I have a little problem. Well, maybe it’s a big problem. I need a backup of the /home2/art directory on my computer. All told, it contains about 19,000 photos, a few full length movies, the video from my wedding, and some audio. It weights in at 227 GB. My /home/art directory has another 17,000 photos but, since […]
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.
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 certificate (since you have to assume that the certificate’s private key has been stolen). Anyone […]
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 Anniversary T-Shirt.
I just deployed the W3TC WordPress plugin. That, in addition to CloudFlare, made a huge improvement in page load time on this blog.
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 use. Some of these tools have facilitated collaboration or sharing. With Plus, Google is making […]
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 delightful. You can easily share posts and photos with just the people who you want […]
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 malicious bots. I installed it on this site for testing and, at least initially, I […]
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. One time, just to see what would happen, I sent a letter to my step-father […]