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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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Google Project Fi – Nexus 6p review Day 1

Google Project Fi – Nexus 6p review Day 1

Today I had my first commute with the new service. 630 am – 1040am Battery down to 47%. Not great it is about the same with my 2yo note 3. Youtube streaming the whole train ride (train delayed) Streaming Music during walk to the office and in the shower 800 MB of data used 🙁 according tot he phone  but only .04gb of data on Google Fi That is only 40 MB.  WOW! (maybe this is delayed. I will wait…

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Google Project Fi – Testing do you use less data?

Google Project Fi – Testing do you use less data?

My Project Fi testing and review. I have wanted to test Google’s Project Fi service for a while. 2 things have been stopping me. I needed to buy a new phone that works with it I have unlimited data with T-mobile and I use alot of data. With the a new Nexus 6P about to arrive at my door any day now, my first excuse was gone. I currently commute 4 hours a day 3-4 days a week right now and…

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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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I Hacked my own site.

I Hacked my own site.

I did something stupid this week. I took down my own site. I was using the config file from this site as example for my new site and My new site went up fast and easy. At the same time I didn’t realize I had copied the new file in to the wrong directory. Ouch! my site was down. even worse it wasn’t really down just blank content so my monitoring service didn’t pick it up. DAUH!!!

Site Traffic down, 3 reasons why.

Site Traffic down, 3 reasons why.

I normally don’t concern myself over the site traffic for this blog.  mainly because this is just a random mess of my thoughts and what gets real traffic is not really related to my over theme of the site.  But just a quick overview of my traffic shows that I have lost about 35% of my traffic in the last 3 months. Lack of updates  There is no one to blame but myself.  I have just not dedicated the time…

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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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