Author Archives: Bryan Hadaway

Web & Graphic Designer

The “S” in https Stands for Sexy

I wanted to run-down a quick analysis on our recent obsession with that green padlock that gives us the warm and fuzzies all over. What exactly is it; what exactly does it mean; what exactly does it do? When you see https (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) alongside a solid padlock with no error messages in […]

How to Work Remotely

In reference to the image above: “Amateur Wireless Station” — Ha! That’s a perfect nickname for my office. Sadly, phrases like “Work from home!” and “Be your own boss!” have become synonymous with scams and spam. Well, I have worked from home and been my own boss successfully and legitimately for over a decade now. […]

How to Disagree without Arguing

While the English language is very precise, it’s still very difficult to communicate with others with understanding and proficiency. Across culture, the very meanings of words don’t always hold. Take the word argue, perhaps a word with the most incorrect negative connotation there is, and while the header of this article is probably the most […]

Data is the New Currency: When Free isn’t Really Free

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, as they say. There are a lot of recurring themes on my blog, and one of them that I cover quite a bit, is privacy. About how it’s an illusion, about how big companies don’t care about your privacy, and also about how they can use your […]

How to Create a Slack Chat Community with Auto-invites

UPDATE: New Public/Shared Slack Invite Links — The solution below that I’ve written might be obsolete very soon. Slack has no doubt taken notice how many communities (not just company teams) are utilizing Slack. They haven’t given in completely yet, but it’s just a matter of time. They’re currently testing a new Shared Invite Link […]

How to Delete Disqus Threads

Unfortunately, there’s no direct way to delete threads with Disqus. However, the following is the best workaround possible in order to pseudo-delete them: Optional Step If it’s important to you that the comments themselves are deleted and not be accessible anywhere, you’ll need to delete them individually first, from: https://yoursite.disqus.com/admin/moderate/#/all. Replace yoursite with your site […]

How to Cleanup a php.ini File

If like me, you hate programmer comments and like to keep your files super clean and straight to the point when you’re working on personal projects or projects only you manage and you also manage your PHP settings from a php.ini file, this how-to may be for you. Using an advanced text editor like TextWrangler […]

How to Delete Q2A Spam Users in Bulk

If you’re using the Q2A (Question2Answer) software to run a site, you’ll no doubt have struggled with spam. While there are a number of plugins (scroll down to “Anti-spam tools”) as well as built-in settings one can balance to combat spam occurring in the first place, as this software becomes more popular and supported by […]

Selling on Flippa

Even though I’ve been selling on Flippa for the past 7 years (or at least trying to), I’ve only recently gotten into the groove of it. In my experience, what I’ve learned so far is that Flippa buyers aren’t much interested in only domains (unless they’re strikingly good one-word domains like water.com, books.com, etc.), but […]