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CreateVertexShader Returns E_INVALDARG

CreateVertexShader Returns E_INVALDARG

I do the majority of my 3D work in my spare time on my home machine. However while I’m on the go I may do some work on my laptop or bring my latest code to work to share with friends or to devote a relaxing lunch hour to programming

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Branding your Business by Thinking like a Child

Branding your Business by Thinking like a Child

I’m often amazed at how perceptive children are. My son can bring things to my attention that I would never notice myself. While driving in the car my little guy often points out the minutest of changes or anything that strike his interest. A freshly painted building, a strange car

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Redirecting WordPress from Non-WWW to WWW on IIS

Redirecting WordPress from Non-WWW to WWW on IIS

So I’ve just completed my big move to the new Passive Press domain. The whole process was relatively painless except for one part. I needed a way to redirect non-www page requests to www ones so that when someone typed “passivepress.com” they would automatically get redirected to “www.passivepress.com”. Now if

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Using Firefox to Debug Website Redirects

Using Firefox to Debug Website Redirects

I’ve recently written a few posts around WordPress hosting while moving this site to its new home on Passive Press. One of the things I found curious is how testing a new site can become a pain in the backside simply because your browser’s caching ability. In order to keep

ChrisNewald.com Is Moving

ChrisNewald.com Is Moving

After a considerable amount of thought I’ve decided to move ChrisNewald.com. I’ve always debated using a self-branded domain and after some lengthy discussions with friends, family, strangers on the street and that guy whose name I can never remember, I finally chose to make the jump to something a bit

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Which Ecommerce Software is the Best?

Which Ecommerce Software is the Best?

The world of online business can be a frustrating one and I often pull my hair out trying to find a solution to one problem or another. As a blogger I can turn a bit of that frustration around and reclaim wasted time by publishing my adventures in the form

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Never Delay Starting Your Online Business

Never Delay Starting Your Online Business

I have a friend whose family makes incredible Canadian maple syrup. He takes orders throughout the year and every spring we anxiously await the delivery of his freshly made stock. Which reminds me, I still didn’t get this year’s order… Recently he mentioned wanting to start a boutique-like website to

Can an iPad Make You Skinny?

Can an iPad Make You Skinny?

This is one of those fluff pieces that I just needed to get off of my chest. For those of you who don’t know me I’m a bit of a pacer. I like to get up and walk around the room when thinking, talking on the phone or trying to

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Why Use SEO?

Why Use SEO?

Search engine optimization may seem like a no-brainer for most website owners but many people new to the world of online business really don’t know much about it. Some have heard the term SEO but aren’t sure what it means, some don’t understand why they should use SEO, while others

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Using Hyphens in Domain Names

Using Hyphens in Domain Names

Selecting the perfect domain name for your online business can be difficult and time-consuming. Not only are you trying to find a name that’s catchy, easy to remember and relates to your business, but also one that’s available for purchase. Recently a friend of mine was researching domain names for