Opt-Out of Google Analytics?

Google Analytics is a service provided by Google to web developers to provide information about visitors. This helps web developers understand who is visiting their site, from where, and using which browser. Some see this as an invasion of privacy, and there’s really no easy way to identify sites that use Google Analytics until you’ve already sent your data away…

How Rich is the Middle East?

In case you weren’t aware, selling oil makes people rich. How rich you ask? Rich enough that one Abu Dhabi hotel installed a vending machine in its lobby… nothing unusual there, right? It doesn’t vend soda or food, it doesn’t even vend iPhones… no, it vends gold. Yes, gold. Read it for yourself: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100513/od_afp/uaegoldoffbeat_20100513120103 Keep that in mind the next…

QR Codes: What are they? How do I use them? How can I use the Google Charts API to make my own?

What are QR Codes? A QR Code, or “Quick Response” code, is a popular type of two-dimensional barcode. 2D barcodes can hold more data in the same space as 1D barcodes because they encode data both horizontally as well as vertically. 1D barcodes (such as UPC) only encode data along the horizontal axis, in one-dimension. According to Google, “QR Codes…

New Website for Utah GOP Precinct SY08

For those of you who don’t know, I’m the Vice Chair of Precinct SY08 for the Utah GOP and Alternate State Delegate for the same. Saturday I had the opportunity to serve as State Delegate at the Utah GOP Nominating Convention, and fired Bob Bennett. As I started to write up my notes for a blog post I realized that…

A tradeshow for LEDs? You betcha!

Anyone who doubts, ask my wife: I’m a sucker for light bulbs. Every time we walk into a home improvement store or Ikea, I get what I’m looking for then head straight for the lighting isle. Ikea has some of the best Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) I’ve seen, but they’re a long drive from my house, and they’re still CFLs.…