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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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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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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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Running WordPress on Amazon AWS

Running WordPress on Amazon AWS

I happy to say that I have a good chunk of my sites up and running on a my EC2 instance. Site performance is pretty good compared to what it was. The only hiccup was some broken links due to a change in permalinks. Additionally, my adsense plugin what causing an error with yoast xml sitemaps. I changed to a different adsense plugin and all was fixed Managing the Vhosts in Apache is pretty easy, but a little time consuming…

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Site Changes – New Host, New Theme

Site Changes – New Host, New Theme

Hello you sexy visitors and blog readers: I have just moved this site to a new host and I am working out some of the bugs.  I reverted back to a simpler theme for the time being.  I hope this site is still usefull for all of you.  Thank You,  Dan Pereda

Building a Ruby on Rails Development Machine on Windows 7

Building a Ruby on Rails Development Machine on Windows 7

So now that I have a new laptop (see post here, here, and here)  I am going to change my RoR Dev enviroment from Linux to windows.  or atleast I am going to try. First stop: RailsInstaller.org and pretty much that is all you need.  I like a few more things. Cygwin- Hint instill using admin rights, Sublime text 2 Add new SSH Keys to github and bitbucket. I think I am ready to go…..  Ohhh yeah Coffee!