Twitter as Comments, for Blogs & SME Brand Social Engagement

7 min read

So you’re looking for a super simple, light-weight, slightly hacky, solution for encouraging social engagement, promoting excellent customer feedback and managing comments on articles and posts?

All with little effort and no extra services.

A few lines of CSS, and the right call-to-action button will do.

Here it is – the no-plugin, no-service, no-faff Twitter comment system for blogs and other media engagement.

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DSE Workstation Safety for Serious Computer Users

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Learning the hard way that; Pain, Demotivation and Low-productivity can creep-up when you’re knee-deep in a startup or long project. You already take the time to ensure your tech and business model is setup and working well for you – so why not physical health too?

Once you fix your workstation – you’d be surprised at the subtle low-levels of physical pain relief, as well as the acute pain relief too. You become more motivated, more productive and much more engaged in the same-old-tasks – seemingly like magic.

Nurture yourself and those around you, before you fall apart and seize up like an old machine trying to reach the dividends.

A London based company I’ve had the pleasure of working with teaches such Magic to mere-mortals like ourselves, via eLearning…

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tmux-hints.sh v0.3 Update! The Terminal Cheat-sheet app for Devs

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tmux-hints‘ is a small shell script I wrote used to display a live cheat-sheet – or key-mapping notes – in a terminal running tmux.

As you switch from one program to another, your notes update automatically with that programs notes instead. Great for new key-combos and noobs alike.

After gaining some popularity, mainly from Reddit, I had some great feedback ready to put into action.

Version 0.3, improves on existing concepts and implementation mainly thanks to /u/vogelke and others commenting their experiences.

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How to track button clicks in Google Analytics simply with jQuery/JavaScript?

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TLDR; Track & analyse button clicks (events) on website pages with Google Analytics by pasting these few lines of jQuery/JavaScript code onto your site under the Google Analytics code.

It’ll find most common button types and send clicks to Google Analytics for analysis.

The jQuery/JavaScript code for tracking GA button click events is here hosted on GitHub Gists:

https://gist.github.com/hozza/9da4d2bc39aa2610df5cf3dcc0656da7

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Atilium Phone Pre-launch

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Although I’m sure most of my readers are already aware, I’ve been working with some excellent companies to provide simple micro-service-style tools for modern small-businesses and freelancers and today marks the day that our first digital business tool is released – although it’s still very early days, you can sign-up and start using it now.

Atilium.io – Small business tools.

We are all connected, to everything, at all times, without thinking about it via the internet – shouldn’t our work be too?

Atilium(pronounced at-illy-um) will bring our in-house tools to the public, helping small teams and individuals connect with their customer audiences easier and efficiently in a digital-first world where traditional services struggle to keep up and modern services are out-of-reach for the everyday person.

Atilium Phone – Professional phone numbers for small teams and freelancers.

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Hide – the Jekyll & Hyde Theme, WordPress Edition

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The evil art of appending CSS code.

Unfortunately CSS has a tendency to be endlessly appended, especially in large codebases and lazy or underfunded devs – this usually spells bad news for future development and a full refactoring is soon in order!

However, appended CSS has it’s time and place and this is one of them

A WordPress.org “Twenty Fifteen” theme modification to look just like “Hyde,” a fantastic theme for Jekyll (another website/blog software somewhat like WordPress).

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tmux-hints.sh: The auto cheatsheet for vim, zsh, tmux etc.

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Being comfortable using terminal means nothing when getting used to new shortcuts, key-combos and custom mappings can be a memory-game.

I’ve ended up with a bunch of note files containing hints for all the things I should have remembered by now. There’s a better way...

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