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Games I've Beat.

1.15.2018

Gender-based marketing is lazy and video game marketing has been lying to you. Here is a list of video games that I have beat. Where "beat" means variously beat the final boss, won all races or levels, or completed the story, as appropriate for the genre.

Free Images.

8.22.2017

Here are some sources for free images that you can use for your website, presentation, art project or whatever.

There are also companies which will give you free photos or credits on your first sign-up or periodically: iStock, Adobe Stock (fotolia), Shutterstock and Creative Market. And both Google and Flickr will let you search for CC licensed photos.

Why I Finally Switched From GoDaddy.

2.20.2015

I'd been using GoDaddy as registrar and host for several years. But a few months after I wrote Why I Still Use GoDaddy, For Now., I switched most of my stuff away from GoDaddy.

I had started having more technical problems with the blog hosting (some URL re-writes were failing). I'd identified that the cause was somewhere in the domain's configuration (not in my .htaccess file) by deleting .htaccess. I contacted GoDaddy's tech support (usually quite helpful), but after a few go-arounds, they declared that it was a code problem. I did technical support for years; I know when I'm being flushed.

As a female human, I'd felt un-valued by the company for a while. Then LifeHacker ran a DreamHost promo which brought the costs down to something that my inner cheapskate could deal with, so I said so long to GoDaddy. Getting everything set up at DreamHost was a breeze, and naturally, there were no URL rewriting problems over there.

PS - here's my referral link for DreamHost, if you're into that sort of thing: http://www.dreamhost.com/r.cgi?1495678.

The Little Things in iOS 8.

12.8.2014

I wasn't interested in any of iOS 8's "big" features in iOS 8, but there are a few small enhancements which are pretty useful:

Q&A Anti-Patterns.

8.5.2014

Here are some patterns to post-speech question and answer sessions that really ought to be avoided.

In fact, it seems like the vast majority of questions asked at these times are a waste of time to everyone but the asker. Thank you to those who organize sessions with questions via Twitter or "at the pool" only.

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