How to force WordPress to remove auto-hyperlinking of URLs in content

February 5, 2018 / 0 comments

I just realized that WordPress started automatically hyperlinking website URLs when they appear in content. This is happening whether one adds a hyperlink code to the URL or not.

Video: New trailer for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ released for Super Bowl LII

February 4, 2018 / 0 comments

Oh crap. If you were watching Super Bowl LII then you saw that Marvel released a new Avengers: Infinity War trailer during the 52nd Super Bowl.

Freemium Gaming: What Candy Crush and Online Slots have in Common

January 26, 2018 / 0 comments

Source: Candy Crush Saga via Facebook  Freemium gaming is a fairly recent phenomenon, a way of marketing games that has risen to prominence during the smartphone era. In simple terms, it is a pricing strategy that allows the user to download a game for free.

How to access Google Pixel’s “Now Playing” history?

January 19, 2018 / 0 comments

Even though we’re annoyed that there isn’t a stock “clipboard” feature on the Pixel 2 (XL), there’s so many things that we love about the new Google phone. One of the features we didn’t need, but really dig now that we have it, is the “Now Playing” feature

‘Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino’ is first Vegas casino to cater to Chinese gamblers

December 25, 2017 / 0 comments

Being Chinese-American, I’ve always noticed that family of Chinese friends of the family had an affinity for gambling.

Who’s the teenager that slid down the center of a subway escalator in hilarious, cringe-worthy viral video?

December 23, 2017 / 0 comments

You’ve probably seen the Instagram video, tweet or Facebook post where a teenager is videoed sliding down the center median of a subway escalator in the London Underground

How do I access my stock clipboard on my Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL?

December 21, 2017 / 9 comments

I just moved away from the Samsung Galaxy line and bought the new Google Pixel 2 XL and one of the more useful features that I am missing on the Pixel is the clipboard functionality.

How many calories are in oat milk? We look at oak milks from Oatly, Pacific and Pureharvest

December 9, 2017 / 0 comments

You may have noticed a new milk alternative that’s being offered up by your local cafe: oat milk. And the new lactose-free option for your lattes and cappuccinos is a real challenger to almond milk, the current steamed milk of choice.

How to cancel or remove a domain from my NameCheap or GoDaddy account?

November 30, 2017 / 0 comments

So you just don’t want to take your website offline, but you want to completely delete and remove a domain from your NameCheap or GoDaddy account and having trouble?

What is the “some media files have been found” pop up I keep getting?

November 29, 2017 / 0 comments

Have you recently started seeing a pop-up that says “some media files have been found”.

How soon after Google recognizes my 301 redirect, can I take down my domain / website?

November 27, 2017 / 0 comments

Whether a redirection of one page or a complete migration from one domain to new URL, 301 redirects are needed to ensure that whatever SEO authority your page or website accumulated will be passed on to the “new” address.

When does Zara’s Winter/Christmas sale start for 2017-18?

November 25, 2017 / 0 comments

Over the last few years, Zara has made the jump from another fast casual player in the United States to a full-time big-time player in the fashion world globally. And with that, they garnered a critical mass of new fans looking for the new trends at an affordable price.

Lower East Side’s Whynot Coffee closes in favor of famed pizza joint

November 25, 2017 / 0 comments

One of our favorite coffee shops has closed. We just learned that Whynot Coffee has been closed for about a week now — as Bowery Boogie reported “movers were busy clearing out the enormous ground level space at 175 Orchard. It’s done” on November 13th.

What is Ezra Miller’s race? Is the young actor part-Asian or multi-racial?

November 24, 2017 / 0 comments

Watching Justice League this last week was my first exposure to Ezra Miller, the actor that played the superhuman speedster Flash on the iconic superhero team.

Confirmed: Zara holding Black Friday Sale in 2017

November 23, 2017 / 0 comments

I’m sure you already know, but it’s worth posting that Zara is having a 2017 Black Friday Sale.

Can one read a Facebook Message Request without the sender knowing?

November 13, 2017 / 0 comments

A Facebook Message Request differs from a normal message in that the sender of the message isn’t friends of the person receiving it.

The easiest way to upload ads.txt file onto your WordPress root domain

November 10, 2017 / 8 comments

I got the message about ads.txt file, too. I didn’t really know what it meant. All I wanted to do is to is remedy it as quickly as possible.

Why long-form content is great SEO (and will always rank better than short-form)

November 5, 2017 / 0 comments

Content has always been a large part of any successful SEO landing page, blog post or article, but despite it being around for as long as SEO has been, we only recently began understanding that the length of the content matters.

Select AMC Theatres now serving churros, pork buns and mac & cheese

October 27, 2017 / 0 comments

A large popcorn, M&Ms and a Coke? That’s so Cinemark in the 2000’s. AMC Theatres just announced that they’re stepping up their snack game at select theatres.

CAVA is the Mediterranean Chipotle, here’s why (and promo code for $3)

October 20, 2017 / 0 comments

From Chipotle to sweetgreen to Shake Shake, it feels like fast casual restaurants are all over the place. These new modern fast food joints fill a much-needed niche for office workers that are looking for quality food that’s not only affordable and healthy, but doesn’t require waiting in line during their hour break.

When (and where) is the new Trader Joe’s opening in the East Village?

October 18, 2017 / 0 comments

For as much information that was out there when rumors of a Trader Joe’s was going to open at 500 East 14th Street, we’re surprised by the lack of coverage over the last 6-8 months.

Security Footage: Is the Deerpark High School “Ghost” security video real or fake?

October 17, 2017 / 2 comments

If you’ve been on the social medias lately, you probably have come across the incredibly disturbing security video from Deerpark CBS Secondary School in Ireland.

Yes, those were gun shots you heard in the East Village last night

October 16, 2017 / 0 comments

Around 11:30 PM last night, several Alphabet City / East Village residents reported hearing 8-10 loud pops of unmistakable gunfire. EVGrieve reported that the shots happened on Avenue C between East 11th and 12th street on the east side of the street in the C-Town shopping plaza.

The Liu Sha Bao (流沙包), a.k.a. the molten lava egg custard bun, is your new favorite dim sum item

October 14, 2017 / 0 comments

Today, we’re writing something we should have written months, if not years, ago; it’s a dedication to the heavenly dim sum item called Liu Sha Bao (流沙包) also known by one of its English names: the molten lava egg custard bun.

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