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Monitoring your usage of software over time

In office, we have some really slow software application. In order to show that the waiting times over the whole departement incredibly sum up and lead to high costs, I needed an objective measurement method. First, I got a manual stopwatch which allowed to track how long I had waited. However, I was not able to answer the question: “How long do I work with this program in office routine?” There are not so many tools out there and most of them were a little bit over the top. That is why I developed a small utility for monitoring software usage over time: Software Usage Recorder! more →

Yoast SEO: Working around the meta-description issue

I really like the Yoast SEO plug-in for WordPress blogs. Unfortunately, the latest version causes trouble when it comes to inserting the meta description. In this post I will show you, how to set a meta description without rolling back to a previous version of Yoast SEO plug-in. more →

Increase accuracy of Custom Content by Country (by iControlWP)

This blog uses Custom Content by Country (by iControlWP) to localize content. However, my tests with were disappointing. The result was always U. S. related instead of the countries the servers were actually situated in. It turned out that it’s not a matter of the plugin itself (it’s fantastic!), but the data on IPs and countries is weak. The good thing is that I could increase accuracy by replacing the IP data with those from ip2location. Here is how I achieved it! more →

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