28
Nov
2014

Google PageSpeed Insights

Everyone knows about minifying javascripts and CSS to reduce load times, as well as image compression techniques and caching. But how well is your site actually performing?

Fortunately, Google's PageSpeed Insights will not only test your site and rate its performance, but also give you tips on which areas of your site can be sped up. The really neat part is Google will tell you how much data you can save in each area, which really helps you know which areas to target to optimize performance.

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25
Nov
2014

Improved Image Sitemap Support for Homebräu CMS

posted Tuesday, November 25th 2014 at 8:09 AM by

Hessen Haus, Des Moines, IA

As Homebräu continues to evolve it continues to add SEO features. I covered how to use a Sitemap to improve your SEO, and how I automated Sitemaps in Homebräu. Well, if an image is worth a thousand words, the next step is to include fully automated image Sitemaps in Homeäu.

The process is simple, and doesn't require any action from the user. Homebräu does it all behind the scenes by...

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23
Nov
2014

Munzee - 31 Day Deploy Streak

posted Sunday, November 23rd 2014 at 12:23 PM by

Munzee 31 Day Deployment Streak Achievement

Huzah! After a month of hard work, I've scored the Deployment Streak achievement. Go me!

I tried to do some unique deployment strategies...

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20
Nov
2014

Add Images to Your Sitemap.xml

posted Thursday, November 20th 2014 at 8:05 AM by

Dilophosaurus recommends including images in your Sitemap

I wrote a quick blurb about how Sitemaps help SEO, and why your website should have a sitemap.xml file. This is a quick add on to cover something we didn't talk about in the first article: including references to images in your sitemap.

The first thing to note about including images in a Sitemap is that...

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18
Nov
2014

New Geocache and Munzee Social Badges

posted Tuesday, November 18th 2014 at 9:38 AM by

Munzee Achievement Badge
Geocaching Achievement Badge

Check it out ya'll, new social badges for Munzee and Geocaching achievements. I've been having a lot of fun doing these lately. Its cool because...

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15
Nov
2014

Chilly Caturday

posted Saturday, November 15th 2014 at 11:38 AM by

Pants the Cat stays warm on Caturday

It's getting cold outside again! Pants recommends staying indoors and laying on the laptop charger, but you go ahead and do your thing.

Happy Caturday!

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14
Nov
2014

Force WWW and Trailing Slash With .htaccess File

posted Friday, November 14th 2014 at 8:23 AM by

htaccess file

I was doing some work in Google Webmaster Tools and saw an opportunity to make some enhancements to Homebräu CMS. It seemed that pages were inconsistent, some being listed as http://www.admakonieska.com and others listed as just http://adamkonieska.com. The second problem was sometimes if a user left off a trailing slash, the page wouldn't display. E.g. http://www.adamkonieska.com/archives/ would work, but http://www.adamkonieska.com/archives would throw a 404 error.

Nothing a few changes to the htaccess file wont fix. Here are two code snippets for forcing both the www and the trailing slash on URLs.

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10
Nov
2014

Homebräu - Now With Improved SEO Support

posted Monday, November 10th 2014 at 8:00 AM by

Homebrau Now Has Improved SEO Support

With more enhancements, Homebräu is taking SEO optimization to the next level. Included in this release are updates that allow for more SEO fine tuning by incorporating the HTML5 Microdata Spec, as well as automating the process of inserting keywords, descriptions, etc.

Here's how it all works, and how Homebräu can help improve your search ranking...

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6
Nov
2014

Homebräu - New Archive Support

posted Thursday, November 6th 2014 at 10:03 AM by

Here's a little something for Throwback Thursday. Its a short film I made for college nearly 10 years ago.

I'm still really digging it today, but what does it have to do with Homebräu?

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3
Nov
2014

GoPro Weapon Mount Review Part III: Video Range Report

posted Monday, November 3rd 2014 at 8:05 AM by

GoPro Weapon Mount Review Part III: Video Range Report

I did a couple posts for GoPro picatinny rail mounts as well as GoPro mounts for hunting rifles. In the final post of the series, I'll take them to the range and see how they hold up under recoil.

So, grab you eye and ear protection and and make the jump for the full report.

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  • son
    Son
    Saturday, November 29th 2014 at 1:44 PM

    Adam you did a awesome review! Could you please let me know if The Accessory Pro Gun mount will fit a GoPro Hero 4? You mention you use a GoPro although it was not specific on which camera.

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    • Adam Konieska
      AK
      Monday, December 1st 2014 at 9:35 AM

      Hey Son, glad you liked it. It'll work with any GoPro since they all use the same mounting system.

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