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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.

HTML Snippets & Tutorials

Published Jan 20, 2017
This is a compiled list of HTML, CSS, and Javascript tricks and tutorial that I want to...
Category: Useful Resources
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5 Reasons Microsoft Sucks

Published Jan 17, 2017
Most people assume that, since I am not an Apple fan, that I must like Microsoft. Here are 5...
Category: The Internet

Figure out the bottlenecks to growth, there are limitless things to work on in a startup but you must focus on those things that are constraining your growth. Once you have a "true north" you can easily wake up in the morning and know what you need to work on.

Category: Scrapbook

Convert %2520 to + sign using .htaccess so your Search pages have nice looking URLs with plus signs instead of a bunch of encoded nonsense.
RewriteRule ^(.*)\ (.*)$ /$1+$2 [L,R=301]

Category: Scrapbook

Is Someone Trying to Hack or Negative SEO the Drudge Report?

Published Jan 03, 2017
I am very suspicious of something I noticed about the Drudge Report lately, I think it might...
Category: The Internet

Today I woke up tired and generally unsure of what kind of day it would be. Instead of setting my mind to a particular mode, I did what I usually do and opened my e-mail. The first message I saw was from Connie/Ron and it was one of those blunt "remove me from your list now!". Well, we don't have e-mail lists but normally this means someone wants their profile deleted or the notifications about new ads turned off. Unfortunately, in some cases (like this one) many people have multiple e-mail addresses and the email they signed up with is different than the one they send this angry sounding note from. I looked through our user database and did not find any profiles under their e-mail that would be getting any notifications so I simply replied, "Can you tell me what list you are referring to? If you received an e-mail from us can you forward it to me or let me know what town it was related to?".
The response came a short time later, "that is a stupid question all lists do not email me again".
I tried to let it go, but the next few hours I couldn't focus on anything else. I ended up spending hours sifting through our various sites on a quest to find a related account for these folks to no avail. I genuinely do not want to e-mail or bother anyone that wants to be left alone, and to be perfectly honest, I do not want angry or unstable people using our sites period.
Anyways, I wasted most of my day frustrated and discouraged by this one little incident so I am doing 2 things about it;
1. Write about it here so I can hopefully get it out of my head and let it go.
2. Make a conscious effort to not be a Connie/Ron to anyone else in my life, and if I realize I have committed the same offense to someone, I will call that person and apologize.

Edit: 3. After I submitted this post I realized I was missing the most important thing, then I forgave the people that offended me.

Category: Journal

Write a blog post every day.
Make a prediction about something that will happen or about something that will succeed and write why you think it will.
Seth Godin

Category: Scrapbook

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Fix Password Reset - https://www.drupal.org/project/prlp or https://www.drupal.org/project/simple_pass_reset or https://www.drupal.org/project/nocurrent_pass

Fort Sask Facebook Buy and Sell Page
St. Alberta Facebook Buy and Sell Page
Red Deer Facebook Buy and Sell Page

Revised buy and sell page for Canmore.

Category: Scrapbook

An entrepreneur trying to think of a business idea or deciding if their business is going to work should ask themselves:
How painful is the problem you are trying to solve?

Category: Scrapbook

10 Things That Might Convince Me to Use Facebook

Published Dec 23, 2016
Generally, I hate Facebook for a bunch of different reasons, so I challenged myself to make a...
Category: The Internet

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".

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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 Report Website

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!)....
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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...

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