I Dislike Like Gates So Much…

I dislike a “like gate” so much, I’ve conditioned myself to do battle against them. Here’s what I do: Like the page. Go to my profile, remove the announcement that “Darryl Likes [insert like-gate here]” Do what I need to on the page. Unlike the page. What is a “Like-Gate”? A like-gate is effectively a […]

Facebook Timeline isn’t “New” #f8

This timeline feature isn’t the first timeline that Facebook will have attempted to use. Once upon a time, at least 4 years ago, when you joined Facebook and added friends it always asked “How do you know this person?” and “When did you meet?” Those questions as well as many other little things within Facebook […]

You Want Us To Be Secure…

But you make it so complicated. From a technical standpoint, I understand how simple it is to create certificates for SSL/TLS and put them into configs and use ’em. From a user standpoint, I can not understand the who/what/when/where/why as to the whole security industry and being so damn complicated. So many SSL providers out […]

Social Plugins and the 80/20.

I apologize for this off-topic rant, but it’s been sitting on my mind for a little while… The best part of using all these social plugins on a site as small as mine is how pathetic it makes the site look.  I try not to pollute everything with ‘like this’, ‘share that’, ‘spam your friends!’ […]

Don’t Allow Facebook Apps to Get Your Email

Just say no to these prompts. There’s no need a Facebook application has any need to email you directly bypassing the “safe” realm of what Facebook already offers. Applications that need to contact you can already do so via your in box, application counters, and emailing you via Facebook’s email proxy. (A proxy which protects […]