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Bitcoin T-Shirt

Bitcoin T-Shirt

Yes, you too could have your very own Bitcoin HODL t-shirt. It comes in a variety of color to celebrate Bitcoin in any way you wish. Get one for each day.

As Bitcoin continues to enjoy market domination, these Bitcoin t-shirts are likely to become very popular.

GET YOUR BITCOIN T-SHIRT NOW

Apple’s Failures Are Becoming Too Numerous To Ignore

Apple’s Failures Are Becoming Too Numerous To Ignore

The introduction of the Apple Watch in 2014 was the first indication after the death of Jobs that Apple had lost it’s way.

Most agree now that the Apple Watch is a failure. In the same fashion, the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro is proving to be a failure. And now, we will eventually see the iPhone 8 and iPhone X become flash-in-the-pan failures too. The cameras are impressive, but not for the price points. Apple has become arrogant, sloppy, and almost mundane now.

But Apple’s greatest violation is it’s fascist approach to the ecosphere it creates around it’s hardware and software. Like Google and FaceBook, it handcuffs it’s users at every point of contact. It really gets in the way of doing simple tasks.

Unfortunately, we’ve come to a point where we need a new “Apple” to emerge to once again democratize technology for the folk.

I think it is still possible for this type of tech to appear. The current success of Bitcoin is a beacon of that vision in the technosphere.

iPhone 7 … meh

iPhone 7 … meh

Not really much to say about the iPhone 7.

Mostly same design with some water resistance and a really annoying inconvenience with headphone jack removal. (Ive, you’re either no longer in charge of design or you’ve lost your touch.)

The camera is better and the battery life is slightly better, but I’d say skip this version unless you in line for a free upgrade.

Next…

New Host For MacSage

It’s been a rough start!

Hosts never really want to make migration to another host easy. Bluehost.com was no exception. After realizing that Bluehost had reduced performance on my website servers to the point of an average load time of 15 seconds, I just couldn’t accept it anymore. I had made repeated attempts with tech support to improve this poor performance. Each time, after denying the performance numbers over and over again, they finally conceded that their specifications allowed for a 11 second load time and that my 15 second load time was due to poor management of resources on my website.

Bluehost stated that an 11 second load time for websites on their servers is acceptable. (!)

So I’ve moved to A2hosting.

Unfortunately, my move happened to coincide with a DDos attack that was occurring on their servers. So it took me over 48 hours before I could completely migrate my website to their servers and get everything running properly. This was an extremely frustrating process. I’ve been assured by the helpful techs on A2hosting chat that I will be compensated for this downtime/outage.

I will report here on that outcome.

Bitcoin on the Rise

Bitcoin on the Rise

As I write, Bitcoin is north of $730.

I’m guessing this has something to do with the fact that Bitcoin will be halving sometime early next month. This means that Bitcoin is becoming rarer. There is also some speculation about debt in China driving their investments towards¬†alternative options.

Buckle up! This is going to be quite a ride!

Video Chow: A New Video Learning Series

Video Chow: A New Video Learning Series

Video Chow seriesThe tagline is: “Free WordPress video tips delivered to your face.”

The folks at WordPress Advantage have created a new video series called Video Chow, which delivers short, rapid-fire videos on focused topics.

I’ve always been a big fan of video tutorials. But I find the pace of most of them just too slow. Even the fine video tutorials at Lynda.com are often too slow. In fact, one strategy I’ve developed for watching these videos is to double the speed. The only problem with this approach is that the resulting “chipmunk” voice becomes tiresome after 20-minutes or so.

The videos in the Video Chow series are not slow. Most videos are between 1-3 minutes, and cover the nugget of the topic. Many of the videos are about WordPress tips and tricks, or very specific methods for achieving a very focused goal. Many of the videos are about particular WordPress plugins.

The videos are free, and the library of video topics is growing weekly.