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Peter G.

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Experience: Computers & Technology, Clothing & Fashion, Travel

Member since July 2017

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16 Reviews by Peter

2/10/18
Adding to the previous review it's also a good resource for spouses of adults with ADHD. My wife has ADHD. The online articles, print magazine and podcasts have been a huge help to both of us.

Adult ADHD symptoms express themselves numerous ways. Encourage anyone with a spouse who is chronically late, interrupts frequently, can't finish projects, lies often, procrastinates, addicted to video games, shows unexpected flashes of anger, has hard time pulling away from a task, disagrees frequently over minor points or rambles on and on to educate themselves about adult ADHD.

Most adults with ADHD don't realize they have it. There also aren't a lot of professional who know how to treat it. People with ADHD will always have it, but the resources on this site can make it manageable and could save your marriage.
2/10/18
If you just need to fill in some fields on a pdf, this free online pdf editor does the job. It beats paying Adobe $12.99/mo ($155.88/yr) or more.

Tip for consumers: You can only save your work up to 3 times per hour, so plan ahead.

2/10/18
Ordered 2 tickets for the dinner cruise online with no issues. Other sites said not to expect much for the food on these New Orleans cruises, but the dinner was delicious! Wife and I expected to share a table with others, but we had our own table. Nice jazz music and good service for drinks. Highly recommend!

Tip for consumers: Site says boarding starts at 6:30 pm for the 7 pm cruise. We arrived a few minutes early and they were already boarding. They seated us immediately and we made it through the buffet line twice before the big rush right at 7 pm.

2/9/18
Site has many in depth articles that authors obviously spent a great deal of effort developing. If you're looking for a quick answer, this may not be the site for you.
1/5/18
Prefer paying bills online. Logged into site and tried to pay our Macy's credit card bill. Couldn't find in our account where to pay. It kept prompting me to add our credit card, so I tried, but it said it already had it. Then I found a tiny Pay Bill link at the bottom of the page. Clicked it and it brought me back to the same page. Tried this a few times with variations. No luck. How stupid to not make it easy for your customers to pay their bills!
8/15/17
If you like watching the videos on WordPress.tv, you'll want to check out this site. Videos are clearly their strong suite. The grammar and spelling in the text of the site could use some work.
7/31/17
Surprised to see so many 1 star ratings for Trivago. Found it helpful several times when looking for a decent hotel deal. Don't travel much, so maybe I'm not as picky.

I do have specific requirements such as an in-room refrigerator and microwave. Trivago let's me filter hotels for both.

Tip for consumers: Find it challenging to use on my iPad. Works better on a larger screen.

7/31/17
Worked a lot with real estate web sites. Local broker sites are more helpful.

New listings can take 2 days to show on Realtor.com. Sold listings can stay on there for weeks.

Tip for consumers: Google what you're looking for. Then scroll past all the national sites. Local real estate sites have better local information and the data is probably more current.

7/31/17
I use different emails for work and home. Gmail is by far the best. Yahoo email which I was paying for had terrible security.

Tip for consumers: Add the Rapportive extension. When you use Gmail on a laptop/desktop it displays information from LinkedIn profiles tied to email addresses you receive email from. Just put your cursor over the email address. Very useful when receiving email from people you don't know.

7/31/17
Been using a Lenovo Yoga laptop for a few years now. Decent screen. Because the screen flips completely forward and backwards I can use it like a tablet or have it stand on its own and see just the display. It's good for watching videos and not having the keyboard in the way.
7/31/17
Wife and I have bought several small and large items from C&B. Experience is mixed.

Some bowls and coffee mugs started chipping within a year. Water glasses and plates have held together so far.

A dining room table, night stands and a headboard were delivered without incident years ago. Recently, we were very disappointed when a media center was delivered. I was out of town when it arrived. According to my wife, the delivery guys kept asking Ok? Ok? Ok? trying to rush her through inspecting the piece. Then they kept groaning when she asked them to move it a couple of feet to just where she wanted it. To top it off they refused to put our large screen TV sitting on the floor in the middle on the room on the media center!
7/30/17
Managed Bing Ads and Adwords (Google Ads) accounts for various clients for several years. The cost per click for the same ads on Bing is usually much cheaper than on Google.

Problem is, the volume of clicks is way, way less from Bing than on Google. They are working on this. Last year they became the default search engine for AOL. Bing ads also appear on Yahoo and smaller search engines. For many businesses the dribble of clicks generated isn't worth the effort to setup the campaigns and properly maintain them.

Bing ads support is just as good as Adwords, but that isn't saying much. Both are slow and the staff usually doesn't have enough training.

Bing ads web interface isn't quite as easy to use as Adwords. It often has problems even in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser.

Bing ads also doesn't have household income targeting yet as Adwords does. Don't advise using it for luxury markets.

Tip for consumers: Setting up online ads isn't hard. Getting a decent return on investment of time and click costs is. Takes a tremendous amount of monitoring and adjusting. Depending on your market setting up keywords that will trigger your ads can be very complex. Not done correctly a lot of money can be spent quickly with little or no results.

7/30/17
Been working with WordPress for over 10 years. WordPress community is it's biggest asset. 1000s have contributed free plugins, helpful videos and support.

There are 1000s of free plugins that provide additional functionality such as contact forms, mortgage calculators, photo sliders, real estate listings and booking calendars. Always search the plugin repository before you pay for custom programming or take the time to develop something yourself. There's probably already a plugin that does all or at least most of what you need.

Check out WordPress.tv for 100s of helpful videos from getting started to advanced WordPress development. Most of these were recorded at WordCamps which are held throughout the year all over the world. Prices are next to nothing compared to most professional conferences. Most cities also have 1 or more WordPress Meetups that are another great source of support.

When I've posted questions on WordPress.org the response times and quality of responses have been excellent.

Tip for consumers: AVOID Wordpress plugins/software from developers with no reviews on WordPress.org. Some of them will charge you $1000s for poor code with poor support. Most reputable developers will have a free version of their plugins on WordPress.org. Reviews will give you a good idea of the quality and support.

7/29/17
Dropped $400 on a Tumi Laptop Backpack over 10 years ago. Has been a godsend for my back. Shows an amazing lack of wear for a bag that has been used week in and week out for 10+ years.
7/29/17
Have gotten my money's worth from lynda.com many times over. Well organized and professional. Good selection of courses. Was disappointed with one class that hadn't kept up with technology. It assumed students had access to virtual machines running php 5, but the VMs now are only available with php 7. Tried to keep going with the class, but there were too many differences.

Tip for consumers: Get the annual subscription. You'll save money and find yourself utilizing it more than you think.

7/29/17
Reluctantly bought a 2nd desktop on dell.com only because I needed the same development environment at a 2nd location. Their offshore service is poor.

Peter Has Earned 15 Votes

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Peter G.'s review of WordPress earned 2 Very Helpful votes

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Peter G.'s review of Dell earned 2 Very Helpful votes

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