Danger Will Robinson. Do NOT reply with your ‘first car’

Last Updated on October 4, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I’ve been seeing an increasing number of Facebook posts that ask something like

What was the first car you ever owned?   -or- Where did you meet the love of your live?

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The whole system of “secret questions” used by tens of thousands of sites, including email providers, banks and government sites is fundamentally flawed.

Last Updated on October 4, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

The whole system of “secret questions” used by tens of thousands of sites, including email providers, banks and government sites is fundamentally flawed. If you have even a casual acquaintance with someone, you can pick up enough information to access at least some of their sites. The “Where were you born” question is a joke.  The problem is that if you give a fake answer you might not remember it when you need it and find yourself locked out of your account. Tags: , Read more
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Buffer for Social Media postings

Last Updated on August 27, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I looked at the various alternatives for Social Media Management for WordPress sites. The WordPress plugins were either overly difficult to configure or expensive. Buffer offers a reasonably priced alternative to manage social media posting. 

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Large store ruins man’s life after he bought a phone in for repair.

Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I know that many of our clients and potential clients are lured by the promises of “cheap” technology consulting by some of the larger chains. Claims such as “We’ll rid your computer of viruses for only $49” sound great. Especially considering that it can take us several hours to do a thorough job.

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A Simple way to see when Google indexes your images.

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

If you have an image centric site, you probably wonder “How long does it take for images to get indexed”?  It would be nice to keep tabs on how long it takes for your images to show up in the Google Image index. Here is a simple way to do that. UPDATED Aug 2019

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Another clever Facebook Phishing scam

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I was checking Facebook on my phone and saw an alert that a friend had sent an image. When I opened the message in messenger, there was something that looked like a video link.

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Updating your WordPress plugins takes your site offline temporarily – Time things accordingly.

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

When you open your WordPress dashboard and update your plugins, be aware that your site will be down for the time it takes to update the plugins. 

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A great cheat sheet on image sizes for social media headers and profile pics.

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

One of the keys to getting legitimate traffic to your site is to leverage social media. In other words, set up profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr etc. related to your site or to a niche within your site. If you want to do it correctly, your profiles on the various social media sites need to be relatively professional. There is a great cheat sheet posted on the Godaddy Blog that helps you figure out the correct image sizes.

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Why should you prune your WordPress categories?

Last Updated on January 17, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I have a site I’m trying to grow. It is this tech blog. Currently there are over 600 posts in 90 categories? I had to ask “Does it make sense to prune my WordPress Categories?” and “how many categories are too many?”

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HP Pavillion DX6000 webcam and facebook

Last Updated on December 3, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

I was trying out the video messaging in Facebook with the integrated webcam on my HP Pavillion DX6000 laptop. It looks like it works easily enough once you give the Adobe Flash Player access.

BUT……

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