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Amazon WorkMail, WorkDocs

When dealing with cloud-based office productivity applications (documents and spreadsheets), the main contenders are obvious: Apple iWork Google Docs, Apps, Drive, GSuite Microsoft Office365 While Apple's offering is relatively unknown (little noted, therefore little discussed), the real sleeper is Amazon's WorkDocs and WorkMail The Kit and the Kaboodle Here I will deal only with Google […]

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Telegram + Trello, Github, WP

Telegram is my favorite go-to chat. Unfortunately people are invested in their use of Facebook messenger, Line, Hangouts, etc., and you have to be where they are to chat with them. I have one guy who is only chatting on the apps I don't use: Facebook and WeChat. Sure, I might see a Facebook chat […]

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CentOS Apache MySQL PHP

For a while now, I've been learning the hard way how a lot of configurations published on the Internet are much less effective than their authors purport. First we need to back up to a set of core principles in order to then find the configuration that will work for production servers. Production Server Principles […]

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SCP – Secure Copy

scp, the secure version of cp, aka copy, is pretty great, since it is straightforward to copy one or more files or directories from any one machine to any other machine (and the command could be running on a third machine). SCP Syntax scp (-r = recursive) (-i private key) (user@server:directory/file) or (/local/directory/file) (-i private […]

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WordPress Multisite on CentOS

This assumes a current configuration of: CentOS 7.2 Apache 2.4 PHP 5.6 + Opcache MySQL 5.7 Install WordPress from Subversion This is the standard quick install. It is advised to do the most recent stable version, and not the main branch, which can break (more) things. Visit Installing WordPress with Subversion, and look for a […]

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Node.js on Centos 7

Node.js on CentOS 7 Other Topics CentOS Linux CentOS Linux Overview CentOS Configuration and Utilities CentOS Security (private link) Applications on CentOS Apache Memcached MySQL Node PHP

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Mosh – SSH Replacement

I had not been aware of Mosh (mobile shell), though clearly its own level of awesome is not a reason for that. Basically it replaces SSH, but still uses it for authentication and the like. Remote terminal application that allows roaming, supports intermittent connectivity, and provides intelligent local echo and line editing of user keystrokes. […]

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WordPress Site Performance

Site performance comes down to two issues: Perceived relevance Perceived responsiveness Actually, perceived responsiveness could be considered an aspect of relevance (but not the other way around). To be relevant is to be speedy and relevant. Catch 22 - Speed vs. Functionality For WordPress, the architecture is one where responsiveness goes down logarithmically to the […]

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Private Video Streaming Options

Updated 04-Oct-2016 Public video can easily be hosted and streamed on YouTube at no cost. But for those who want some restrictions on the video, YouTube has only limited options. Currently YouTube only allows sharing private videos with up to 50 YouTube accounts, via including their email addresses or Google+ account, in the video manager. […]

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Mad WooCommerce Development

The WooCommerce team is introducing a huge amount of integrated functionality. WooCommerce must be considered a platform at this point (with WordPress as a much more generic, broader platform). Think of Windows and Office. Windows is a generic operating system and Office is a set of applications. While the analogies only go so far, WooCommerce […]

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