TrackMyShipments.com is no more

I’ve been using TrackMyShipments.com for some time to keep track of all the packages that arrive from Ebay, Amazon, etc. It was a handy tool to show you the status of shipments for USPS, UPS, FedEx and DHL in one place. After creating an account with TrackMyShipments.com, it went something like this: Buy something Get […]

Dropbox Referrals

In recent weeks, I’ve started using Dropbox. It’s a nifty little web app that allows you to store crap online. Now, you might be saying to yourself, “Self, that’s not all that great, the Internet is full of people storing crap online; just look at YouTube.” and you’d be right. . .

Charter Communications to File for Bankruptcy

This story has been out there for a few days now, but saw this in the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Basically, Charter is filing for bankruptcy. I mention this, because if you have service through Charter, including a charter.net e-mail address, you may want to consider using an ISP Independent E-Mail Address. I haven’t heard […]

How to Automatically Download Audio from “The Morning After” on KSLG 1380 AM in St. Louis

I am a large fan of the radio program “The ITD Morning After” on 1380 AM in St. Louis. 1380 AM has a terribly weak frequency. To compensate, the audio content from each show is put up daily on www.insidestl.com. (Sidenote, I’m a believer that every radio program ought to be available online. This would […]

How To: Use Google Spreadsheets as a Data Source in WordPress (Part 1)

This is the first in a two post series that will walk you through how to insert content from Google Spreadsheets Inline into WordPress pages. Background Recently, I was converting a site from ASP to WordPress. This site details a mortgage loan and its amortization schedule. The amortization schedule is built with Google Spreadsheets. I […]

Why you need an ISP Independent E-Mail Account

These days, when you sign up for Internet service from any Internet Service Provider (ISP), you always get at least one e-mail account. Some providers will give you ten or more accounts with your service. In my opinion, they could give you eleventy billion accounts and you shouldn’t use any of them as your primary […]

Google Adsense Ads not showing up?

While putting this site together, I ran into an issue where some of the Google Adsense ad units were not displaying. They were all using the same code, so as such I was baffled. What I observed was that all ads would display on the individual post pages (single.php), but some were missing on the […]