Category Archive for: ‘Tech’

Huge WordPress Hosting Promotion at WPEngine

Visit WPEngine and use the code “WPESF14″ at checkout. – expires Nov. 2, 2014 at midnight CDT. The personal plan is only $40 annually, a fantastic bargain. Consultants can host 10 large sites for $61 monthly or 25 sites for $186 monthly. If you’re a blogger, WPEngine also has one of the best affiliate programs in the business.

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Followup Q&A to Geekwire Commentary on The Seattle Times and the FBI

I received a handful of good questions and comments in response to my Geekwire commentary: Outrage over FBI’s online tactics highlights knee-jerk Internet culture (also on Slashdot). I made some additional inquiries to Media Spokesperson Ayn Dietrich-Williams at the FBI about these and would like to respond to the most pertinent reader points below. Levi Pulkkinen at Seattle PI also wrote …

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Twitter Followers with Klout Scores

Introducing BirdHouse: A Twitter API Application for PHP

My latest PHP application lets you manage and build on the Twitter API; it’s called Birdhouse. Here’s a summary of the features that Birdhouse currently offers: Manage multiple Twitter accounts Support for the Twitter REST API and User Streaming API Syncing and browsing the home timeline, user timeline, mentions, favorites Syncing and browsing your entire historical user timeline, mentions (up to …

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How to Install the Ghost Blogging Platform

Getting Started This tutorial describes how to install the open source Ghost blogging platform on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at Digital Ocean. You’ll want to have a domain name or sub-domain registered for the app, e.g. http://yourghostblog.com. If you don’t have a registrar or need more information, I recommend NameCheap. Creating Your Server Instance Sign up at Digital Ocean now, the process is simple and only …

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Apple Continues Support for Stolen MacBooks and Devices

Apple has no policy of reporting stolen computers brought in for support to the police. In fact, they continue to provide warranty care and service. My home was burglarized in February. Over the last few days, Apple’s systems notified me that someone with my MacBook Pro 15″ Retina made a Genius Bar appointment and provided their phone number for support …

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How to Install Four Google News Reader Alternatives

2015 may mark the rebirth of the blog. This year, Medium’s raised $25 million, WordPress raised $160 million and Dave Winer is trying to help Facebook tear down the wall around its garden. I thought it might be a good time to revisit alternatives to now defunct Google Reader, its popular web-based news reader. Certainly there are pre-built options, but I’d like to walk through …

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Someone on the Internet is Wrong

How to Respond to Internet Trolls and Internet Rage

I’ve posted a short how to on responding to Internet trolls at Medium: So, you’ve been attacked by trolls? Here’s what to expect: Your phone will vibrate incessantly with Twitter mentions. You’ll receive angry, obscenity filled emails and anonymous comments on your blog. Bloggers will take you out of context (a columnist at The Guardian compared me to a mass murderer — seriously). …

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