Posted on May 11, 2018Categories Maps, TechnologyTags , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Geocoding With US Census Bureau

Geocoding With US Census Bureau

Google dropped a bombshell on most maps users, including many of the people using the Store Locator Plus WordPress plugin — they now require ALL SITES to register for an API key.    The bigger part of the announcement was that ALL registered API keys must now be attached to a Google Billing Account.  That’s right, Google now wants your credit card information on file and ready-to-bill at a moments notice if you garner any traffic on your displayed maps. … Continue reading “Geocoding With US Census Bureau”

Posted on February 27, 2017Categories AWS, gSuite, TechnologyTags , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Save Money With RDS / Get Your gSuite Mail Forwarding

Save Money With RDS / Get Your gSuite Mail Forwarding

Two quick hacks I learned today while doing some general “tech life” maintenance. Amazon Web Services – Saving Money The first “hack” is an easy one that I am now kicking myself in my own ass for not picking upon 6 months ago.    This is a $600 oversight that is a LOT of beers-worth of savings.   The trick is simple…  RESERVE INSTANCES.    Especially with RDS. It turns out that for RDS (and possibly EC2 and other instance types) you can … Continue reading “Save Money With RDS / Get Your gSuite Mail Forwarding”

Posted on December 13, 2016Categories Apple, TechnologyTags , ,   Leave a comment on iOS (and now Android) Has A Better Keyboard

iOS (and now Android) Has A Better Keyboard

Did you know your iOS device can extend the keyboard you use to type just about everything?  Installing Google from the Apple play store allows you to activate Maps, Drive, and search from Google. What most people don’t realize is that it also allows you to activate the Gboard as another , and in my opinion better keyboard.   For all the cool stuff Apple has  done with iOS , the default keyboard is not on that list. Install the … Continue reading “iOS (and now Android) Has A Better Keyboard”