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I know nothing? Eat crow, damn it!

The modern web. Third party plugins galore. And the site-breaking conflicts that can come with them.

I spent most of the last 36+ hours hounding our CMS vendor after, it turns out, another vendor’s code broke our slideshows. (Not just on our site, but across the CMS’ user base.) Then their hotfix to address that broke all our ads (which run through yet another third party — would that be a fifth party?).

And every single one of these -rd/-th parties initially reacted to my reports of “something’s up on your end” with “Nah! Everything is fine! You’re crazy.”

But I’m not crazy. And I have the support ticket updates to prove it.

While all this was going on, I was also fighting our CMS team over whether or not the content-import jobs we run were slowing down dramatically — something that’s caused significant friction among out staff — and, eventually, they had to admit I was right (along with their other clients, apparently).

At least now, instead of blaming the user, they’re blaming … the hurricanes. For real.

It’s progress.

Video Games Live Returns Again To Phoenix

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Video Games Live, the long standing video game symphony that tours the world, will be back in Phoenix on March 12, 2018. I’ve attended this show twice since living in Phoenix and it is really worth checking out and the show plays a nice mix of different genres of games. To check out my recap of one of my previous experiences it at Video Games Live, you can click here

Tickets for the event which is being held at the Orpheum Theater in Downtown Phoenix, go on sale on October 1st! Make sure to visit http://www.videogameslive.com on the sale date!

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Nintendo Power-ful tribute to Super NES Classic games

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Getting your hands on a Super NES Classic Edition may be next to impossible, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the return of so many retro games in one convenient package.

Anyone attending PAX West this weekend in Seattle will be right on Nintendo’s American doorstep, and perhaps for that reason they may be able to score one of three special posters in the style of old Nintendo Power magazine covers celebrating the Sept. 29 launch of the much-hyped retro all-in-one system.

it’s a shame the Super NES Classic will be in such short supply and in such high demand, because it will be the only way to play the never-bef0re-released Star Fox 2 — which is one of the game paid tribute to in the PAX posters.

OK, so the Star Fox 2 art isn’t much to look at by today’s standards, but it’s totally appropriate for the…

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Nerdvana Media turns Ten Years Old Today

For Those Interested in Such Things

About three months ago, I contributed my first article to Nerdvana. The feature – over 2,000 words chronicling my experience with the Nintendo Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – set up what became a regular gig as a retro gaming contributor. Since then, I’ve branched out into covering more topics – such as Dungeons & Dragons – and have begun working on another project, soon to be unveiled.

As of today, I am officially an intern on the site. I’m very happy to be working on Nerdvana and invite everyone to join me in congratulating the site on its ten year anniversary. It’s an amazing place to write for, visit and read. We’re hoping to provide a bigger mulitmedia experience in the future and appreciate the support of the community.

My most recent articles cover Virtual Reality and can be found in the…

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WordPress.com Business Now Supports Plugins and Third-Party Themes

Interesting …

The WordPress.com Blog

For many years, WordPress.com has been a simple way for people to create their own beautiful WordPress website in minutes.

But that simplicity came with a tradeoff — WordPress.com did not offer built-in support for the thousands of third-party plugins and themes that helped make WordPress the world’s largest and most open web publishing platform.

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5 Important Things to follow while developing a website

Good and concise – saving for my Web Design students.

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With the evolution of Internet in 21st century, web development field has seen a tremendous amount of uprising. Websites what we are seeing today were used to look very different 17 years ago. Then people used web only for documentation and information. To get a clear idea, it’s better to visit the first website which was built by the creator of web, Tim Berners-Le. The website went live on August 6, 1991.

Websites developed at that time were just an HTML page with collection of text and links. CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) was also developed years after the first website was launched. With basic styling in web pages, websites began to have colors in it. Though, websites were still looking very plain. Wayback Machine shows how amazon website was looking in the year 2000. And we all know how the website looks now in 2017.

There are several factors a…

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Why don’t archivists digitize everything?

Fascinating. Inspiring and daunting.

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Today on the blog we’re tackling one of our most frequently asked questions: “Why don’t you digitize everything?” and its related runner-up, “When will you be putting all your records on the web?”

As archivists we like these questions because they tell us that people are eager for access to archival records. They also show that people realize that not everything is digitized. Indeed only a tiny fraction of the world’s primary resources are available digitally. This doesn’t mean that undigitized records are inaccessible or not worth consulting, but you will need to visit us archivists to use them.

In fact, archivists and librarians themselves are behind the abundance of primary sources already available on the internet. From rare books to official records and from diaries to sound recordings, digitized resources have spread the word (literally) that the past informs our present and our future. In the meantime, both non-profit and commercial organizations whose…

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