You will want to avoid buying multiple domain names as this is not cost-effective. Some exceptions would be if you are a larger company or if you have a name in mind where it can easily be miskeyed or there are multiple variations of the word.
If all this sounds over your head, we can help. We do domain name management which includes selecting, buying and administrating your domain.
Posted on May 19th, 2013
When cleaning computer, TV, cell phone or even camera screens, we have to make sure to take extra care in the type of products we use to bust the dust and gunk.
Most manufacturers warn against using products that contain any alcohol, ammonia, (ie. Windex/Glass Cleaners) or other strong solvents, and especially on LCD screens. To avoid mineral spots, I also recommend avoiding tap water.
I’ve been using Johnson’s Clean Screen for a few years now cleaning around a half dozen monitors and TV’s each week. The bottle is enough to last several years at least. The cloth is machine washable on the gentle cycle. The spray is a Reverse Osmosis (RO) solution water treatment technology that removes even the smallest molecules of mineral deposits, and impurities. It will remove fingerprints, make-up, dust, dirt, and oily residues from delicate surfaces and will not scratch, streak, damage or leave a residue. It comes with a lint free suede microfiber cloth that is ideal for applying the RO solution to any type of screen or glass surface, and is super absorbant and fast drying! To use you simply spray a few mists onto the enclosed cleaning cloth and wipe away.
Just click here to get yours today!
Posted on January 18th, 2013
Just wanted to report that the Roxio UB315-E Ver 3 seems to work fine in Ubuntu 10.10. Tested using VLC. The video showed up as /dev/video and the audio I could access via VLC with the parameter plughw:Device I think. This was all done on Ubuntu 10.10.
Posted on January 8th, 2013
We have updated the password manager Pazz terms of service to reflect two things. That pazz is provided free of charge and to the public.
Posted on November 28th, 2012
The following code will delete all files with a particular extension in Linux. Tested in Ubuntu.
find . -name '*.orig' | xargs rm
Posted on November 21st, 2012
I’m starting a list of email addresses on Craigslist who have tried to scam me. I’ve had good luck in the past screening my replies from Craigslist by searching for the email address online and their name coming up on other people’s posts like this.
– Seemed interested in some ‘table’ yet never would reply about which one. Sent a long sob story involving a money order and a sick daughter.
I’ll add more as I get them.
Posted on November 1st, 2012
For everyone complaining about game requests on Facebook.
1) Go to the App Center on the left hand side
2) Scroll down on the menu to the left and click Requests
3) X out the application you don’t want
4) Facebook will give you an option to block whatever app was requested. Use it.
5) Repeat for every game out there. Eventually you’ll get most of them.
Posted on October 23rd, 2012
# A script to help with the error message:
# gd-jpeg: JPEG library reports unrecoverable error: Not a JPEG file: starts with 0x47 0x49
# run this in a directory where your images reside and it will recursively find all jpegs that aren't jpegs.
for file in `find . -name '*.jpg' -or -name '*.JPG'`
test=`xxd -l 2 -p -u "$file"`
if [ "$test" != "FFD8" ]
echo -n "$file "
xxd -l 2 -p -u "$file"
Posted on October 23rd, 2012
Want to know how many lines of code your dealing with? This one-liner will get you there on *nix systems:
find . -name '*.php' | xargs wc -l
My biggest site has 215660 lines. What about yours?
Posted on October 22nd, 2012
Normally if you try to view directories in ls, ls will look inside that directory instead of the directory itself. For example:
You want to find out about the directories in images but images has a ton of files in it.
Running this in the images directory will get you the directory information.
ls -l | grep "^d"
We are simply looking for the first character in our ls to be a ‘d’. If so it marks a directory.