Why you shouldn’t have fake pages on your site

Why you shouldn’t have fake pages on your site

I’m in the market for some rack space in a colocation facility. I’ve been running the numbers and it looks like I could save some substantial cash and add redundancy to my websites by buying a couple of servers instead of renting from SoftLayer. But where to colocate? Ideally it’d be somewhere I either already live, am moving to, or near someone I visit often. I don’t...

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Really, Papa John’s? Really?

Really, Papa John’s? Really?

Take a look at this delicious Papa John’s Applepie that oozed all over my table, carpet, and the pepperoni pizza underneath it....

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SoftLayer hardware firewall is awful

I’ve been having a problem lately with people hitting my server more than I’d like. I’ve been using iptables to drop requests from these IPs, but I wanted something that took the load completely off of my server, and could be bypassed in case I put in a bad rule that locked me out. So I decided to try the SoftLayer hardware firewall. This feature is expensive: $49 per month for...

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How many support reps does it take to fix my voicemail?

Apparently it takes 4 support reps to fix my voicemail. My old phone (Samsung Intercept) has had the bad habit of randomly calling the wrong people or sending SMS messages to the wrong people. Very annoying to click on the button to call my wife only to have it call a guy from church. The past week or two it has also started randomly rebooting, and sometimes is so slow that I can’t get it...

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My first iPod Touch

Last week I got my very first iPod Touch. I had a surge of traffic to my sites from iOS devices, and wanted to test to make sure my websites worked well on them (i.e., I wanted to make sure there were plenty of ads and that they showed up correctly). My current phone is an Android. It works okay. Most, if not all, of its problems come from me being cheap and buying the least expensive Android...

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How to go from a pricing error to lost customers

JCPenney.com recently had an amazing deal on Melissa & Doug block sets. These sets are regularly around $50, but with this deal you could get 2 sets for around $24. I immediately placed an order. One set for my baby, and one set as a gift. Sadly, my order arrived yesterday with just one set in it. I waited for an email letting me know where the other set was, but none ever came. Today I got...

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