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  • Posted on January 5, 2017

Scraping Title and Meta Data with Scrapebox

Testing the many web pages of your site to verify that the title and description tags are set properly can seem like a daunting task. Luckily if you own Scrapebox, scraping meta information becomes a lot easier. If you don’t already own Scrapebox, I wouldn’t recommend buying it as a tool just to scrape meta information because there are cheaper options. But if you do like the other tools available inside of Scrapebox, then give it a shot.
  • Posted on December 29, 2016

Pack of Shortcodes for Hugo

Today I’m releasing a pack of custom shortcodes for Hugo. A shortcode is a special tag added to a post that will embedded content or add HTML to a post instead of having to manually add the HTML. A few examples of shortcodes include YouTube, Vimeo, and GitHub Gists. The pack I created adds the ability to embed Google Maps, Box Document Preview, Pastebin, Twitch videos, Twitch livestreams, and JSFiddle.
  • Posted on December 26, 2016

Track Goals Using Todoist

Everyone has goals, but many people forget to track their progress. Tracking the progress for each of your goals greatly increases the chance of completion along with making each milestone more rewarding. One way to track your goals is to use the Todoist service and app as a goal tracker. While Todoist is not designed as a goal tracking app, it still has a lot of useful features that can be used to track your goals.
  • Posted on December 22, 2016

Fix Windows 10 Account Notification

Recently I deleted my Microsoft account, but then my Windows 10 computer kept complaining with a notification of “You need to fix your Microsoft Account for apps on your other devices to be able to launch apps and continue experiences on this device.” Because I used a local account on my computer instead of a Microsoft account, I was confused on what I needed to change to get this notification to finally leave me alone.
Flippa Increases Listing and Success Fees
  • Posted on December 18, 2016

Flippa Increases Listing and Success Fees

Companies often have to increase their prices as time goes on, but the way they go about doing so is crucial to their image. Sadly, Flippa did a major mistake when increasing their prices on December 13, 2016. They didn’t tell anyone. Flippa has always had issues increasing their fees. In early 2014 Flippa sent out an e-mail saying they were lowering prices, which to their credit, the listing fees did lower from $29 to $19 for established websites, along with other listing fees being lowered.