Snarky, funny inside-joke tech & military acronyms make the world go round when the coffee cabinets are bare, the Rockstars are drained, snacks crumbs are licked up, and the focus music is already at 11. I love tech & military acronyms so much, I want to rename the subdomain of my tech-ish day-job site after […]
WordPress Speed, AMP, and Mobile Optimization Theme 2018 Shopping List
I love my wordpress website themes. I love my layouts. And we did a good job of getting them up to speed, literally, but they no longer keep up with Google’s new-new-new-new speed & mobile requirements. So, we’re going for a new one. This time, we’re going to build our own speed-optimized, amp-friendly WordPress theme […]
“Your Account Is Disabled.” Gmail / Google Account deactivation steps to try.
Preface: is your disabled Gmail (Google) Account is part of the paid (or free beta grandfathered-in) Google Business Apps (now G Suite) or just the free account? If paid / beta Google Business Apps / G Suite: G Suite solution If free, basic Gmail: basic / free Gmail solution If your account is part of […]
Syncing Location Extensions when AdWords and Google My Business are located in separate Google accounts.
The situation. An interesting question popped up when working with a client: my client used their own AdWords account to set up an account for their client. Not necessarily the MCC. Not setting up the initial account for the client in the client’s Google Account. “Well, that doesn’t sound like a best practice.” You’re right. […]
Could I use WP Engine’s Let’s Encrypt & RapidSSL SSL on the CDN using a custom domain if the CDN is provided by WP Engine?
The answer, in short: The question: Could I use WP Engine’s free Let’s Encrypt SSL on the CDN using a custom domain if the CDN is provided by WP Engine? The answer: Nope, because even though WP Engine provides a CDN, the CDN is actually offered and maintained by a 3rd party provider, which means […]
[Review] Why LifeProof FRE for our Google Pixel phone cases
If it’s true that good things come to those who wait, then the two month wait for LifeProof to release FRE for Pixel protective case was a great thing. Once it came out, Katie pounced on the opportunity to purchase two for our Google Pixels. They were among the priciest case covers, but if our […]
[Review] Artworks Live Case: It’s not worth it to protect your Google Pixel, probably
I only had the Pixel for a little over a week when I flew back to Chicago for 3 weeks to help my mother recover from her second knee replacement surgery in four months. LifeProof hadn’t yet come out with their phone case so I risked it and went without protection, relying on the water […]
[Review] How we set up our Google Pixel & our first 30 days
I mapped out the essences of my Google Pixel first 30 days experience in case there was a specific section you needed to get to: Setup Tutorials Fingerscan Verizon Network settings Camera Optimization Google Assistant WiFi Calling What I’m liking Google Ecosphere Android User Experience (UX): alphabetizing apps Keyboard Talk to Text Power meters Louder […]
How it felt when we shut down our startup [or, at least, mothballed it]
I just sent off the first round of letters notifying people that we’re mothballing BiziPorts – our enterprise level CMS system. Now, while we haven’t agreed to fully shut it down, we haven’t done much work on it for quite some time. The last change commit in GitHub was dated fall of 2014. We haven’t […]
How to export iPhone contacts and import them into Gmail. Here’s how I did it.
Here’s the recipe for how I did it from a desktop computer. Confirm your iPhone contacts are syncing with iCloud: “But, I hate iCloud.” Who doesn’t hate iCloud? But, for this, it’s a necessary evil. Sign into iCloud.com with your apple ID Click the Contacts App icon On the left-hand menu, click once on your […]