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Tidying Up Digitally

Originally published as Tidying Up Digitally at www.mcneill.io. Marie Kondo is an expert on tidying a house. Her Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and two books (both of which are worth reading, best in chronological order) are best-sellers: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (The Life […]

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Podcast Platforms

Podcasting is growing (slowly) and offers a great opportunity for brand engagement. Generally free, the idea is to be where the audience already is, and have a reliable host for content and the rss feed. Media and RSS Hosting Soundcloud for Podcasting Google Podcasts and Google Play Music Podcasts Note, these are two different things: […]

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Generic Roadmap

This is meant to be a reminder of important issues/decisions that already have some thought put in them (usually by others). Automatic categorization of text is a core tool now Instead of offering advice, rank priorities Build a website first (before an app), some forgotten article but the point is: faster, and desktop users expect […]

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DNS Records and Services

First, there are two kinds of DNS records: those for client look, and those for a server. Client Lookup I don't trust Google DNS, though for a while it was the go to DNS, and easy to remember at 4.4.8.8 8.8.4.4 and 8.8.8.8. For privacy, for me, there are two options, with the first being […]

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Wordpress – Soup to Nuts

I've written about Wordpress at various points. I've been using this cms for 13-14 years, and for me it is well-known, though a bit worn out. The breakage it has has not improved much, and the resources needed are not up to the modern task. Essentially most performance gains are made through improvements in Nginx, […]

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WordPress 5 – Automattic Waterloo

Automattic is the organization behind WordPress the content management system, wordpress.com, and a number of smaller entities. With some estimates, WordPress has ~30% market share of the web. It has taken on in excess of []$300m in funding](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/automattic) over the years. After 2–3 years of development of WordPress, Automattic was founded in 2005 to receive […]

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CMS Maturity Hallmarks

Content Management Systems come in all shapes and sizes, and it is unfair to evaluate their maturity based on their functionality. However, to some degree this is still a useful metric, depending on the fucntionality. Below are hallmarks of functional maturity. Again, certain CMS's will not receive an accurate score based on specific niche uses […]

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PHP and MariaDB on Debian

Note: instructions for installing and configuring phpMyAdmin also included below. Related Artices in Debian Services and Applications Debian on AWS Lightsail OpenVPN on Debian + UFW Firewall Nginx and Letsencrypt on Debian PHP & MariaDB on Debian Grav CMS on Debian As of December, 2018 there are decent performance gains with the latest PHP and […]

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Nginx and Letsencrypt SSL on Debian

It is a good idea to get PHP and MariaDB on Debian set up before Nginx (except the PhpMyAdmin which can come after). Related Artices in Debian Services and Applications Debian on AWS Lightsail OpenVPN on Debian + UFW Firewall Nginx and Letsencrypt on Debian PHP & MariaDB on Debian Grav CMS on Debian Install […]

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XFCE vs. Cinnamon 2018

Summary -- The superiority of XFCE or Cinnamon comes down to use cases, and of course preference -- de gustibus non est disputandum. XFCE Superiority XFCE is a delight in many ways, when compared with Cinnamon: Less memory and processor utilization A bit more stable (though this could be an instability with Nemo) Faster/easier to […]

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