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Yats are the New Emoji

Sometimes I go down the rabbit hole on my own journeys for what’s going on across the internet. Sometimes someone is persistent enough about a new technology or application that it bears research, time, and even spending some money. Similar to how the PSL story was brought to my attention, kudos go out to Mike […]

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Weighty Web World

I came across a post on CMS Wire Breakfast Bytes about reducing website weight for digital sustainability. This is admiral at all levels, not only does it make sense at an environmental level but it improved performance across the board (and likely readability, usability, and accessibility). I am not linking to the CMS Wire version. […]

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The Best Calendar and Scheduler Combo

This was inspired by two recent items. The first was a request for email and calendaring options at Post Status, and the second was an upsell email at Calendly. My needs are probably not very uncommon, especially for freelancers, independent consultants, and solopreneurs. Google Workspace First and foremost is my choice of “office” platform. I’ve […]

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Sectigo Acquires SiteLock

Fine, one more update, let’s call it the May the Fourth update. What’s six weeks between friends – Sectigo, finally, officially, actually on their site, announces the acquisition of SiteLock. It’s almost verbatim from the release I published five weeks ago. Finally! As of April 9, I have official public confirmation of the acquisition of […]

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WebPros Acquires NIXStats

There isn’t actually a lot of detail out on the interwebs but NIXStats, a server performance and website uptime monitoring platform, has been acquired by WebPros. You can see them listed as part of the WebPros brands on their homepage. The WebPros family includes cPanel, plesk, WHMCS, SolusVM, and XOVI. The acquisition certainly makes sense […]

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Clouds Compared: AWS vs Azure

I honestly have to say I have never seen such a clean and thorough comparison between two cloud platforms – would’ve loved to see Google Cloud thrown in but then the compare may have run 10,000 words. From Kinsta, AWS vs Azure in 2021 (Comparing the Cloud Computing Giants): “The cloud computing industry has grown […]

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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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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 WordPress.org/hosting and Bluehost trademark use […]

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Breaking: LinkedIn Down

Looks like one of my favorite social media sites/tools is experiencing major difficulties. LinkedIn. I’ve noticed this since approximately 13:00 CT, however BleepingComputer notes that the API has been experiencing difficulties since 12:00 CT, LinkedIn is down for many, and we are not sure why: “Reports of LinkedIn users having trouble accessing the service have […]