Anatomy of a Bully

This is a combination of research that I read, what I witnessed and what I personally experienced. I was bullied since childhood, too many times to count. I continue to be bullied on a regular basis. I blocked nearly a hundred bullies and harassers on Twitter alone, and it takes much effort to get on that…

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Fake Facebook Profiles

If you participate in Facebook groups, you have probably seen requests to join. About half of the people who try to join my group are fake profiles. I block them. But how can I be sure which ones are fake? It’s really easy. I look at a number of elements. Date joined Fake profiles would probably…

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Reduce number of queries

Customers often call me because their site is slow. One of the most common problems I found was a high number of queries that get executed for every single page hit. When I say a lot, I mean sometimes more than 1000 queries for a single page. This is often the case with a CMS…

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Should I write a code of conduct?

Without concrete actions to eliminate harassment and other bad behavior, a code of conduct for your event is quite meaningless. Some companies use this as a lazy way of dealing with harassment. “See? We have a code of conduct. We care about inclusivity. Moving on.” You can write one, but don’t pretend like it will actually solve anything. Well-behaved people…

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