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Update: OVHcloud Data Center Fire

Lots of updates coming in today regarding OVHcloud recovery at the Strasbourg data centers. Most recent and best reporting comes courtesy of Data Centre Dynamics, OVH fire update: four halls of SBG1 destroyed, as well as all of SBG2: “No cause has yet been announced for the fire, which destroyed the SBG2 building in six […]

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Facebook’s Internet Mess

Well well, Facebook took the bait and the fight has begun, Changes to Sharing and Viewing News on Facebook in Australia: “In response to Australia’s proposed new Media Bargaining law, Facebook will restrict publishers and people in Australia from sharing or viewing Australian and international news content.” Uh, ok. A couple of salient takes from […]

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.COM Price Increases Happening

We’ve hit the final four years of the negotiated six year periods between ICANN and Verisign. A “fiscal” year in this case goes from September through October. As reported last year in .COM Price Increase is No Big Deal, “Verisign and ICANN may agree to amend the .COM Registry Agreement to permit an increase to […]

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Breaking: Mitch Haber Leaving EIG

Announced on LinkedIn by Mitch himself, “After almost 21 incredible years, my journey at Endurance is coming to an end this week. As you can well imagine, I have many emotions stirring but mostly I feel pride. Back in the spring of 2000, I walked through the doors of a tiny startup, joining a bunch […]

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Big Orange Heart, Wellness and Tattoo

Michelle Frechette is on a super mental health roll! First we have her Weekly Wellness Checklist at Big Orange Heart: “Consider yourself your biggest asset. I mean without YOU, who or what would you be? That’s right, YOU need YOU to survive. So taking care of you needs to be a top priority.” At first […]

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Epik and Parler vs Terms of Service

Well I really didn’t think I would be getting in on the deplatforming discussion again and so quickly, but with several public press releases/posts from Epik, the hosting and domain name firm which often gets highlighted in a lot of very heated discussions, I thought I could dig a little deeper on what’s happening. I […]

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BetweenSessions at WordFest 2021

The original BetweenSessions was going to be a behind the scenes of WordCamps and other events that lets you know what you missed when running to the next great session, having dinner with co-workers, or just taking a much needed nap. We’re not here to recap the speakers, sponsors, sessions, and official events, the official […]

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WhiteHouse.gov’s Big Fail (The Mea Culpa Update)

There’s been much coverage about WhiteHouse.gov running WordPress, and it will always be warming to see one of the most visible websites on the internet running an open source site builder that everyone in the world can use. From Dave Amirault, Pagely, Whitehouse.gov Chooses WordPress, Again: “Personally, I’m a sucker for clean and focused designs, […]

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WordFest, it’s around the corner!

As a media partner for WordFest, it is my great pleasure to let you know what WordFest, the festival of WordPress, is all about, and that it’s starting next Thursday/Friday (depends on your timezone!). Let me get this giant pet peeve out in the open, every time I see the title of the event I […]