Steve's News Feed

I rarely share anything on social media, this is where I post about projects I'm working on as well as opinions on current events, the internet, and small business.

Good News about a Client + Word of Warning

So recently a client of mine took my recommendations on setting up an incremental backup with external drives they could swap out. Part of the reason I pushed for this setup was that I had another client just over a year ago that encountered an "cryptolocker virus", a type of ransomware. The idea is that if the infected files are encrypted by the malicious software, your backup will simply overwrite the good files with the infected files (thus making your backup useless). Anyways, I had just finished the backup setup about 10 days ago and lo and behold one of their computers was infected by the "Locky or .OSIRIS" malware. Rather than paying the ransom to these dirt bags to maybe unlock the files, we were able to quickly pull 99% of them off a prior backup.
Whoever you are, if you happen to be reading this, I urge you to stop procrastinating and get someone to help you setup a decent backup that will save you from losing all of your photos and documents. Don't know where to start with a backup? I would gladly give you free advice on where to start, just drop me a line and i'll e-mail you back.

Category: The Internet

Recently launched a new website for the Alliance Church, and I am pretty happy with the results - http://bizuns.com/dex/webdesign/portfolio/alliancechurch

What do you call it when you are overwhelmed by requests from your clients or from your boss? If you have the type of personality that insists on completing every task you are given then you might identify with this meme.
I was telling a friend about this massive number of small tasks I had to deal with and he coined this phrase in response, "Death by a thousand reasonable requests".

Constant Requests My Boss

Municipal Web Design

Published Dec 09, 2016
This municipality required a modern and simple website for their Village in the province of...

Feeling overworked? Here is a little encouragement for you in these stressful times...

Scrolling "Typing" Text Effect Using CSS + HTML5

Published Nov 27, 2016
*/ Here is Some Text to show off this text Effect Copy and Paste the CSS Code: { overflow...

Canadian "Drudge Style" News Site

Published Oct 03, 2016
This client was looking to create a curated news site similar to The Drudge Report with a...

Spinning Wheel Problem when Bulk Deleting Published Posts on Facebook

Published Aug 27, 2016
This is a quick 3 minute tutorial for Facebook Page publishers that are having problems bulk...
Category: The Internet
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Settlers of Catan "Fun with Flags" Edition

Published Aug 27, 2016
So last night was game night, that means more Settlers as well as more artwork (of course!)....
Settlers Art

My Settlers of Catan Artwork

Published Aug 14, 2016
We play a TONN of Settlers of Catan with our friends, every game while waiting for everyone to...

Automotive Repair Website

Published Aug 03, 2016
Our customer, Haitel's Garage, was looking for a professional and appealing website that would...

Alberta Search Engine

Published Aug 03, 2016
In May of 2016 we launched the TownPost search engine, providing Albertans with a pace to find...

Digital Archive Website

Published Jul 31, 2016
Dr. Michael L. Brown is a writer as well as the host of a nationally syndicated radio talk...

DIY Greenhouse Made from Recycled Building Materials

Published Jul 26, 2016
DIY Greenhouse made out of recycled material. Fraser Koroluk, who owns a small lodge in Bella...

Differenciate - customer sense of order/control (disney: clean park)
Mindset - attract / convert / customer - client
Beginners Mind - everything begins right now!
System is the solution (Disney/Mc Donalds) Consumer CONTROl over user experience
Don't listen to the #littleman
Get it right when you are SMALL to replicate
Start for the right reasons | Small businesses fail because the founder is a technician
Become an incredible STUDENT

Personal Humility + WIll
Service to a Cause (relentless ambition)

Why?
What's our purpose, cause, believe... why does my business exist?
What's our story... What would anyone care?

“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
― Thomas A. Edison

“Five percent of the people think;
ten percent of the people think they think;
and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
― Thomas A. Edison

What must be done (to be right)
Make people want to do it
It's art not science (each person diff)

Learn from others but do not copy them.

Category: Scrapbook

Copy and Paste MS Word to HTML or Wordpress

Published Jun 22, 2016
One of our clients sends us articles in Microsoft Word format, in order to retain the document...
Category: Useful Resources

Drupal 7 Add nofollow to Views Pager Links

Published Apr 18, 2016
SEO Reason for using nofollow on Pager Links This is a core hack for Drupal 7 to add rel="...
Category: Drupal 7 Tutorials
private gun group

Why Facebook's Ban on Gun Sales is Awesome

Published Feb 09, 2016
Well, it's awesome for me anyways… I operate a private gun group on TownPost that is for...
Category: The Internet
private gun group

Why Facebook's Ban on Gun Sales is Awesome

Published Feb 09, 2016
Well, it's awesome for me anyways… I operate a private gun group on TownPost that is for...

Drupal Demo Point of Sale Software

Published Jan 25, 2016
One of the latest projects is a fully web based Point of Sale (POS) program that runs from any...
Category: Drupal 7 Tutorials

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