While implementing the new theme for 404 Tech Support recently, I was running tests through Pingdom’s full page test. Upon looking over the results, I saw a few external requests taking up time for Disqus, the third-party comment system I use. This isn’t a criticism of Disqus because they provide a useful service. While testing […]
In case you have chosen to procrastinate, Reader, the popular RSS feed reader, is being put out to pasture by Google tomorrow. If you have been idling despite notification in mid-March, the time to migrate services is now.
While WordPress.org and other sites offer a great selection of quality free themes, I was also willing to pay for a reasonably priced premium theme. I ultimately paid for three.
Since mid-April, www.404TechSupport.com has been struggling through a significant decrease in traffic. The number of site visits has been cut in half and ad revenue has been reduced to about one-tenth. Most frustrating, I cannot find a reason for the change.
You can watch the keynote speech at Microsoft’s BUILD conference live and learn about the new features in Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2.
Ahead of their BUILD conference, Microsoft released Windows Server 2012 R2 preview today. You can download the 3.8GB iso from the TechNet evaluation center. Improvements to virtualization and storage seem to be the big areas of improvement according to Microsoft earlier this month at TechEd. At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud OS vision, Windows […]
When an uninstall or install process fails, often the application can neither be re-installed or uninstalled. It exists in limbo somewhere between the two states. To move past the issue, it can mean searching the registry and file structure for objects that might have been left behind, a very tedious process.
Adobe Flash Player is well known for being bloatware – including unnecessary programs with the actual download you wish to acquire. For a long time they were serving up McAfee Security Scan Plus. Now, if you visit the Get Adobe Flash Player page in Internet Explorer or Firefox from a Windows computer, you will be prompted […]