Apple Magic TrackPad Battery Levels are Crying Wolf

I’ve been getting this little popup for at least 4 days now, and I’m starting to wonder what the deal is.
I use this computer a lot. It seems like if the batteries were truly low, the Trackpad would have stopped working already, but every day, I keep getting the little popup and the TrackPad keeps working.

So what’s the deal? Batteries are expensive! If I had listened to this little popup the first time, I would have thrown out batteries with at least 4 days of usage left in them. That would be a huge waste.

I’m wondering if there’s some sort of bug in Apple’s method of checking the power levels. Maybe something is lost in the bluetooth connection?

Well, when these very expensive AA Duracell batteries die, the replacements are going to be rechargeable AA batteries from Energizer. Eventually, I’ll get the new Magic TrackPad 2 that has a built in battery and the option to connect via lightning connector.

I Don’t Usually Need for SEO Help, But When I do…

I got into SEO about 15 years ago, and I still consider myself to be pretty knowledgeable on the topic, but lately, I have gotten busy with other projects, and haven’t kept up with a lot of the major changes that have happened (hummingbird, panda, penguin, etc).

So when one of my top sites was hit by one of the Google Panda algorithm updates, I knew I was going to need some help, so I got a recommendation from one of the speakers at SMX East. I won’t name the company or who recommended them, but based on his reputation, I was pretty excited to get started. Continue reading →

No Longer Working From Home (mostly)

badijones office
Up until 2 days ago, I had not stepped foot in a normal office for almost 5 years, but his week I started working at my company’s office (not too far from where I live). This was something that I had been thinking about for a while, but hesitated, mostly because I’ve gotten used to the flexibility. So far, it’s been great though. Other than the excellent location (and view)…
badijones new office
…the best part is that I actually get to interact with real people. Not just emails. I’m also loving the distraction free environment. Not that working from home didn’t have its benefits, but a lot of those benefits (flexible hours, being at home, etc) turned out to be a drag on me.

I’m not saying that working from home / telecommuting is bad at all. It might be the perfect setup for someone else, but it’s just not right for right now.

Don’t feel bad for my lonely old desk yet though :). I’ll still be working from home on personal projects like,,, blogging, etc… But, until I have my own company, and my own office, I’ll be doing the 9 to 5 … or 8 to 4… or 7 to 3 – 🙂 ( luckily, my job is still extremely flexible)

New Twitter Tool

Twit WhaleJust a quick heads up. I made a little tool for twitter that shows:

– People who are your fans (they follow you, you don’t follow them)
– People who you are fans of (You follow them, they don’t follow you back)

SEOLogs tools have struggled to stay online, but most of them are down. Including this one.

Check it out here ==>

Source code is also available to download.

A Conversation with Warren Buffett about the economy

If you’ve been paying attention to the news for the past few days, you may be pretty worried about the state of the economy (with good reason). Watching the government hand out 700 Billion dollars to bail out Wall Street is like watching a train wreck that you are powerless to do anything about. To be honest, to me the economy is so complex and abstract that I don’t pretend to even understand exactly what the consequences of this bailout will be. Fortunately though, there are people who do have a much better grasp on these things.

Warren Buffet (the richest man on the planet) discusses the current economy crisis, and what might be coming in the months and years to come.