You were alive when this engraving was commissioned. It was in the late 1600’s, the title page for the second volume of a World Atlas commissioned in Amsterdam, one of the hubs in a worldwide game of travel, and commerce, and culture. The Atlas itself has an enduring legacy even today; its nearly six hundred maps and over three thousand pages contain what amounted to a snapshot of the near-entirety of humanity’s geographic knowledge.
The world back then must have looked far larger, far more sublime than we now know it to be. But, to its — and your —…
Woo! The day is here! No more looking at the “Advanced Analytics coming soon” in the Link management footnotes!
Advanced analytics just went live. These feature, in addition to the normal “total hits” counter, readings for the highest-performing day, alongside a readout of link performance since its creation.
Additionally, if QR codes are enabled, you will see a cute little pie chart detailing hits from QR scans vs. normal link redirects.
You’ll also see a few tables, including “referrers,” which lists top referrers for your link. These are the sites that users click on your link from, and aren’t always…
Welcome back! Today, I’ve got a bunch of quality-of-life stuff that you’ll definitely notice the next time you’re on Vandy.Link. And the best part is, you probably won’t even need VL until next semester. Go figure.
Add a little protection to your sensitive spots! Starting now, you can enable authentication on any and all links. Regardless of whether hit through direct-link or QR, these links will require the user to authenticate with a Vanderbilt account before they are redirected on their merry way.
That’s right! You can now remove users from your organization. Some people might say that should have…
Welcome back to my one man show! Finals has me stressed, and programming is calming, so here we go!
That’s right! You can now generate QR codes to directly point at your links! Generate yours in the Link menu, and download it using the Download button. Please note that these QR codes point at the Link itself, not your redirect path. That’s a lot of fancy language, but it essentially means that you only ever have to download the QR code once, and it’ll always point at your Link, regardless of any changes to link URLs you make. For peace of mind, of course.
That’s all for today! Check back later for more exciting things.
Heyo! Small update today, as I’m procrastinating on studying.
What’s up! Thanks for tuning in. I’ve created this blog as a brief change log and way for me to scream into the void.
This week, we’ve got a new feature and a lot of quality-of-life tweaks. Just in time for Winter Break. Consider this an early Christmas present that you never asked for and probably don’t want.
Have an organizational homepage or central resource that you want people to access extra-easily? Starting now, you can set a Link’s path to /home, and it will be accessible at your organization’s root.
For example, if I managed the Turning Point USA…
It is 2014, and post-Soviet Ukraine is on the brink of revolution. Rife with civil unrest and discontentment, its citizens are furious at their president, a man to whom Ukraine represents nothing more than a means for money and power. His name is Viktor Yanukovych. As tensions further escalate, he will be overthrown and his government will be razed, opening the doors to a young, progressive regime and its lofty aspirations. …
Hope is alluring. It’s that great force which governs every action of retaliation, whether it merely be to take one more punch, or to gather up house and home and seek refuge in a far-off land. Such is the determination for thousands and thousands of refugees from the Middle East, who flee the war-ravished countries of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria in favor of European stability. These migrants travel through Turkey to the adjacent Greek Isles, where they are legally kept until their immigration case is settled. However, with such an influx of asylum seekers in recent years, the processes typically…
The Washington Post is one of the most recognizable newspapers in the United States. It sits in a tier alongside such legends as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. In recent years, however, the Post has fallen under fire for its suspiciously close relationship with Amazon; the are twins, conjoined at the waist by Jeff Bezos, one of the most powerful men in the world. This begs the question: When the two share such a prominent leader — one with influence in near-infinite circles — can it be reasonably expected that those circles remain polar?