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Speeding Up Wordpress - Gravatars

Speeding Up WordPress – Gravatars

After monkeying with OptimizePress a bit and updating some on-page elements to my liking, I decided that I would see how my site was performing in some of the page speed testers.  I don’t like using these things because there are so many calls being made that I was not aware of and it typically…

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WordPress Help - Adding Updated and Author Information to Your Poasts and Pages

WordPress Help – Adding Author & Updated to Posts and Pages

The Microdata Problem Using Google’s Webmaster Tools is a great way to find little issues that might be holding your site back from ranking better in the Google SERPs.   It had been a few years since I hopped into Webmaster Tools, and when I did, I noticed a number of errors in the Structured Data…

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La Spaziale Pre-Infusion Taste Test #1

La Spaziale Pre-Infusion Taste Test #1

I recently installed La Spaziale’s “progressive pre-infusion” chamber on my 2 group New EK.  Since installing the setup, I have not had any bad extractions to speak of.  I have also been paying close attention to quantity of coffee in (18g) and quantity (weight) of liquid out (~18g).  I typically like shorter shots, so anything…

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Adding Pre-Infusion to the La Spaziale New EK

The Goal Pull more consistent shots. Test if there are any discernible differences with and without pre-infusion Hypothesis Most of the crappy extractions I get are probably more of a function of a lazy barista. However, I wonder if a “soft start” might be more forgiving. When I first bought this machine and before I…

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November 11th

Today I cried. As I sat bundled up with my three-year-old daughter on my lap and looked into the eyes of war veterans passing by, I cried. I’m not completely sure why.  I cried for their suffering, I cried for my children to whom I will one day have to explain war, I cried because…

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Tasting Notes: El Blanco Espresso by Johnson Brothers Coffee

Equipment: Grinder:  Rancillio Rocky (set to 2) Espresso Machine:  Rancillio Silvia w/ Auber PID Temperature:  Auber PID set to 218 Pressure:  OPV set to 9 Bar Dosing: 15 to 16g Basket: Espresso Parts Ridgeless Double Portafilter: Espresso Parts Naked Coffee: El Blanco Espresso by Johnson Brothers Coffee.  From the Johnson Brothers Coffee website: This lot…

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Backlink Ideas – Document Hosting Sites

Most people know that in order to rank for certain terms in the search engines like Google, they need to build quality, keyword specific backlinks to their website…but, don’t know where to start. Enter this series of posts where I will walk you through great, free backlink ideas that anyone with a computer, website/webpage (there…

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How to Add Rich Snippets Authorship for HubPages

Following up on how to get your picture next to your SERP listings, I thought I would show you that you can also get Rich Snippet goodness for authoring articles on OTHER sites as well. Today’s example is going to be HubPages.  I am not going to get into “what HubPages is” other than to…

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How to Add Google Rich Snippets to Your Web Site

If you are living in a cave or just had a baby, then you are excused.  Otherwise, I am sure you are aware of Google’s Rich Snippets…or at least have seen them in the SERPs.  Rich Snippets can be anything from an author picture, thumbnail image of a video, stars from a product or service…

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Link Building Strategies: Google Image Search

In June of 2011 Google upgraded some of the search functionality of its Image Search.  One of the interesting new features was the ability to search using an actual image. So, instead of typing words into the search box, you can enter the URL of an image, browse for an image saved on your computer,…

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