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What are the Most Popular TLDs? [Answered]

What are the Most Popular TLDs? [Answered]

.com is still the most popular TLD in 2018. New TLDs like .xyz and .club and .pro are becoming more popular according to alexa rankings. Despite the growth, .net .org and other traditionally “2nd tier” domain extensions are still more than two times as...

When Was Toilet Paper Invented? We Explain The History

Like portable toilets, toilet paper (or toilet tissue if you prefer), is rarely the main topic of discussion at formal dinner parties. However, it’s amazing how often we get some variation of the questions, “When was toilet paper invented?”,...
What are Pingbacks and Trackbacks?

What are Pingbacks and Trackbacks?

Pingbacks are a way for wordpress to automatically notify other websites whenever you link to them, in order to get them to link back to you. Most of the time, pingbacks and trackbacks need to be approved manually, however, some websites have pingbacks and trackbacks...
Are ? or ? more loyal?

Are ? or ? more loyal?

Many people say Dogs are man’s best friend but are they really more loyal? Is your ? loyal? Cat lovers will argue that their cats are very loyal. However, are they really loyal or just using their owners for their own selfish needs?  Cats commonly carry the...
Migrating to WordPress from Sails.js

Migrating to WordPress from Sails.js

I’ve recently re-activated my personal blog on a wordpress site. In late 2016 there was some kind of issue with the node.js cms-on-sails app, and it stopped the site from loading. For a few months I just redirected it to my twitter account, but now I’ve...

Sails.js pulls forward through 2015

If you’ve been following the JavaScript community during the past few years, you probably noticed a cornucopia of new libraries and frameworks. There’s an NPM package for almost everything you can imagine. Growth is awesome, but if you’ve examined...

How to monetize Extemp Engine?

I have a chrome app that’s up to ~1000 weekly users, and i’m not sure if or how to monetize it. see https://www.extempengine.com The app is called Extemp Engine, and it’s a specially designed news search engine for students participating in one kind...

How to track Facebook Conversions on Wufoo

Wufoo is a great tool for easily building forms, but in many cases it’s more restrictive than managing your own websites and forms. On Wufoo, you can’t embed any of your own javascript. Why is this important? No google analytics No visual web optimizer or...
Top 3 Editors for a CMS

Top 3 Editors for a CMS

I recently added page management capabilities to this site (cms on sails), making it a fledgeling CMS. I used the same editor that is used by the Ghost blogging platform. You can find the source code on github. Part of my quest to write a Sails.js based CMS was to...

Blog is Live!

I’ve just published my first sails.js production app — this blog! It has the very basics: markdown editor static pages comments admin account There are still a few things I need to implement in order to make it a real CMS content management system: RSS...

Sails’ Local Disk has Issues

I recently ran in circles trying to figure out why my .sort call wasn’t behaving correctly. Remember, “Sails.js is still in beta”, so it’s expected to have problems The specific issue that bit me has to do with how the local disk database...

UI design can become distracting

I’ve been tweaking the buttons, shapes and styles of these static pages. However at that point you’re following the trail down a rabbit hole. Set small, concrete, specific goals for your UI changes.

Authorization is easy with sails.js

After a few videos and a couple of tries, I’ve gotten user authentication working with this blog. For a brand new framework, it was much easier than I would have thought. Compared to Rails, the process was only slightly more difficult. The nice thing about...

Write a Blog with Sails.js

I started trying out a fledgeling node.js based MVC framework — sails.js It’s going well so far, and I’ve got some basics working, as you can tell. Once i’ve finished a decent MVP, i’ll post it on github and write a step by step...