How to: make great reference citations when editing Wikipedia
Jan25

How to: make great reference citations when editing Wikipedia

I don’t edit (or create) Wikipedia articles every day, so I never remember the syntax for writing a great reference citation. Not “how to cite a Wikipedia article” but “how to cite your source in a Wikipedia article”. So I’m making a cheat sheet that, maybe, I’ll be able to find easily. If it helps someone else, all the better! Special tags required Since Wiki code is, umm, in many ways...

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Tip: can’t log in to PayPal from iPad /iPhone apps
Dec25

Tip: can’t log in to PayPal from iPad /iPhone apps

After going through a 360 process at least three times while trying to use PayPal to pay for Christmas movie tickets in Fandango … I gave up and started trying to find a solution using Google. Read on to see how to enable PayPal payments on Fandango, if you’re having problems. 1. Log in to PayPal on your computer With the new interface, click the cog in the upper right and navigate to settings. 2. Go to security settings...

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How to block auto-play video in Chrome
Sep15

How to block auto-play video in Chrome

If you’ve ever visited a website with auto-play video and yelled in frustration as a result … this tip is for you. To disable auto-play plugins in Chrome, go to settings Type this in a browser tab: chrome://settings/ Or navigate to settings by clicking on the “hamburger” on the top right side of the browser and then select “Settings” From settings, navigate to privacy content Select advanced...

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Feds set up internal consulting group for web projects, but what about contracts?
Aug12

Feds set up internal consulting group for web projects, but what about contracts?

In announcing the new U.S. Digital Service (USDS), Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel told the Washington Post: “Think of this as [a team of] management consultants that helps you understand your gaps.” The Playbook is a next step for the digital president and a response to the HealthCare.gov disaster.[icopyright one button toolbar] There were gaping holes – not just gaps – related to both project...

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How the FCC could be like TSA: proposal to create an Internet fast lane
Apr25

How the FCC could be like TSA: proposal to create an Internet fast lane

Using money to privilege convenience may be the American ethic. And it’s a far cry from the egalitarianism exemplified in “all men are created equal.” Look at the TSA and its “precheck” program, for example. With TSA precheck, you pay $85 and cough up your biometrics and an application for government review. If you don’t have a prison record, you can probably get your own ID, a Known Traveler Number...

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