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Networking (again) in Person

I’ve really missed the “real” networking of days long ago. Constant Zooms, Slacks, and digital communication have been invaluable but nothing – nothing – beats sitting across from someone and having a conversation with all the nuance, physical responses, smiles, frowns, laughs and more. In person networking is coming back. Yesterday I was able to […]

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What the FLoC?

Another acronym. Created by Google. Hold onto your hats as a new “privacy” scheme is exposed for what it really is. Let’s start with what FLoC stands for, “Federated Learning of Cohorts.” That’s super clear to everyone? How about a breakdown of what everything means. Federated. Learning. Cohorts. So “federated” in this description quite simply […]

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Wix vs. WordPress, The Final Word

If you’re not into watching the WordPress community chatter like a hawk, you might have missed it, but earlier this month something odd starting happening. Queue the music. Background Wix started sending mysterious packages to known names in the community. The secret package contained some fancy Bose headphones and a link to a “top secret” […]

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Kill All the Ad Spam

More and more people are getting fed up with the privacy invading, superfluousness of web advertising. Ad blockers are seeing greater and greater utilization, 2021 estimated utilization of ad blockers from statista, Ad blocking user penetration rate in the United States from 2014 to 2021: “In 2019, roughly 25.8 percent of internet users were blocking […]

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The Technoking and Master of Coin

Well I can’t make this up, and it’s not a new series on HBO Max (though I may pay to see it), these are the new correlations to CEO and CFO at Tesla, Timothy B. Lee at Ars Technica, Elon Musk formally declares himself Technoking of Tesla: “Tesla CEO Elon Musk is now Tesla’s Technoking, […]

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WordPress Community vs WordPress Economy

There are so many people involved – and billions of dollars – that wordpressing (intentional spelling, defined as building infrastructure for, or deploying content on the internet) is seeing WordPress community ideals and business goals start bumping up against each other more and more often. Recently we had issues around and Bluehost trademark use […]

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DigitalOcean IPO

DigitalOcean publicly filed its S-1 on February 25. What’s an S-1 and why is this important for industry. S-1 SEC Form S-1 is the initial registration form for new securities required by the SEC for public companies that are based in the U.S. Any security that meets the criteria must have an S-1 filing before […]

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The D. Fish List

What? Who? David J.P. Fisher, Sales Hall of Fame Inductee, speaker, author, and coach, has put together his 5th-annual installment where he looks at how we can more effectively use the last week of the year, Create Massive Leverage with the Last Week of 2020: 18 Experts Show You How to Master 2021 Now: “When […]

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Morning Coffee: .TRUST

So this is a little breaking news in the domain name ecosystem, fresh in my inbox from Jothan Frakes, .TRUST TLD moves from NCC Group to UNR (Uniregistry). There are so many top-level domains (TLDs) that it’s hard to keep track but surprised this one hasn’t had more play this year. In the domain name […]