Will Pluto be a planet again?

Pluto System

I recently heard about Pluto possibly becoming a planet again. After reviewing the IAU’s definition of a planet I think Pluto should remain a Dwarf Planet, but changes need to be made to the definition. What is the definition of a planet? Before we go into the whats and whys we should first cover the…

Facebook Real Names Policy

Facebook Real Name

This has been circulating around Facebook lately. The posts are usually about how horrible Facebook is, wondering why they need your real name and concluding its because they want to sell your information. I have over 25 years of sales and marketing experience so I thought I’d give my take on what’s going on. Why…

The Effects of Refining Wheat into Flour

A recent Facebook post stated we lose 95% of nutrients through the refining of wheat into enriched white flour. So I decided to do some fact checking to see if this was true. I spent some time gathering data on the nutritional value of wheat as well as the effects of flour refining and enrichment…

Webmaster Tools Local Ranking Bias

Google Webmaster Tools Search Query Screenshot

Google took away our sources with Not Provided, but luckily they gave us Webmaster Tools Search Queries to compensate. This works really well for general SEO ranking for keyphrases. Unfortunately it doesn’t fare so well for Local SEO. It doesn’t give ranking data? It does. You can sort by impressions, clicks, ranking and keyword to…

US Constitution (Transcript)

US Constitution

It’s the 4th and I thought it would be cool and patriotic of me to actually read the US Constitution. So here is the original text of the Constitution so you can read it too: The Constitution of the United States We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,…

The Longest Word

Longest Word

From time to time I revisit the concept of long words. For whatever reason they fascinate me, so I thought I’d make a post on the state of long words. A new catchphrase? No, but catchphrase has 6 consecutive consonants, tying it with many other words that have the longest string of consonants in them. I’ve been…

Exhaustion Fallacy

Byron Fallaciously Exhausted

In the last year I’ve run into a new type of logical fallacy. It was hard to recognize, but I hope to explain it well enough here to help you recognize it. What happened? While discussing the age of the earth with one of my friends I encountered a new source of frustration. The discussion…

New Universal Analytics tracking code not Working?

We implemented the new Google Universal Analytics Tracking Code on our client’s sites and it did not track. The code was there, but no data was being collected. No traffic = bad, so we reverted back. We determined that sending m=s.getElementsByTagName(o);a.async=1;a.src=g using my email client returns m=s.getElementsByTagName(o);a..async=1;a.src=g What happened? Through some exhaustive troubleshooting our programmer…

Adventures in Writing

I’ve been writing in various capacities for many years, but one type of writing has always eluded me: Books. So I decided to take the NaNoWriMo challenge and attempt to write a novel in 30 days. NaNoWriMo? Yeah, National Novel Writing Month. Write over 1,600 words per day for a total of 50,000 words (the…