más MAS is a new feature I’m adding to the Critical MAS blog. These will be links to things that I’m doing that are outside of this blog. In this first edition, I will catch up on the first half of 2018.
Your SEO Backlink Strategy Will Backfire With Me – I get great emails from Critical MAS readers. Unfortunately, that is not true for my coffee website. This is how I’m responding to the SEO consultants that advise a backlink strategy. After this article was posted, I got unfriended by someone I know in that industry. Seems I struck a nerve. Good.
Detecting the Country Code of your user with SiteGround and CloudFlare Caching Enabled using WordPress – Some PHP code that bloggers with a global audience might find useful.
Although I updated several older articles, these are the new ones I wrote.
Next Generation Instant Coffee Reviews – There are at least 2 new instant coffees that are surprisingly good.
Camping Showdown: Steeped Coffee vs The Bripe Coffee Pipe – This article includes the worst coffee brewing method I ever tried.
CoffeeClub.app – I’m really proud of this site. It is a dashboard site that manages the 12 years of history of the Coffee Club of Seattle Meetup group. I use the Meetup API and the Yelp API for the data and Bootstrap 4 for the design. I’m adding more code on a regular basis.
LiftSlow.com – I planted a flag for a future site. (more info)
MichaelAllenSmith.com – I redesigned my portal using Bootstrap 4 cards.
CoffeeCookery.com – This is a test to see if I could spin off a recipe site dedicated to using coffee as an ingredient. So far I have not been giving the site much of my time. After I launched the site, I got a MUCH BETTER idea for a new coffee website. More on that idea later in the year.
UPDATE 2020: I ended the CoffeeCookery site about a year after it launched. It was a dumb idea. My much better idea is still viable.
UPDATE 2021: I decided not to pursue LiftSlow.
Miami Herald Covers the Neil Rogers Audio Recovery Project – I was interviewed by the Miami Herald about the radio archive project I began in 2011.