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Customizing My iPhone

With iOS 14 in full swing, it’s time to go even more minimal with Apple’s Home Screen Widgets. Why? Well because we can, but having fewer distractions and temptations these days is a good thing. Some of the methods are updates on the original 2018 post but widgets and a new app are key to […]

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New Year New Site

Happy 2020! The past year was a whirlwind of activity in the #WordPress ecosystem, #hosting and infrastructure environment, and the #SaaS world. We were able to interview the best and brightest in hosting, comment on WordPress and other open source projects, and even have a little fun. Hope you have a chance to catch up.

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National Geographic: The Atlas of Moons

The Atlas of Moons is insanely informative for us lay-people but extra gorgeous and much more entertaining to digest on an iPhone. Among the eight major planets, Earth is the only one with a single moon. Over millennia, our planet’s celestial companion has assumed many roles: Its shifting, glowing face has inspired myths and legends; […]

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New Joomla Logo

Joomla redid its logo! Just kidding. Slack redid its logo and to me, it looks a little too close for comfort. Green, orange, blue, and red – all separate without the overlap and different tones it used to have makes it eerily similar in style. From Joomla to slack in 5 easy steps: Or course […]

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Happy eighteenth birthday, Drupal

From Dries, Eighteen years is also the voting age in the US, and the legal drinking age in Europe. I’m not sure which one is better. 🙂 The video is a who’s who of companies which is always amazing given the roots and efforts of all the open source CMS. Well done Drupal! Also, thank […]

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Wake Me Up Before you Amazon Go-Go!

If you’re alive and have eyeballs, you are aware of and likely familiar to some degree with Amazon Go. It’s Amazon’s new concept around shopping, billed on its site as “The world’s most advanced shopping technology.” In short, it’s a store with no checkout experience. Shoppers just grab their items and leave. As ecommerce continues to […]

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Illinois Bicycle Rules of the Road? Doubt it.

I’d make a fairly grand bet that this study did not make sure that bicyclists actually followed the rules of the road, being almost hit many a time in Chicago by riders flying through stop signs and red lights is empirical evidence enough. Smartphone data from riders and drivers schlepping meals for restaurant-to-home courier service Deliveroo […]

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Cormac McCarthy meets a MacBook

Best Cormac McCarthy tech mashup reference ever! It’s true that Apple has somewhat neglected the Mac in the last five years and is only now trying to make amends. But if you don’t like what you have, sell it. Use the funds to buy a new device you want more. Consider the difference the amount […]

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#StopThink: The State of Political Discourse in America

A quick snapshot of political discourse in 2017: “Fake News” Far Left Right-Wing Extremism Deplorables It’s no surprise that political discourse is as toxic was as toxic as it was in 2017. Many blame it on one of the items listed above. Those who do wouldn’t be wrong – but they would be over-simplifying. The […]