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Thunderbird Does Not Like HubSpot Signals

Last week, I learned that Thunderbird does not like HubSpot Signals. If you use Signals, you might want to be aware of this issue. Apparently, no other email clients display this warning.

Posted in Internet

Heartbleed Relief: Replace the Default SSL Certificate in Parallels Plesk Panel

If you have a web site with an SSL certificate then you are probably affected by the Heartbleed vulnerability which popped into general visibility. If your server is vulnerable, you need to do two things: Update openssl Replace your SSL

Posted in Internet, Safety, Software

Just Ordered My WordPress 10th Anniversary T-Shirt

WordPress t-shirts

It’s hard to believe that I have been writing this blog for almost eight years and that WordPress (the software which drives this web site) is going on ten years old. To celebrate both, I just ordered my WordPress 10th

Posted in Internet, Rants & Raves, Software

W3TC + CloudFlare = Speed!

I just deployed the W3TC WordPress plugin. That, in addition to CloudFlare, made a huge improvement in page load time on this blog.

Posted in Internet, Technology

Thoughts on Google+

Ideas have been bubbling for awhile but are finally congealing (what an attractive metaphor!) into what will become an article or two on Google+. Over the past several years, Google has developed a strong set of tools for individuals to

Posted in Communicating, Internet, Technology

Join Me on Google+

Come join me on Google+, the new social-network-plus-a-whole-lot-more that Google launched at the beginning of July. If you are a Facebook or Twitter user, you may well find that you like Google+ better in some ways. The user interface is

Posted in Communicating, Internet, Technology

+1 for Google+

I have been playing with Google+ for the last several days and, thus far, like it very much. Most importantly, I trust Google to avoid making changes to their privacy policy which will reveal information that I decide to keep

Posted in Communicating, Internet

Testing CloudFlare

I have been reading about CloudFlare for some time and decided to give it a try. CloudFlare promises to speed up a web site using several technologies, including caching static content on their CDN, minifying content, and blocking access to

Posted in Business, Internet

That Comfy Small Town Feeling

I remember how nice it was, after I moved from Chicago to Valparaiso, IN, that I could tell someone my name and he knew where I lived. It was a small town. We all knew where pretty much everybody lived.

Posted in Internet, Safety

Facebook’s Last Straw

Facebook added the proverbial last straw with its latest privacy faux pas. It has demonstrated, yet again, that in pursuing it’s goal of selling advertising, Facebook places very little importance on our personal privacy. Remember that, while Facebook ostensibly is

Posted in Business, Internet, Rants & Raves