No matter what operating system you are using, there are at least a few default application installed. Most the time you won’t need all of the default apps and will uninstall them. Chrome OS is pretty good at allowing you to uninstall the majority of default apps with only around four that are permanently installed. But eventually you might need some of those default apps back that you uninstalled and can’t find them.
Google Analytics allows you to opt-out of being tracked by using a web browser extension. Besides the issue with having to install software to opt-out of being tracked, their opt-out extension can easily be bypassed by web developers who want to continue to track you. I personally don’t condone developers bypassing the opt-out extension (and it’s most likely against Analytics’ terms of service) but it’s important for people to know that the opt-out extension doesn’t work and the true method to block Google Analytics is to create a firewall rule, a fake DNS entry, or use any of these other methods mentioned in our earlier post.
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.
Computer geeks need a good laugh sometimes, and there is no better place than Twitter. Twitter is a gold mine of funny accounts that reach all parts of life and work. Either it’s an account about an inexperienced web designer that tweets out all of the things you did the first year on the job, or a server that is so depressed because the system administrators have no idea what they are doing.
Everyone has their own way of doing things, from ordinary house chores to their “fastest” way to get to work. This always applies to peoples jobs. Now, I don’t consider myself a web designer, but it’s a job I am forced into since my main line of work is programming websites and software. Instead of having to pay someone every time I come up with a website idea, I just end up designing the sites by myself and in the future I can always hire someone to change it if the site gets popular enough.