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I started working on a new personal project a few weekends ago that I am referring to as Alfred. The general concept of Alfred at this stage is that Alfred is a custom Household Assistant that is able to help keep track of various useful data points for around the house and provide useful automations…

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It’s none of my business if you opened my email. And it’s none of your business if I opened yours. Email tracking software may enable us to snoop on each other, but that doesn’t mean it’s okay. Just because I may find the information useful, that doesn’t mean it’s my business. It’s interesting how easy…

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As you may have heard, Apple just released a new update for iPhone and iPad, iOS 14.5. What makes this release more notable than most is that it includes a new feature called App Tracking Transparency. App Tracking Transparency requires an app to request permission from you in order to track your activity on your…

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G Suite – Google’s all-in-one IT solution for businesses is a fantastic tool. It offers so much for such a reasonable price that it can get any small business up and running with email, calendar, Drive, docs, spreadsheets and much more. And not only that, but it’s quite simple to set up and get going.…

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Email has its place in the workplace, but it’s far from a perfect communications tool. There are many times when email is not ideal for certain discussions, and that’s usually where a messaging application like Slack comes in. As a contractor who primarily works remotely, instant messaging applications are a huge part of the way…

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Have you ever needed to accept payments on your site but don’t have a payment system built in? Today I’m going to walk through setting up Stripe Checkout on one of your webpages. What’s great about Stripe Checkout is that you don’t have to design anything, Stripe has done all the grunt work and all…

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If you’ve been in the church for any length of time, then you surely know about the Connection Card. They’ve been an important part of how churches stay in contact and connect with members or new guests for a long time (as far back as I can remember anyway!). However, things have changed drastically over…

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I recently built a website for a wedding and a specific feature they wanted was for the website only to be available to their guests. We didn’t want to have to deal with any cumbersome user login system, but just something simple that only invited guests would be able to use. Security wasn’t a major…

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