Posts Categorized: How To

How to “Push It Good” to Git

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The Breaks: Stylin' and Profilin' 1982-1990 by Janette Beckman,  published by powerHouse Books

Do you get the song “Push It” by Salt-n-Pepa in your head every time you push code to Git? I do. Here’s how to push code and automatically begin a 4 minute and 29 second celebration with one command. This works on Mac OSX with Spotify.

How to Bypass a Paywall

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I had clicked on a link to an interesting Harvard Business Review article on Facebook only to find a big overlay telling me to log in. These things have become standard these days, but this one didn’t have any link to close the overlay. The only option was to sign up (not actually pay in [...]

Is your bounce rate real?

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Bouncing Boxer

Google officially defines the bounce rate as “the percentage of visits that go only one page before exiting a site”. A bounce rate of about 80% is typical for a blog. 40-60% is reasonable for other content sites and apps. 10-40% is excellent. If your bounce rate is under 10%, this is probably due to [...]

The easy way to decode “keyword not provided” in Google Analytics

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Change "Primary Dimension" in Google Analytics to Landing Page

If you’ve been using Google Analytics for some time, you may have noticed that the fraction of search results from keywords that are “not provided” has been increasing over time. This is mostly because anyone logged into a Google product using Google search now has their search keywords hidden from site owners. So what are [...]

Making your own product demo video is easier than you think.

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Getting a demo video for your startup’s product made by a pro can cost several thousand dollars per minute — out of the budget of your typical startup. But making something really good yourself is much easier than you think. I made my own video myself following the Grumo video course and Justin McLeod’s method [...]

How to block an entire phone exchange on an Android phone

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If you’re an alum of a particular top-tier, non Ivy college that shall remain nameless (it rhymes with Bons Mopkins), you may be accustomed to getting a weekly phone call from a very pushy undergrad asking for money. Since you graduated with a degree from this excellent institution, you must have a bunch of money [...]