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Amazon’s Latest Problem with Reviews

Amazon has been fighting spam and dishonest reviews for several years now. Here's the latest round that they will need to fight with dishonest sellers. Check out this listing for a Wifi enabled endoscopic camera. (it's a screenshot in case the seller takes it down) You'll see it has 107 [...]

By |2018-12-12T14:58:53+00:00December 12th, 2018|reviews|0 Comments

How to Resize Multiple Images at Once

I am a local website designer in Virginia, and sometimes I need to resize multiple images at once to fit a specific need. The most common use I have is for a client's slideshow or image gallery.  I use to painstakingly load the images into Paint.Net or another image editor and resize each individually. What's even [...]

By |2017-03-24T13:16:40+00:00March 24th, 2017|software|0 Comments

What Does Your ISP Know About You?

Last October, the FCC passed regulations that were intended to require your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to take extra precaution in protecting your information. These rules would also prevent your ISP from selling information on your internet usage habits without your explicit permission. Both provisions have just been suspended, and unfortunately it doesn't appear that [...]

By |2017-03-09T14:57:37+00:00March 9th, 2017|internet, security|2 Comments

Raspberry Pi as a Bandwidth Monitor

Here's how I started using a Raspberry Pi as a bandwidth monitor for my internet connection. It's also a quick tutorial on how to set up your own. My internet service provider (ISP) just started offering cable internet access in addition to DSL. The largest problem with the cable internet service is that it comes [...]

By |2017-01-01T19:11:56+00:00December 8th, 2016|computers, internet, tips|0 Comments

EarlyBird Attack on New Websites

Google is like a giant vacuum, sucking in and indexing content as it finds it on the web. When it finds fresh content it hasn't  seen before, it indexes the page it's on and all the content it finds there. It also records the page/site that it found the content on. If it comes across [...]

By |2016-11-23T10:43:34+00:00November 23rd, 2016|web design|0 Comments

How to Spot Fake Reviews

[READ IMPORTANT UPDATE AT END] Have you ever bought a product off Amazon (or another online retailer) only to find it didn’t match up at all with the reviews you read before you bought it? Here’s one reason you may have a different experience than you were lead to believe. […]

By |2016-10-04T04:56:57+00:00October 3rd, 2016|reviews|0 Comments