Dominos Fails Jun01

Dominos Fails

I don’t think it’s possible to describe how bad the Dominos ordering process is. But I’ll try. A lazy Sunday evening, and we ate healthy at lunch, so decided to order Dominos. The cheese-stuffed crust is pretty good. 1. Search for dominos on laptop. ┬áVoucher code pops up....

The pleasure of ebooks Apr06

The pleasure of eboo...

I’m a reader. Compulsively. Newspapers, magazines, books, cereal boxes, blogs, brochures – anything. But my physical bookshelves are scattered. Hence the pleasure of ebooks. ┬áMy trusty Nexus tablet lives in my handbag or at my desk, ready to be picked up and read at any moment. I...

Samsung Galaxy S3 fails Sep26

Samsung Galaxy S3 fa...

At first I thought it was me – that I hadn’t charged my phone properly, or had accidentally hit the reset button. But after the fifth time, I started searching and found the threads…...

Goodbye Drupal Jun11

Goodbye Drupal

On the weekend I replaced my last Drupal site with a WordPress one. The main reason was that it and one other site had become resource hogs due to spammers. The registration tables were bloated and it felt like my host had downgraded my sites to a slower server. That plus upgrading drupal is...

WordPress performance tune Feb09

WordPress performanc...

Sometimes you find the right plugin. I’ve been playing with WordPress for a couple of weeks, reorganising my AdWords, AdSense, Analytics, Tag Manager, AddThis accounts into consolidated accounts. All managed through the lovely ManageWP interface. This year I’m planning to...

Superbowl 2013 Ads Feb05

Superbowl 2013 Ads

In my world, it’s all about the ads. With a hotdog chaser. There are lots of sites you can visit to see the top superbowl ads: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/03/super-bowl-commercials-2013-watch_n_2612632.html was ok...

goo.gl referral spam Jan24

goo.gl referral spam

When testing sites I always check the Hostname report in Google Analytics, to make sure I’m not accidentally including local or staging traffic in my clean profile. Lately there has been traffic from www.goo.gl/Qv87. On every site I check. Rather than visit the actual site, which is...

Acer 501 Android update – finally Jan19

Acer 501 Android upd...

I’ve been waiting for what seems like forever for an upgrade to my Acer Iconia 501 tablet. I forget how long I’ve had it – feels like a couple of years – but given that it first came out late 2011, it’s really only around 15 months. It’s just that I use it...

Penguin talk May14

Penguin talk

Google likes to name updates to their algorithm. Last year was a large change known as Panda, which targeted ‘thin’ affiliate sites, with minimal added value – typically MFA (made-for-adsense) sites with lots of ads. There were various mini-releases/refinements to the Panda...

Analytics Tracking Experiment May09

Analytics Tracking E...

Just testing the Google Analytics reporting that is provided by permanent URL redirects. I’ll post results when I’ve finished. Christmas redirect Lingerie redirect The above two links are each redirects. The first redirect is a 301 (permanent) redirect sending traffic to...