Top 10 Talking Hands YouTube Channels

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They're handsy. And talky. But not facey. And they're occasionally sleepy. Sometimes I fall asleep to these channels. …More on that later. To be considered for this list, a YouTube creator must primarily film toward their own hands, and seldom if ever show their face. Oh yeah, and they need to talk, too. So how … Continue reading Top 10 Talking Hands YouTube Channels

TMNT Comic Knockoffs

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Knockoffs

I shed a collection of comics before a cross-country move the better part of a decade ago. I kept one long box of some favorites. This is a short blog post about one subset of that box: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (TMNT) comic book knockoffs. It's July in San Diego, and that's usually when we … Continue reading TMNT Comic Knockoffs

WordPress Managed Hosting Comparison

Updated for 2020: A good host and webmaster grease the SEO wheels. One of my clients is with ProntoMarketing. They're awful. I loathe working with them. (Pronto, not the client.) I more or less told the client, "It's them or me." Rather than leave a great client in the lurch like the prima donna I … Continue reading WordPress Managed Hosting Comparison

Tap Tremolo Pedal Comparison/Guide

Updated for 2020. When this UX snob of a pedal junkie caught the tremolo bug, he started referring to himself in the third person and made a spreadsheet comparing 30+ different tap tremolo pedals. ...Then he blogged about it. If you're lazy or impatient, use these links to skip to a juicier section of the … Continue reading Tap Tremolo Pedal Comparison/Guide

Comparing Rank Tracking Software

I've been using Advanced Web Ranking (not to be confused with Advanced Web Ranking Cloud) for eight years. Read riveting tales from 2010 wherein I try to find a replacement for WebPosition, eventually deciding on AWR. Things were simpler then; there weren't many players in the ranking software space, and almost everything was desktop-based. Fast … Continue reading Comparing Rank Tracking Software

Guide: Comparing Arpeggiator Pedals

Wherein Dan talks himself into buying one via this arpeggiator pedal roundup/shootout. (Spoiler alert: I bought the Tararira.) What is an arpeggiator pedal? An arpeggiator is a sequencer. A sequencer plays a series of sounds based on a source and parameters set by you, the user/musician. In the case of an arpeggiator pedal, the “source” … Continue reading Guide: Comparing Arpeggiator Pedals

The ABCs of SEO for 2016

I've seen a few articles titled 'The ABCs of SEO', but most of them either continue on to the DEFs and trudge all the way through Z, or ditch the metaphor altogether after the headline. Dear SEO reader, that's not me; I won't do that to you. My understanding of "The ABCs" gels with the … Continue reading The ABCs of SEO for 2016

Top Trends in Health 2001 – 2010

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What's big in health in the past decade? There are the obvious big-name near-pandemics like SARS, cholera and swine flu. And if you're not into the "We're all going to die!" mentality then we could talk about stem cells, genomics, and the political implications thereof. But those all pale in comparison to the most important … Continue reading Top Trends in Health 2001 – 2010

Top 5 New Cat Food Flavors

Staring at the Oven Roasted Chicken Flavor DENTAL TREATS cats love! AKA Feline Greenies (TM), I pondered yet another in a long line of unoriginal thoughts: Why do we feed cats food flavored for humans? The answer is two-fold. 1. We do not. Well, I'm reasonably sure we're not feeding our cats food that's flavored … Continue reading Top 5 New Cat Food Flavors

Top 5 SEO Plugins for WordPress

What plugins do you add to WordPress installs for better SEO? Use the comments to let me know what's missing from the list. (this list is old as dirt. Ignore it, please) Platinum SEO Pack - It does auto 301 redirects, canonical URLs and plenty more. Google xml sitemaps - Creates your sitemap.xml and updates … Continue reading Top 5 SEO Plugins for WordPress