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The Strange Case of Thomas Hardin

One of the intriguing frustrations about genealogical research is that each answer just generates more questions. Most of the questions are pretty mundane and interesting only to other relatives, but once in a while one stumbles into a web of … Continue reading

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Orbs Crush Quack

Today I received an email through the contact form of my girlfriend’s website, orbgoddess.com. It started out: Our Website [dreamhealer dot com]┬áhas a link from your website. We request you to remove that link at earliest because the backlink is … Continue reading

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medical cannabis patient records and verification system

One of my web clients is the friendly neighborhood pot doc. I’ve been working with him over the last few years to develop a system for veryfying his patients’ status and keeping track of their records. It’s one of the … Continue reading

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Mini Sites Redux

The beta testing has begun for the store pages on realMendocino.com. In a great moment of general dopeyness, I put out a note on Facebook saying I was looking for a few good beta testers, and then went camping for … Continue reading

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CA State Parks Rant #1

California has an incredibly groovy State Park system. It’s big, and it’s mind-bogglingly diverse. I’m continually baffled stunned, bemused, aggravated, exasperated, and nonplussed by the Parks management and by the CA State government which runs it. One source of bewilderment … Continue reading

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Mini Sites for Everybody?

This is part of the ongoing saga of the development of realMendocino.com. Sort of, sort of not. While I was doing data collecting and data entry for the directory section of realMendocino, I noticed that many of the local businesses … Continue reading

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Indiegogo Sucks

In a previous post, I wrote about how I had started a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo to raise capital for my Mendocino community website project, realMendocino. It didn’t go well. A week after the campaign ended, I’m still trying to … Continue reading

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Nice PayPal Button Lite

If you’re just tuning in… Your erstwhile blogger/webdeveloper is trying to overcome his aversion to website-in-a-box development platforms and find a simple Paypal payment solution for a prospective client. If I happen to sell some of my own photography along … Continue reading

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WordPress Paypal Plugins

A possible new client wants to do some hyper-simple e-commerce. Usually, I create custom sites, but WordPress has a lot of advantages, starting with easy set-up and maintenance, and this site will be so simple, it shouldn’t really require anything … Continue reading

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realMendocino and crowdfunding

I’ve been contemplating, planning, and dabbling with regards to realMendocino.com, my Mendocino community website project, for a couple of years. I’ve got a lot of the background code written, and some of the data entered for the directory. But there’s … Continue reading

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