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How to display number of list subscribers from MailChimp in PHP with API 3.0

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Today I was trying to show the total number of list subscribers for a Mailchimp list I maintain. I found some more complex solutions using API wrappers (like drewm’s wrapper on Github) but they were more complex than I needed, and still didn’t fully solve the issue – just presented the tools.  So a friend ...

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How to solve ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS with WooCommerce, WordPress, and Chrome

A quick note for anyone experiencing this ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS issue I spent half the day trying to fix today, since I found no blogs on it. Apparently, Chrome was the only browser throwing this issue. I had a client’s e-commerce site (WordPress and WooCommerce) which suddenly started throwing Too Many Redirects errors today. Safari, Firefox, and IE all worked ...

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Pulling data from a server in Swift

This post is part of my udacity iOS Nanodegree program. I recognize it’s beginner stuff. 🙂  Let’s say you need to grab some data from a server in your iOS app. Here’s a method I discovered on the Hello iOS Swift blog which illustrates a great way to download an .mp3 and store it locally ...

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How to Start an LLC Lean

My friend Roy came by the office today asking me how to start a company. He already has good income coming in from his production business, and is ready to officially become a legitimate corporate entity. I was going to write him an email, but since this might be useful information to other up and coming businessfolk, here you ...

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24 hours with Canary

We were robbed a couple weeks ago. As far as robberies go, the outcome was about the best it could be. It could have been much worse. No one was hurt, and the jerk only stole $60 in cash (which was a donation for Because of Ezra a friend had given us!) Still, it was dangerous for ...

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Switching to Hyundai

Eventually in this post I’ll get to us switching to Hyundais in the Matthews home! Robyn and I first met Ashley Martin Burnette‘s mom Nicole at the NMTRC Symposium in 2014. She is a vibrant cancer-mom, much like Robyn, and I enjoyed hearing her words as we sat in group discussions around the future and present of ...

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An Open Letter Thanking the Tampa Bay Lightning

It’s an unlikely city for hockey – on Alt Nation (Sirius) I routinely hear DJ’s complaining about the cold months and then saying “but if you’re in Florida never mind.” We’re known for palm trees and beaches and sweat in January… hockey seems out of place. But Tampanians love the Lightning! Jeff Vinik buying the Lightning ...

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they gave me an award last night

Last night, I was surprised to receive the Tampa Bay Business Journal‘s Up and Comer Hall of Fame award for the Under 40 category (which I’d rather refer to as the “30-39 category”). It’s been rewarding to get to know Tampa this past year or so, even though we’ve been here 9 years. A year ...

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How I’d Like to Live

Over a year ago, I wrote a note on my phone with thoughts on how I’d like our family’s life to look. I was feeling very reactionary, responding to things as they happened and not having a clear written set of goals for how we approach life. Since last April, I look at this list at least ...

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