What is Bitcoin?

Take a $5 bill out of your wallet. Now get a blank piece of paper and write on it “Bank of Champsee $20”. (Don’t worry, as the governor of the Bank of Champsee I give you full authorization to do that). Take both pieces of paper to your local coffee shop and order a coffee. When the cashier asks you to pay, hold out both notes and say, “Take either one and keep the change.” Which note did the cashier take? I’m going to go out on a limb and say it was probably the $5 bill and not the Bank of Champsee $20 bill. Why? An economist can give you a full answer to that, but fundamentally the coffee […]

Email Deliverability

Getting emails sent from your website is becoming a trickier and trickier business. More-and-more email providers are tagging these emails as spam, even to the point of not having those emails show up in the spam folder. This includes emails sent to the user as well as email sent to you to notify you that someone has tried to contact you and what not. This could result in missed appointments, missed opportunities to work with potential clients. However, there are things that you can do to mitigate those issues. Stop using Yahoo, GMail, etc., Transactional Email Services – Services such as SendGrid or Mandrill can help deliver emails to the inbox. They work with the various email providers like Google, Microsoft, […]


With the Apple-San Bernardino case in the news, I thought I would try to provide some background. During World War II, German ships and U-boats left their ports with an Enigma machine so that they could communicate with each other using coded messages. The Enigma machine had been commercially available to anyone wishing to purchase it, so they knew the Allies had them. They also sent out with their ships a code book that had a new cipher key each day. The code books were printed in water-soluble ink so that the books could be destroyed easily in the case of capture. Getting your hands on one of these books would make decoding the messages child’s play. It was only […]


We’ve received many inquiries about “mobilegeddon” and thought that we would share some information with you: What is it? On April 21, 2005, Google released an update to its search algorithm (dubbed “mobilegeddon” by the media) such that users making searches on mobile devices (which includes both phones and tablets) will see mobile-friendly websites ranked higher than non-mobile friendly websites. Google has stated that, at this point, more searches occur on mobile devices than on desktop devices. In 2007, it was 0 and the number of searches on mobile devices will only continue to grow. Does it affect me? Google provides a tool that you can use to test the mobile friendliness of your site which can be accessed here. […]