Josiah Cole

Father, Technologist, Netizen, Cape Codder and owner and entrepreneur.

Choosing the Best WordPress Plugin

WordPress plugins offer a quick and easy way to expand the function of your WordPress website. When searching the WordPress.org plugin directory, or web for a suitable plugin, one has to factor in several criteria to ultimately decide which plugin to utilize. By day I...

New Simple Bootstrap WordPress Theme

I didn't set out to create a Bootstrap theme for WordPress, yet here I am, running just that and proclaiming yet again, that I will resurrect this blog from it's deathbed (I'll spare you the overly dramatic "I'm back" post). First the theme.  I started with a very...

WordPress Security Best Practices

A long overdue follow up to my immensely popular almost perfect WordPress htaccess file article.  This article of best practices should give you several more tricks up your sleeve to keep your WordPress installation secure and running smooth & below the radar of...

And the love kickstarts again

A couple weekends ago I decided this blog ... my blog and official home on the web needed a redesign, rebuild and re.... well everything.  Not wanting to get bogged down in the details of design, I installed an excellent theme from Elegant Themes and set to work...

I’m Stuck – Random Design Idea Generator

I fashion myself a bit of a web designer, and sometimes after slaving away on a client's web design proof for hours, I run into a wall of uncreative energy or as I call it "shit out of ideas".   I have found that many times the path around or through this wall is...

Ebay User Experience Fail

So I recently purchased a classic Xbox game (which ended up sucking, more on that later) on Ebay and while the transaction went perfectly smooth, I noticed a small glitch in their post-purchase 'leave feedback' follow up.  It's been almost 5 weeks since the auction...

11 Ways to Piss Off Your Tweeps

I follow a few hundred local Cape Codders on Twitter to give me a sense of what is happening in my geographical region (something I can't get via the web/newspaper). By and large most of the Twitter streams that I see are a good mix of personal notes, self promotion...

How Free is that Free Stock Photo?

Free stock photography websites are very popular these days, and there are literally hundreds if not thousands to choose from. Besides selection, quality, and featureset the one factor that is critical in evaluating these websites is the image licensing or terms of...

Printable PDF Linux Cheat Sheets

If you've ever messed with Linux and found yourself in a jam that X just cannot solve. You're going to need to use the command line to hack your way out of trouble. Lucky for you, Scott Klarr put up some nicely formated PDF Linux (and more) printable cheat sheets with...

Basecamp/Zoho Look Over Your Shoulder

A big ol' Google Train is coming down the tracks. SugarCRM ... you might be next.Some people will debate this, however I believe this is just the X step towards Google dominating the online app world and pushing consolidation of the smaller players. clipped from...

Windows XP Registry Tweaks

If you're like me and you still have a few machines running good ol' reliable and trustworthy (I keed, I keed) Windows XP than registry tweaks and optimization guides for XP are a very handy thing. Sure Vista is the new hotness, and to be really cutting edge I could...