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) […]
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 […]
Most people in academia learn a style of writing that is great for precision, but terrible for persuasion, and those habits are deadly when it comes time procure grants, fellowships and jobs.
Google Maps for our area is utterly and completely unreliable, but still manages to violate the privacy of a private citizen. How can it be this bad.
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, […]
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.
Until recently, in Twitter you had to burn a lot of characters retweeting people. Twitter fixed that, but also destroyed a lot of the social proof one got from a retweet.
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.
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.
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 […]