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How To Save On Your Next Haircut

I can't remember the last time I paid full price for a haircut. Basically, I've been paying $9.99 (regular price is $15.99) at the local Fantastic Sams across the street from where I live for as long as I can remember. Want to know how I do it? Read on to learn how to save on your next haircut:

1) Junk Mail

Drupal Follow Block Customization Manual

Look to your right and you'll see a list of social icons under "Follow Me" (my other websites & have their own versions). To do this I use a Drupal module called Follow on all of my websites because it's my favorite one for letting people know where to follow me on social networks. Today I'll show you some slick tricks on customizing this module. Here we go:

George R. R. Martin - A Song Of Ice And Fire

Today I'm proud to present a rare collection of out-of-print special edition books from George R. R. Martin, A Song Of Ice And Fire. All of the following books are from my personal library (the top ones are my reading copies and the bottom ones are for backup):

George R. R. Martin - A Song Of Ice And Fire

How To Save On Fast Food

Fast food is expensive as hell these days. I remember going to McDonald's and getting a full Big Mac meal for right around $5 plus tax just a few years ago. Now the Big Mac itself it around that price. So using coupons is a good way to B1G1 (buy one get one free). But where do you find these deals? Here are three easy ways to save on your next fast food purchase:

1) Junk Mail

How To Show The Pinterest Pin It Button When Hovering Over Any Image

Last month I showed you guys how to show the Pinterest Pin It button's pin count for any image, and talked about a limitation with Colorbox / Lightbox. In today's blog post, I will show you guys how to show the Pinterest Pin It button when hovering over any image, including one that shows up via Colorbox / Lightbox.

Entityqueue Vs. Flag Vs. Flag Lists

I've been waiting patiently during the past few years for a stable version of a Drupal module called Flag Lists to come out. So when a developer finally came forward recently to get the job done, I jumped at the chance to become the main beta-tester. So what is Flag Lists and what sets it apart from similar modules such as Entityqueue & Flag? Read on to find out:

Jay Enters Alexa 1,000,000!

The first time my website started showing up on Alexa was on August 1, 2011. How time has passed. Well today marks a new milestone where my website has just entered Alexa 1,000,000:

Jay - Alexa 1,000,000

Jay - Alexa 1,000,000

How To Show The Pinterest Pin It Button's Pin Count For Any Image

This blog post was initially going to be about why the Pinterest Pin It button's pin count doesn't show up for the "Any Image" button type in the Widget Builder. But while doing research, I found out that Pinterest finally enabled this as sort of a hidden feature. The problem was that it still didn't work, and I was so close to just giving up until I decided to give it one last try. Luckily I was able to finally figure it out and get it working.

Drupal Sharebar Configuration Manual

Look to your left and you'll see a social sharebar (my other websites & have their own versions). I use this module on all of my websites because it's my favorite one for social sharing due to its simplicity. On larger screens, you'll see the vertical version. But if you shrink your browser, it'll automatically turn to a horizontal version. I like it a lot. Today I'll show you how to configure & customize this for Drupal websites. Here we go:

How To Use The Views PHP Module

Today I'll show you guys a few tricks that'll help you become a master Drupal sitebuilder. I'll use Views PHP as an example, a module that gave me a lot of headaches. The following blog post is a reminder that it's the little things that sometimes make all the difference in the world.

Basically, I had to figure out how to make the following piece of code to display correctly:


To get this module working, I focused on two issue queues:


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