What Every Browser Knows About You

in Geekery

As a web developer, I love the amount of information I can grab from the browser. As a privacy advocate and tech enthusiast, I am horrified by how much information is leaked to the browser.

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Enable Native OSX Notifications in Chrome

in Mac & OSX

Chrome 49 brought with it a nice new feature for OSX users, native notifications. The caveat to this is that it’s not a feature available by default, or in the settings panel. To enable native notifications, you’ll have to go enable it via Chrome flags, which is equivalent to FireFox’s about:config


chrome://flags/#enable-native-notifications

Ultimate Guide to Note Taking

in Productivity

I found this not taking guide online a while ago. It’s a quick reference for the different note taking styles. It is primarily focused at students, but I think it would apply to any kind of meeting environment as well. (more…)

Show Number of Facebook Likes in PHP

in Programming

If you run a Facebook page, and you are starting to build up some good numbers, you may want to show them off on your website. Facebook allows you to embed a Facebook widget on your homepage, but that means you are using third-party scripts, and you can’t control the design. Here is a simple PHP snippet for displaying your Facebook Likes on your website.


$facebook_page_id = "127012630783508";
$results = @simplexml_load_file("http://api.facebook.com/restserver.php?method=facebook.fql.query&query=SELECT%20fan_count%20FROM%20page%20WHERE%20page_id=${facebook_page_id}");
echo $results->page->fan_count;

Delete WordPress Sample Content Automatically

in WordPress

WordPress ships with 2 pieces of sample content. The Sample Page and a Sample Post content have been part of the WordPress base install for years. I wish WordPress gave an option to install WordPress without sample content, but as far as I know that’s not on the feature map. There may be times when you will need to delete that sample content programatically. Read more

Make War with a multitude of councillors

– Greek Proverb

Track Number of Visits to WordPress Pages and Posts

in WordPress

Almost everyone who has a WordPress site/blog, uses Google Analytics. This great tracking tool gives you insight into your visitors that traditional marketers would only dream of. Sometimes you want to do some things that Google Analytics is not a right fit for. You may want to track which pages or posts are the most popular. Read more

Work Well, Think Hard

– Robert Kiyosaki