Stamps.com or Endicia Dazzle with Webgility eCC and Ubercart?

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I’ve been testing Webgility eCC with Ubercart and Dazzle and Stamps.com. Okay, I expect anyone who makes it to this page will know what all of those are, but in brief: Ubercart is a shopping cart system built on Drupal. I love the power of Drupal CCK (custom structured data fields of any imaginable sort) […]

Cutting Through Merchant Account and Payment Gateway Forest

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Lately, I’ve been looking into figuring out the ins and outs of credit card payment processing for two projects. One is our Yosemite vacation rental and the other is an ecommerce website for a friend who sells ultralight hiking gear. It can be dizzying with all the options and many pitfalls along the way. A […]

GMail “Synchronization Has Stopped Unexpectedly” Error

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For a few days, my offline Gmail was refusing to synch up with the server. Every time I would try, I would instantly get an ! in the synch status and it would say “Synchronization has stopped unexpectedly”. Well, yeah. I had figured that part out. I’m sure there are lots of reasons for this, […]

Twitter for Writers

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How do you promote your book with Twitter? It’s not necessarily obvious, especially for those of us who are writers and scholars first and foremost. But publishers aren’t doing much for new authors anymore, so you have to do it yourself.

Podcasting Advice from Andrew Warner of Mixergy.com — Thank You!

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I wanted to do some interviews with people at a distance but was struggling with a lot of technical issues — bad audio and video quality, cumbersome and unreliable recording process. I asked Andrew Warner, who does great interviews on Mixergy, if he would help me out. Despite a super busy schedule, he consented to talk to me and just cut through so many of the problems I had. Here’s some of the advice he gave me.

You Can Always Yell Later

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My mom taught me as a child, it’s really hard to unyell once you’ve yelled. If you want to get what you want, start soft. You can always yell once that fails, but you once you’ve yelled, it’s too late for the soft approach.

Seeing All Child Nodes in Drupal Taxonomy

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I have been tearing my hair out a bit trying to figure out how to save a whole taxonomy lineage in Drupal, so that everything tagged with a child term would be tagged with a parent term. In other words, given a taxonomy like: 1. United States 3. California 4. Vermont 2. Canada 5. Alberta […]