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New and Improved Isn’t Always Better

Can you spot the problem with the title of this post? “New and Improved” is just “Improved” as the “New” is redundant. So “Improved Isn’t Always Better” is the real statement. But the definition of improved is “better.” So improved is, in fact, always better. But nonetheless this exact statement was one made by a […]

Posted on August 4, 2017 at 11:28 am by site admin · Permalink · Leave a comment
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What Flash Means To Me

Many people are cheering the recent news that Adobe is discontinuing the Flash browser plug-in by 2020. People associate Flash with annoying web ads, dangerous security threats, overly animated sites, and pages that don’t load on mobile devices. They have many reasons to hate Flash. But let me tell you what Flash means to me. […]

Posted on July 26, 2017 at 10:48 am by site admin · Permalink · One Comment
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There’s a Lot You Can Learn From 404s

So I made some changes to one of my WordPress sites recently that updated some of the URLs for some very old posts on the site. Nothing would have broken on the site itself, but if someone had posted a link directly to a post a long time ago, it could now lead to a […]

Posted on June 22, 2017 at 6:39 pm by site admin · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Everything’s Coming Up HTML5

Been working this past week on converting my second site this year from Flash to HTML5. That’s HTML5 as in really just JavaScript. I mean there is CSS and HTML involved, and even some server-side stuff. But it is really about JavaScript. It is just too hard to run Flash these days. Most browsers block […]

Posted on June 16, 2017 at 11:50 am by site admin · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Introducing AskAny.com

For the last 20 years I have created web-based games, produced video podcasts and tutorials, written computer books, and developed mobile apps. But I hope my next project overshadows all of that and becomes my legacy. The Internet has allowed us to connect with each other in many ways. There’s the one-to-one of email and […]

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 10:54 am by site admin · Permalink · 2 Comments
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