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Sync – Free Young Adult Audiobooks

Another summer of free young adult audio books has started from YA Sync.  Yea!  Each week two audio books are offered for download from the Sync website.  You can download them on your phone, tablet or desktop, but you have to have the Overdrive program installed.  I...

Four Four Three – Moving a Website to SSL

In my mind, PHP 7 and free Let’s Enrypt SSL certificates are game changers.  PHP 7 is significantly faster and Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates lower the bar for small and medium sized sites for using SSL.  I recently moved some sites to SiteGround because...

Hosting for Your WordPress Sites – A General Overview

I have been involved in website hosting since 1995.  I’ve worked for organizations and companies who hosted their own sites.  I’ve had and had clients with Virtual Private Servers (VPS) for site hosting.  I’ve used shared hosting for personal...

Watch Out For This Gotcha When Using Webmin

Webmin is an awesome dashboard for managing your server.  It provides a web-based interface for server administration and makes many administration tasks easier.  I used Webmin again, after a four-year hiatus and while I found a lot to like, I also discovered a big...

A Utility to Turn Off Windows 10 Tracking

There are many things to like about Windows 10, but the user tracking is not one of them.  Turning off Windows 10 tracking is a multi-step process involving checking or un-checking settings across multiple screens, disabling “features”, running batch files, and...

Show Category and Tags for Wiki Pages using Divi

Someone recently asked about showing the wiki category in the post meta. This is something you do in your theme, not the plugin, but it just so happens that we both are using the Divi theme, so I spent some time to figure this out.  Note that you should be using a...

YA Sync – Free Audio Books Again This Year

There is no question that Young Adult (YA) books are popular.  Just look at the Hunger Games, Divergent, Harry Potter, The Fault in Our Stars, and many others that top the best seller lists and have been made into movies.  As a genre, YA books often deal with issues...

Meal Replacement Protein Shakes

Why Protein Shakes? Protein shakes are often recommended as a meal replacement for loosing weight*.  In my experience, the protein helps to reduce hunger.  If the goal is loosing weight then watch the other ingredients that you put in your shake to avoid adding too...

Advanced Webcam Security Device

Computer security is a big deal.  If you have a camera that can be used for web based video chat built-in or attached to your computer then you may want to consider adding an additional “advanced” webcam security device.  Can your camera come on without...