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Clients & Projects: is a URL shortener site I whipped together using the open source code.

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What is the best URL shortener?

Answered => “Which URL shortener is the best in your opinion and why?” on Quora.

What would Rex Dixon do?

Answered => “Can I build a white label URL shortening service on the back of Pro?” on Quora.

Official launch of

FYI => Earlier this week, after a round of new enhancements, I decided to take the beta wraps off and anointed it as launched. Ya can’t be in beta forever, can ya? is almost “post-beta”

FYI => While this started as a fun personal side project I think the latest round of enhancements has nudged it into post-beta form. I just want to collect some more feedback before I remove the beta tag and declare it formally launched.

DoubleClick Publisher rejoins the Chief Alchemist toolbox

FYI => Over the weekend I was finally able to sort out the Google Ad Sense account for No need for the boring details here. The point is, now has a DoubleClick Publishers account.

Can free and easy be relevant?

FYI => Set up an automated online “newspaper” using for

Two steps forward, one step back

FYI => Today was a double barrel day. In order to make the official press release announcement of on Killington Year Round I had to put AU_WPing thought a live “test.”

The fustercluck customizing AddThis

FYI => As mentioned briefly this past weekend, it all started about a week ago with and using AddThis to share the shortened URLs to Facebook. The share would get to FB and the link would be expanded. That is, back to it’s pre-shortened full length.

Soft launch:

FYI => After a wrestling match from hell with customizing Add This, I cut my losses and decided on an acceptable work around. The result… has officially launched! stalls just short of the starting gate

FYI => Today was supposed to be sprint for the finish line day for – The World’s First Vermont-centric URL Shortener. Sprint I did. Unfortunately it was into a 100MPH headwind. almost to public beta

FYI => Decided to tackle one or two more rounds of tweaks and enhancements for before I go public beta with it.

Wanted: Alpha testers

FYI => I put in some more time with the VT802 site over the weekend. I think she’s finally ready for alpha testing. Yes!

World premier of the logo

FYI => After bumping into a few days ago the ol’ light bulb went off and yet another side project was born.