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An Open Letter to Netflix

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I am here today to discuss the overwhelmingly poor decisions Netflix has been making as of late. When I first discovered Netflix, it was a DVD membership library. You logged into the site, hit a few buttons, and like magic, new movies...

Where’s the Rest of Your Work?

"If you've been in the business for fifteen years, shouldn't you have more work in your portfolio?"   Yes. Yes, I should. Very astute observation.   So here's the story behind that: Over the last five or six years, I've worked a couple of full time gigs. So...

Pet Rats are Awesome

When I lost my two cats, one after another, I was certain I did not want another one. Losing a pet you've had for almost 20 years hurts. I knew they were getting older, and the time was coming. I tried to prepare myself, but it was still horrible. I grieved for them...

The Ghostbusters Reboot – Trust Me

I would like to begin by stating, for the record, that I am generally not a fan of Melissa McCarthy movies.   I have seen a few, including Tammy, The Boss, Bridesmaids, and Identity Thief, for starters. Her character in these movies - a loud, brash, obnoxious,...

What You Should Know About Vaping

I will let you in on a little secret.. I used to smoke.   In early summer of 2014, I got a terrible respiratory infection, and I decided I'd had enough - I wanted to quit smoking. It smells awful, tastes horrible, makes me sick, and it's expensive, not to mention...

Why Does an App Need All Those Permissions?

So you got a new Android phone, and the glorious moment arrives after unboxing it - you go to install your first app from Google Play. A notice pops up that says something along the lines of, "This app requires the following permissions," and it lists ten permissions...

SME Restricts Playback of this Video in Playlist

Sony Music Entertainment (SME) just got added to my list of Corporations That Are Idiots. Let me paint you a picture:   Youtube is basically what MTV (or Much Music, the Canadian equivalent) used to be, but instead of having to sit and watch trash you don't like,...

Toshiba Laptop Buzzing Noise – SOLVED!

I’ve had my Toshiba Satellite A660 for almost two years. It’s a great machine – except for two small problems:

It overheats constantly.

There’s a terrible buzzing noise that happens if the laptop is jostled while media is playing.

What You Don’t Know About Facebook Sharing

I came across a fascinating article this week, and I thought it might interest some of you. It turns out, those images you share and the groups you join on Facebook are collecting your information.   The more people who join groups - like those picture sharing...

Spread a Little Christmas Cheer

There are more families in need this year than ever before.   As a result, I have compiled a list of simple ways for you to make someone's holiday just a little bit brighter. All of these things can happen for as little as $10 or $20 and will certainly help those...

How to Make Your Content Go Viral

Most of my blog entries are about questions I get from clients. This one is about some advice I recently gave to a man on Craigslist. I spend a great deal of time on Craigslist, looking for work. Many of you reading this probably found me via Craigslist or from my...

What Does My Website Need?

Ever wondered what elements your website should have?   Do you need an image gallery? Is it important to have a contact page? Does your site have too much content? Not enough? I'm going to go through the basics with you, so you can learn what you need to prepare...