How to Create a Slack Chat Community with Auto-invites

UPDATE — Just ignore everything below and go here: https://my.slack.com/admin/shared_invites. Hands-down, the easiest solution. 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 […]

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 […]

There is No Right Way Or Wrong Way to Do Anything

…only the popular way. To do something only for the sake of it being the popular way, even though it otherwise doesn’t fit your best interest or desires is not a good reason to choose that route at all. My whole life I’ve been told that I was doing it wrong, that things must be […]

The Outcome of a Decision Doesn’t Dictate Whether it was the Right Decision

This may in fact be my most frustrating pet peeve. Professional gamblers probably understand this lesson better than no one else, but many people follow a more limited and linear logic. You bet on red and it lands on black, they say: “Should of gone with black.” You bet on black and it lands on […]

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 […]

craigslist — Still Crazy After All These Years

Within the last year I’ve started browsing craigslist for projects again, along with all of its eccentricities and flaky users, it is still one of the best places to find work. Recently, I applied for a logo design project and here was the reply I got: “I appreciate you taking to time to consider my […]

The Unfortunate Side of Business (Legal Issues)

Owning your own business is part of the American dream, and at the same time, like most things that are worthwhile, it’s usually a lot more work than you first anticipated. Whether you’re an individual professional that’s looking for clients or a fully registered business looking for customers, it takes a while to build your […]