The “Rack Unit” is a standard measurement for server height; one rack unit (U) is 1.75 inches. Read more »
This just seems creepy and wrong: Google (AdWords) allows advertisers to create Search ads which pre-fill forms with Google Account data. In this example, my email was pre-filled next to a “subscribe” button which doesn’t say what I’d be subscribing to — alongside a completely meaningless “Privacy” link which doesn’t disclose how the email address would be used. Read more »
I’ve long wondered how Google evaluates a person’s “interests” in order to display advertising that’s not displayed “in context.”
I think Google’s algorithms need tweaking, because Google has an unreasonably long memory regarding my “interests.” Read more »
GTmetrix.com is an awesome web site: it analyzes your web site and provides detailed suggestions for how to improve the page-load time; this is incredibly useful when trying to diagnose the issue, “why is my web site loading to slowly?”
Note that there are multiple tabs with information: make sure to click on the “YSlow” and “Timeline” tabs to see more information.
Here are screen shots showing the information for this site (markwelchblog.com). Read more »
While reading Internet Retailer’s December 2012 profile of its chosen “Top 100″ ecommerce web sites (http://www.internetretailer.com/2012/11/30/going-extra-mile), I was confused by its “Speed” ratings for the sites. Each web site was evaluated based on its page-load time, and 33 of the 100 sites were rated “unacceptable.”
The idea that many web sites succeed despite slow load times isn’t a surprise. What confused me was the scale used by Internet Retailer in assigning its speed ratings: Read more »
When I first saw this poetry “chapbook,” I felt a faint glimmer of recognition at the author’s name, which clicked into place when I found the poem, “A Moment of Silence,” at the end of the book.
“A Moment of Silence” is one of those poems that draws a sharp reaction from nearly everyone who reads it. Read more »
Am I really the only liberal pro-choice atheist who respects and even applauds Richard Mourdock’s heartfelt statement about his belief that abortion is wrong even in the case of rape? Read more »
I was surprised at several things about voting this morning. First, since I’ve moved, I have a new polling place, at an elementary school. There was very little signage Read more »