There are two different bills working in the Senate to push for a federal sales tax, the Main Street Fairness Act and the Marketplace Fairness Act. Amazon feels strongly that a bill at the federal level would simplify collecting sales tax for online vendors who don’t have a physical nexus in a state and resolve […]
Archive | November, 2011
The YouTube blog announced YouTube Analytics yesterday. Just as Google Analytics enables webmasters to better understand all sorts of details about their traffic, YouTube Analytics will do the same for those publishing videos. YouTube Analytics replaces Insight, the previous stats tool for YouTube videos. It can be accessed from YouTube.com/analytics where you can see the stats […]
A client’s hard drive recently died and I needed to get them up and running quickly. The computer was an older Dell computer and had been built off of the Dell pre-install. I grabbed a new hard drive, a CD that had Windows XP’s Service Pack 3 slipstreamed into it, and began the install. When […]
Cyber Monday – the day of great unproductivity because many workers are shopping online from their work computers – has arrived. It has all the joy of Black Friday shopping without standing out in the cold or fighting the crowd. What websites should you be checking out to make sure you don’t miss any deals? […]
This time last year, I was writing about how Google Trends could tell us what to expect for Thanksgiving dinner because people were searching for things like butterball turkey, deviled eggs, green bean casserole recipe, apple pie, sweet potato casserole, turkey gravy, cranberry orange relish, candied yams, and sweet potato pie. Using Google Insights for […]
Thanksgiving is a holiday that revolves around food. Why not share with you a recipe website that I have been thoroughly enjoying for the past few months?
The Google Doodle on the Google search page allows you to customize a hand turkey. You know, those turkeys you’d make in grade school by tracing your hand so your thumb is the head and your fingers are the feathers.
I’m betting your preferred search engine is Google. For the majority of people, that’s true. That’s why Bing wants to reward you to use their search engine. Even if you prefer Bing, you should be sure to check out the Bing Rewards program that will give you points in exchange for queries that you can […]
Let’s say you’re looking for a particular show or movie that you want to watch immediately. Ok? How do you find if you can watch that show through Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime? If none of those three have it available for streaming, how do you search iTunes, Crackle, Vudu, or Amazon onDemand to see […]
A long-time problem to anybody that has tried to solve their own problems by looking online is that there are often suggested solutions but rarely confirmations. If you land on a forum where somebody was complaining about the exact same problem you’re dealing with now, it’s nice to have the confirmation that the same problem […]
I recently came across an error with a theme on Drupal 7 that was complaining about insufficient memory in order for a setting change to be made. It gave the error: There is not enough memory available to PHP to change this theme’s color scheme. You need at least 18.51 MB more. Check the PHP documentation for more information.
IBM pulled out of their contract with the NCSA 3 months ago for a supercomputer situated on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus, a facility I was able to tour less than a year and a half ago. The new partner announced today is Cray Inc., The Supercomputer Company. From the press release provided by […]