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Patreon Hits Donors With New Fees, Angering Creators
Dec 9@10:34am: Patreon's changing their fee structure to make donors cover payment-processing fees (standardized to 2.9%) -- plus an additional 35 cents for every pledge. Long-time Slashdot reader NewtonsLaw reports that Patreon's users are furious: Despite Patr... [from Slashdot]
People Keep Finding Hidden Cameras in Their Airbnbs
Dec 9@9:34am: "Airbnb has a scary problem on their hands: People keep finding hidden cameras in their rental homes," reports the New York Post. "Another host was busted last month trying to film guests without their knowledge -- marking the second time since Oc... [from Slashdot]
Bitcoin Surges Past $16K: Will the Bubble Burst?
Dec 7@5:12pm: Cryptocurrency bitcoin soared to $16,777 on Thursday, reaching a market capitalization of $274 billion, according to Bloomberg's composite of exchanges. That was up from just $10,000 last week, and up some 1,500 percent from the beginning of 2017.... [from E-Commerce Times]
GoGo's In-Flight WiFi Goes in Fits and Starts
Dec 7@11:51am: Why is it that in-flight WiFi is almost always problematic? Every time I take a commercial flight, I sign up for the GoGo WiFi service -- and every time I am disappointed by something. My experience last week flying on Delta was no exception. Afte... [from E-Commerce Times]
SEO Tip for Apache + WordPress: Use Lowercase Domain Names
Jan 7@3:24pm: A few days ago, I was surprised to see that, according to Google Webmaster Tools, a lot of the pages on several of my sites were marked as "Not Selected" for indexing. Usually, that would indicate duplicate content, or that there are multiple URLs... [from Alpha Gecko : SEO]
How to Embed One XML Format in Another
Jul 25@2:33pm: I've got an idea I'd like to suggest, but don't feel inclined to champion right now. So I post it here and either come back to it later, or let someone else run with it. First, a little background. While working on the Atom feed format, one issu... [from Alpha Gecko : Atom/RSS]
How Very Ironic of You, SpamArrest…
Dec 2@1:30pm: I got another of those emails from SpamArrest today asking me to verify that one of the emails to my mailing list wasn't spam. This time, something on SpamArrest's website struck me as ironic, if not downright hypocritical. SpamArrest is a whitel... [from Alpha Gecko : Email]
GMail Marks Own Message As SPAM!
Aug 5@9:47am: Okay, this is funny. When I configured my GMail account to send mail as my email address at my domain, it sent a confirmation email to the address I'd specified. That email address forwards everything to my GMail account. After several minutes, t... [from Alpha Gecko : Email]
Tweeting From My RSS Feed Reader
May 21@9:27pm: I just sent an updated version of Lobster - my RSS feed reader to all CaRP users. This revision adds Twitter support -- tweet directly from your feed reader. Lobster automatically generates tweet text from the title and link from each RSS item. E... [from Alpha Gecko : Atom/RSS]
Browser & Screen Resolution Trends
Jul 7@7:31pm: I just checked the browser and screen resolution stats for www.geckotribe.com and wow, what a surprise! Firefox is wiping the floor with IE on that domain! One of my other heavily trafficed domains reverses the picture, but another looks almost e... [from Alpha Gecko : Web Design]
LinContEx.com was going to be “BlogRush done right”…
May 26@4:07pm: A little over a year and a half ago, when John Reese announced his BlogRush service, I thought "oh, c**p," (that word isn't "CaRP" :-) "one of the big boys beat me to my idea." At the time, I'd begun working on a site that was going to be similar,... [from Alpha Gecko : SEO]
CSS Trappist Monastery gets more designs, tons of traffic
Feb 14@10:26am: The CSS Trappist Monastery got a few more design submissions yesterday, along with a boat load (think Titanic, but hold the iceberg!) of traffic after it got blogged over at MetaFilter. To those who questioned the seriousness of the site in the co... [from Alpha Gecko : CSS]