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Blogging again and other updates

Blogging again and other updates

My Why: I have been struggling with the purpose of this site, then I realized that the site is for me and not really anyone else.  I use it as a tool to look back and remember what I was doing in the past or as a public tracker to hold me accountable.   It is also a place for me to test new server configs and other web experiments. The Server:   I am still on Digital Ocean but I have…

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New Year, New Server with Digital Ocean

New Year, New Server with Digital Ocean

Since I moved to Digital Ocean My servers have been mostly rock solid except when I mess them up.   I have 4 servers currently running.  As I am looking to to focus and consolidate me efforts this year I am also going to consolidate my servers.  Besides consolidating, the other issues is the underlying OS is getting a little old and it is time for a refresh. Currently I Have my main production server that really just serves 2 websites….

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Focus and gratitude are my themes for 2016.

Focus and gratitude are my themes for 2016.

Reviewing the last year and pondering what I want to accomplish for 2016. My Family has a HUGE project we are working on this year called Project Bubble.  This may take a few years, but I will share more when I can. Personally, I always have a ton of goals and things I want to accomplish during the year. I could list them out, but that wouldn’t accomplish anything. I think it is better to explain how I hope to have a…

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New for 2016, lets start by shutting down a business.

New for 2016, lets start by shutting down a business.

As part of a challenge with a buddy of mine, we both agreed we needed some motivation and we challenged each other build and launch a business in 30 days. I am happy to say that I found a Niche, built a website and started selling a product in 30 days. What I learned is that I don’t enjoy retailing a physical product. I was selling a real physical product online.    While retailing one low margin product was just the start…

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Switching from Chrome to Firefox

Switching from Chrome to Firefox

I don’t know when I maybe the full jump but 5~7 years ago I switched from Firefox to Chrome.  I am die hard google fan boy if you will, I love chrome and it’s integration with the apps and services that I use the most.  Lately I have been getting quite a few crashes with Chrome, and overall slowness in browsing the web and video.  I thought is was my internet connection or router and went down that path to…

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Life of a blogger and being your own sever admin. – WordPress Multisite

Life of a blogger and being your own sever admin. – WordPress Multisite

As I have written about before, I run quite a few websites. Low traffic ones for the most part, but I still run them. I have move around from hosting provider to hosting provider. From Free hosting , to cheap hosting, to really expensive Amazon AWS to now Digital Ocean. The move to Digital Ocean was easy for me, but it requires some real server setup(VPS).  I put everything on one Droplet and all was good.  but soon I was…

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2014 – Getting more done by doing less.

2014 – Getting more done by doing less.

I like hobbies,  I like everything really. I dream that I could hook up to the Matrix and download whatever I needed straight to my brain. I may have a little Attention Deficiency.  I have TONS of ideas that I want to try.  I have no time or extra money to do them. In my younger days I tried to do all the hobbies that interested me, I got nothing done and I had a ton of unfinished projects (I did…

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Happy New Year 2014! – Resolutions Part 1

Happy New Year 2014! – Resolutions Part 1

Happy 2014 everybody!.  Holy crap where did 2013 go?  I gotta get moving! I have set some resolutions for 2014 to move my personal brand and businesses to the next level. Right now these are the “Outlines” that I am still putting some hard number goals around. I will also be doing expanded blog posts on most of these topics. Write a blog post for each site every month. Do a video post every month. Invest serious money into my…

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10 Steps to move WordPress off Amazon EC2

10 Steps to move WordPress off Amazon EC2

As I wrote in my previous post, I have moved my sites off Amazon EC2 to a Droplet at DigitalOcean. This is not a detailed step by step, but this is broad strokes that I used to move my EC2 Ubuntu WordPress site to my DigitalOcean Ubuntu LAMP droplet. I was running 10 plus WordPress sites on one mirco EC2.  several are using WP multisite.  The database was an RDS store. Step 1.  Download a copy of my  /var/www directory Step 2. Do…

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Welcome 2013 and blogging

Welcome 2013 and blogging

Happy new year all,  a little belated. Websites and blogging: Lots going on a very little time to blog.  I have dedicated the rest of tonight to my BLOGS.   I have Coffee, Red bull and dinner with me as my desk. I updated this site to WP 3.5 and things seems to be going smoothly.  I have about 10 videos recorded but not edited and YouTube keeps giving my a hard time about monetizing  so I haven’t been motivated to finish them. Tonight I am working…

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