Author Archives: Rudy

WordPress Network domain issue

I have been attempting to deploy a couple of WordPress “networks” and have run across an issue that fortunately was rather easy to fix.  It just took a bit of thinking. When WP is set up as a network, you … Continue reading

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WordPress cookie login problem solved

I had yet another incident with the dreaded WordPress cookie login problem.  This is a case where you attempt to login to one of your WP “network” sites, and despite having a valid username and password, WP alerts you with … Continue reading

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New Google Camera: epic fail

The new update to the Google Camera app came out this week, and it has taken the Android camera a significant step backward.  The basic premise is that a handful of useful features were stripped for one gimmicky feature that … Continue reading

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Seven annoying Web trends

The Web has always been an exercise in frustration with all of the varied markup and layout changes we have seen over the years.  Yet for the most part, many sites still remain readable and easy to use.  Despite this, … Continue reading

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What a daft lot those spammers are!

For a few years now, I have displayed the email address of my now-defunct Canton Web Services company as a way for potential clients to make contact. The amount of spam I get is incredible; fortunately my mail through Google … Continue reading

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Did you hear about shared endorsements? How could you NOT? (Google+ vs. facebook)

What a large chasm between two social media networks, and how they do business. If anyone has noticed, Google has been pushing out notices to all of their Google+ users over the past week about upcoming changes to their advertising … Continue reading

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XenForo 1.2 goes “responsive”

What exactly is “responsive” design? Nowhere is this better demonstrated than with the upcoming release of the growing XenForo forum system.  In the new version, the developers have adopted what they call a responsive design.  What this does is reformat … Continue reading

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vBulletin 5: Preliminary End-User Review

Ugh. One of my favorite forums, running vBulletin 3.8, was taken offline for several days, and it was then converted over to vBulletin 5.0.2.  More’s the pity.  The forum has been online and offline like flashing traffic light lately.  Tonight, … Continue reading

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Is the iPhone on the way out?

While I think the iPhone will be around for a long time to come, its days in the public spotlight as the leading smartphone are long past. One telling movement lately has been among my own personal sphere of friends. … Continue reading

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Android (Jelly Bean): Revert Google Hangouts to Google Talk

Given my prior frustrations with the poor interface of Hangouts, I decided to uninstall it on my Nexus 4.  Here is where I stumbled across the way to revert Hangouts back to Talk…and it is working nicely now! First, go … Continue reading

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