Using Cloudflare on a Bluehost hosted website where domain name is bought on GoDaddy

That's the problem I was dealing with for some time. Before using Cloudflare, I was adding the domain name I bought on GoDaddy to Bluehost by directly changing the domain's Nameservers (DNS "NS" record) to Bluehost's (affiliate link) Nameservers. Adding a site to Cloudflare also requires changing Nameservers, so I got stuck for a while there. I… Continue reading Using Cloudflare on a Bluehost hosted website where domain name is bought on GoDaddy

Some crazy ritual: “Katim na kukim na kaikai” from the book Genome by Matt Ridley

In August 2016, I finished reading Matt Ridley's Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters. It’s a great popular science book with lots of interesting facts about genetics of humans and other livings. I especially liked the stories behind the discoveries of new genes and their relationships with functionality of different parts of our… Continue reading Some crazy ritual: “Katim na kukim na kaikai” from the book Genome by Matt Ridley

Upvotes and Kudos: Links that Helped Me

"Thanks" written on small wooden pieces

Google is my first reference source. Whenever I get stuck at any point in my professional and academic life, I make some Google queries to find answers & solutions. And I find some answers most of the time. As computers are becoming our secondary brains, we started to forget things quickly. This happened to me… Continue reading Upvotes and Kudos: Links that Helped Me

Yeni Fikirler Yeni İşler (YFYİ) DemoDay 2016 İzlenimleri

ODTÜ Teknokent bünyesinde girişimcilere destek olma amacıyla 2005 yılında kurulan hızlandırma programı Yeni Fikirler Yeni İşler'in (YFYİ) 15 Ekim 2016'da gerçekleşen DemoDay'ine katılma fırsatım oldu. Öncelikle şunu söylemeliyim: oldukça başarılı bir organizasyondu, ortalık insan kaynıyordu ve 23 girişimin yaptığı sunumların hemen hemen hepsi üzerinde çalışıldığı belli olan profesyonel sunumlardı. Etkinlik 9'da başlıyordu, eşimle ben 9:30… Continue reading Yeni Fikirler Yeni İşler (YFYİ) DemoDay 2016 İzlenimleri

A Simple Spreadsheet to Create and Store Social Sharing Links

There is a simple cool website for creating social media share links: Share Link Generator. I ended up using it for creating Facebook and Twitter share links in my Medium posts. You can find a detailed post about how to use Share Link Generator here. The website does it work, gives you your links. But I like… Continue reading A Simple Spreadsheet to Create and Store Social Sharing Links

IT Doesn’t Matter – A Fulfilled Prophecy?

An old tech management room

Bold Words In his famous article from the 2003 HBR Issue, Nicholas G. Carr has written some bold words. The article was titled IT Doesn't Matter, and I had the chance to digest the article as it was a case study for "Introduction to Information Systems" course at METU Informatics Institute. The main argument of the article was… Continue reading IT Doesn’t Matter – A Fulfilled Prophecy?

Slipstream Time Hacking by Benjamin P. Hardy – Review & Thoughts

Since I jumped into Internet industry in August 2013, I've been online all the time I am working, and most of the time this behavior spread into all my life. I disciplined myself to use the Internet in a smart way to some level,  but I always have the feeling that it's too difficult to use… Continue reading Slipstream Time Hacking by Benjamin P. Hardy – Review & Thoughts

Writing 500 Words Every Day for 31 Days, Intimidating!

I started writing with my own words in high school, with my life-long friend Naci. We were in a boarding school, it was not a Hogwarts but it was OK. We had plenty of time to talk about things from girls in the school to poetry, science, meaning of life. You name it. As we started… Continue reading Writing 500 Words Every Day for 31 Days, Intimidating!

Create Your Own Google Pagespeed & Mobile Usability Tracking Google Sheet in 5 Steps

After #mobilegeddon it's been harsh for us SEO guys to check each landing page's mobile friendliness. So I've made a Google Sheet for getting Pagespeed and Mobile Usability Data. It includes a custom function that gets the URL on a cell and writes the scores from the Google Pagespeed API.