9 07, 2018

Future of the Automobile

By |2018-12-09T21:33:08-07:00July 9th, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council and the Petersen Automotive Museum collaborated on a day long conference about the future of the automobile. Held at the Petersen museum in May 2018, the conference brought together leading voices from manufacturers, technology companies, urban planners, and regulatory agencies for a day-long discussion about the ongoing shift in transportation [...]

9 03, 2018

A Settings Link for My WordPress Plugin

By |2018-03-11T18:30:47-07:00March 9th, 2018|Technology, WordPress|0 Comments

While developing my Thematic Maps WordPress plugin I wanted a Settings link on the Plugins list page for quick access to the plugin options page: By default, WordPress displays Activate, Delete, Deactivate, and Update links on the Plugins page. To add additional links I had to leverage filters and hooks! I found a great reference [...]

24 04, 2017

Goodbye Robots

By |2017-04-24T15:08:28-07:00April 24th, 2017|Technology|0 Comments

Decided to stop including robots.txt in my WordPress sites for the time being. With Google presenting fully rendered pages in search results I prefer not blocking those webcrawlers and preventing them from finding required css and js files. The smart people at Yoast wrote up a good article explaining in more detail.

1 12, 2014

Residential Solar Power Becomes the New Disruptive Technology

By |2020-08-02T08:29:52-07:00December 1st, 2014|Technology|0 Comments

When I contemplated installing solar panels on my home the last thing on my mind was how it might impact my neighbors and my community at large. Until now, I knew little about how the electrical grid works and never imagined my tiny solar panels would be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel's back. The rapid growth of solar [...]

8 02, 2014

Don’t Let the Robots Control What You See

By |2020-05-29T10:00:45-07:00February 8th, 2014|Technology|0 Comments

Have you noticed how website advertisements seem to know what you been looking at in your browser? I started noticing it more frequently when I was shopping for smoke detectors for my house. After browsing a few on Amazon nearly all the ads I saw, across multiple sites, where ads for the same smoke detectors. It was [...]

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