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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 ūüôĀ 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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Dell Venue Pro 8 – Not charging

Dell Venue Pro 8 – Not charging

Dell Venue Pro 8 – Not charging. This is a pretty common reported issue with this device, but the reality is that people are assuming any Micro USB cable and charger will work. ¬†They Will NOT. When in doubt use the supplied cable and charger together. 99% of the time this will work. The issue is this tablet needs a 2 amp power source AND a charge only cable (charge only cables have the data pins shorted). Some cables dont…

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Dell Venue Pro 8

Dell Venue Pro 8

I picked up my new train companion the other day. ¬†I bought a used 64gb version. I am still getting used to windows 8.1, but it is really getting alot of use. ¬†I have a case and bluetooth keyboard on the way and I hope that it will make it a ton more usefull. ¬†Even tho it is a full desktop version of windows, I do miss some of my apps (like google hangouts).   More to come after i…

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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!!!

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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Moving Off Amazon AWS EC2 to DigitalOcean

Moving Off Amazon AWS EC2 to DigitalOcean

In some of my previous posts I talk about how I have moved this site and my others to and from several Hosts. My site started with GoDaddy then moved to 1and1 and was with 1and1 for many years till my site really stated to slowdown there. I moved some of my sites back to godaddy they were ok for a while too then things stated to get slow there too. I eventually bit the bullet and went with an…

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Time for a site revamp

Time for a site revamp

I have been crazy busy like usual, but pretty much all my time has been going to one of my clients.¬†¬† Now this are calming down with this client I plan on making more progress online. I hope to have a new site design by the end of the week for this site and a few others. Since more and more of what I am doing is business related I think this site will move in that direction, but this…

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Testing myself and a new mini blog

Testing myself and a new mini blog

I have put up my own¬†separate¬†mini blog diyhackerschool.com just to document some of the things I have worked on and some of the things I continue to work on. Part of that is¬†challenging¬†my self. ¬†I have started working on Question 2 of Projecteuler.com here is what I have after my first brute force attempt: The rest of these will go on my new miniblog diyhackerschool.com =begin Each new term in the Fibonacci sequence is generated by adding the previous two…

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App Academy application process – Part 1

App Academy application process – Part 1

So a few days after I submitted my application I¬†received¬†the first Challenge. In the instructions of the challenge invitation, there were links to resources and samples. ¬†I took 2 days to fully review those resources. ¬†You can take as much time as you need to prepare, but when you actually start the challenge you only have a short while. What really helped prepare me was working thru the sample problems. ¬†Not only did it help me prepare, it was a…

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