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Flashback. WordPress Circa 2005.

Remember 2005? Sin City was big at the box office, Hollaback Girl was on the radio, and WordPress was at version 1.5. Lets take a look back and see how amazing WordPress was back then. Keep in mind their site was run off the latest and greatest version of WordPress at that time.

Free Unlimited Private GIT Code Repositories at Bitbucket

As I learn more and more bout Git, I realize that I’d like to use it to manage all my sites. Sounds great, except GitHub wants $7 a month for private repositories. Bitbucket however seems to be exactly what I’m looking for. I can create as many Git repositories as I want and they are […]

WordPress Multisite 101 – WordUp Presentation

Why have one blog when you can have 50!? Here is the presentation I gave at WordUp 2013 about WordPress Multisite. If you were there, it’ll be a good reminder of what we talked about. If you weren’t, it’ll give you some info but it may be out of context as my speaking notes aren’t […]

Am I the only one that doesn’t like auto updates?

Are auto updates really a good thing? More and more software is opting into auto updating so that the user doesn’t have to worry about it. In some cases I think this is good, in others I’m worried about negative side effects. iOS 7 Auto Updates In iOS 7 Apple introduced auto updates for apps. […]

When you run out of Dropbox space, try Copy. A great alternative.

I have Dropbox and I love it. It’s my goto for storing and syncing files to the cloud. Even though I’ve been able to rack up some additional free space on Dropbox, it’s still pretty lacking in the free space department. There are a lot of other options but Copy is quickly becoming one of […]

Replace Instagram with Pressgram.

Remember when Facebook bought Instagram and everyone got upset about Facebook owning all their data? Back then there were some good choices, but most users didn’t switch. Well now there’s Pressgram which is a good alternative and a place where you own all your photos. Pressgram, in its current state, is very similar to Instagram. […]

Time for a redesign.

It’s time to start thinking of what’s next for my blog. I want something new but I’m not sure what. I like to do design but I’m no graphic designer. So, what’s next?

Saving Money and Manning My Own Server. It’s Easier Than You Think.

I now manage a web server and I still don’t have a clue what’s going on. Who wants cheap hosting? Most everyone does. That’s why we look at Dreamhost, Bluehost, or one of the thousands others that offer dirt cheap plans. The problem with these types of setups is that you’re on a shared server. […]

I got dumped by Google. Now what?

I can still remember when Google and I were BFFs. I spent my time creating content and feeding Google. In return, Google sent me traffic. We were both happy and things were good. Then, without notice, Google dumped me. Now I didn’t cheat on Google and I wasn’t doing spammy things behind their back. I […]

WordPress: Plugin All The Things

Even though there are thousands of WordPress plugins to do everything, it’s not a good idea to use them all. To many plugins will slow down your site. Plus the more plugins you have the more chance for conflicts you’ll have.