All posts by Jeff Reifman

Jeff is a technology consultant based in the Pacific Northwest. Try scheduling a meeting with his new startup Meeting Planner (https://meetingplanner.io), simpler, faster scheduling for work or play and read his series about building it). Follow @reifman on Twitter.

How to Schedule Team Meetings Easier and Faster

Scheduling team meetings and group events is challenging. Simple Planner and Meeting Planner makes it easy to help teams choose dates, times and places to get together. Rather than guess at the best time or place, Simple Planner lets meeting organizers...

/ February 16, 2017

How to Find WordPress Help

If you’re looking for technical WordPress help, or support installing, securing, optimizing or managing WordPress, take a look at WPNow’s WordPress Quickstart. Incredibly, the first hour of general or technical WordPress support is available for $10 (for a limited time)....

/ February 16, 2017

With Amazon, Men Outnumber Women in Washington State

Update: The Seattle Police Department statistics for CY2016 are complete. There were 169 reported rapes in Seattle in 2016, up from 108 in 2015. That’s an increase of 56.5%. Last week, Amazon announced enormous pre-Trump hiring plans and it mentioned...

/ January 14, 2017
Fake News Advertisers on Facebook

Fake News Ads on Facebook

I don’t use Facebook much at all but happened to look at an email link someone sent me. That’s when I noticed the fake ESPN.com story advertisement about some actor dying which links to a fake ESPN “news” site selling testosterone-like supplements....

/ November 18, 2016

Major Construction Failure in Ballard, Seattle Building Inspectors Do Nothing

I’ve been covering the complete demolition and rebuilding of 60th Street NW in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood since last year. I posted an update in May 2016 and did this video walkthrough ten days ago. (The story was also popular on Slashdot due to...

/ November 17, 2016

The XX On Hold Single — from I See You

The XX have a new single out, On Hold, from their upcoming album I See You, due January 13th. Listen on Spotify or You Tube below: I also recommend their Spotify playlist of music they listened to while recording I...

/ November 12, 2016

Listen to the New Hamilton Mixtape

While the full album arrives December 2nd, here are the four new Hamilton Mixtape tracks on Spotify. I highly recommend three of them: Immigrants (We Get the Job Done) by K’NAAN and Snow the Product et al, Satisfied by Sia,...

/ November 11, 2016