Monday, July 13, 2020

Open Source Articles

Site Performance Optimization: MaxCDN, Nginx, CloudFlare and WordPress Caching

My blog has a problem. Or rather it had a problem but I'm making some big improvements to it to make it perform better. For many years, my site has suffered from slow performance. Much of that is my...

How To Fix “Login to server imap.mail.me.com failed” Issues on Postbox or Thunderbird

There is nothing more annoying than getting repeated email error messages in your email client from an email server. Sometimes this can be caused by issues with the server, or perhaps the connection, or because some configuration has changed...

How To Automatically Set Up your Mac’s Work Environment Based on WiFi Location Detection – AirPort Location

There is a lot of great free software out there that provides tremendous value. Smart programmers always want to showcase their talents and I love the fact that there is a never ending stream of interesting applications coming from...

Laptop Got Stolen? Send PREY Out to Find It, for Free!

I'm sure that many of you have heard of the Find My iPhone service for MobileMe that helps you locate missing iPhones or iPads. Or the equivalent on Windows Mobile phones called My Phone. And I'm sure you know...

20+ Ways to Harden and Secure Your WordPress Blog

Recently, some high-profile blogs that are running WordPress have been hacked or hijacked by malicious users (e.g., TechCrunch). The worst thing is having to try to recover from such an event, you not only have to repair your...

How to Move a WordPress Blog from One Domain/Host to Another

Over that last couple of days, I have had the "pleasure" of moving a blog from one hosting provider to another (not that difficult of a task) but ALSO changing domains in the process. While I don't think this...

Review: GUNNAR Optiks – Fine Tuning your Digital Perspective

"Hey Bono" my boss says every time I put on my GUNNAR Optiks SheaDog "computer" glasses. I laugh and then focus down on a variety of tasks at hand, one of them being to really put my...

Social Experiment: Twitter Dad Tuesdays #twitdadtues

This morning I had some interesting Twitter conversations with a few Dads who are on Twitter about how frustrated their spouses are with them at times. The conversations and threads were brought on by reading through this interesting article...

Social Messaging Communicators: Ping.fm versus HelloTxt.com

While Twitter seems to be ruling the airwaves of Social Messaging Platforms, there are plenty of other services that do just as well (or better) at keeping in touch with or sending messages and status updates to your friends,...

I wish a WordPress Developer would make the following plugin

I'm not a developer, more of a tinkerer, looking at people's code and tweaking things. Never had an hour of coding schooling in my life but I can step through some stuff and get the jist of it and...

Transition from DD-WRT to Tomato on Linksys Router

I decided I was tired of waiting around for the next version of DD-WRT to come out (v24) which, as of this writing, was at RC7, I believe. I twittered today that I was tired of waiting and got...

DD-WRT + OpenVPN + LaCie Ethernet Disk Mini Home Edition = Listen to my Home Music at Work!

To write this all up would probably take way too much time. But for a while I have been trying to find the ultimate solution for listening to my iTunes library where ever I am. There are obviously...
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