the limeduck blog

Yahoo! to Acquire limeduck solutions

Promises not to duck it up SUNNYVALE, Calif. & NEW YORK- April 1, 2016 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) and limeduck solutions announced today that they have reached a definitive agreement for Yahoo! to acquire limeduck solutions. Per the agreement and our promise not to screw it up, limeduck solutions will be independently operated as…
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Five Rookie WordPress Errors I Have Made and So Will You

I've been mixed up in a bunch of WordPress sites lately, and I'm not just talking about the mixed-up WordPress site you're reading right now. Some were brand-new, some were migrations from other platforms to WordPress and some were migrations from one WordPress setup to another. In every case, there's plenty of opportunity for error, and…
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Over-Squeezing Leads to Bitterness

While reading blogs to avoid some odious task find ways to make my life better, I discovered this potentially life-changing bit of life hackery: Stop Trying to Squeeze Out All the Lime Juice. Over-Squeezing Leads to Bitterness. Well, smack my gob, I've been doing it all wrong: exacerbating my juice extraction, wringing out my rickies, mangling my margaritas,…
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All is not what it seams

Answering a random call for SEO help - actually it turned out to be canonical URL help - I happened to notice that the site in question referred so something as a "seemless way" to do something. My inner autocorrect went, "hmm" and narrowed its (inner) eyes. Yep, should be "seamless" for sure. Yes, we've…
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Word of the Day: Cattywampus

When I first heard this word used - just last month - I thought it was spelled "kattywompous" perhaps in adjectival rhyme with "pompous."  Alternate spellings are many but catawampus appears to be a close second. As words of the days go, cattywampus was pretty elusive. Cattywampus is not the activity that your cat engages in between 3:30 and 4:15 every morning,…
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Accessing the Make Sales Do What I Say Menu in Salesforce

In the marketing plumbing business, I often get inquiries that straddle the boundaries of technology, strategy and therapy. One of the most common can be summarized in this mad lib: How can I configure [piece of technology] to make sure that [group or team] uses [piece of technology] exactly how I want them to? A…
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Out with Barley Risotto, in with Orzotto

I was making a barley risotto the other night when it dawned on me, doesn't "risotto" mean "rice" in Italian, or at least something rice related? Indeed, it does, making "barley risotto" nonsense, albeit an easy to make and delicious form of nonsense. Before we go any further and before anybody gets hurt, let me…
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Three Cheers for Three Cheese Edamame Bread

I was looking for a savory scone in all the wrong places and I'd almost given up when I wandered into Paris Baguette, a French bakery inside Central Square's Korean grocery store, H-Mart. What did I find? Three Cheese Edamame Bread, that's what. I don't know if this is a Thing, but it sure was…
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Ask not for whom the duck rolls

It rolls for thee. Did you know that the first LEGO toy, made in 1935, was made of wood, not plastic? Did you know it was not composed of wooden bricks but a single assembled piece? Did you know it was a duck? On wheels? It's a fact. These days, the original LEGO wooden duck is a…
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Beware the Rides of March, or, A Germaphobe’s Guide to the MBTA

I was reading an article called A Germaphobe's Guide to Buying a MetroCard, which actually turned out to be a lot more about usability than germs, but it inspired me to think about how one might ride the MBTA with a minimum of infection opportunities. As the estimable Aaron Reiss wrote, For a germaphobe of…
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Don’t Fear the Pies of March, it’s Pi Day Again

I've been calling the ascendancy of pie over cupcakes for years, and whether you're with me on that or not, you'll have to grant pie its moment in the limelight today, pi day. In the US reckoning of dates, it's 3/14/15 today, and those who are way way into it will no doubt be digging into…
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