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Moving to self-hosted solution

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Hello readers, today I am starting to move to a self-hosted solution. Why? Because I was approached to have a banner ad and I would like to explore what self-hosting is like. So expect to see more articles about plug-ins and features for self-hosted WP sites.

It looks like there is an upgrade to WP today. There is a writing helper and Request feedback option below my new post. I wonder if this means that they are working towards optimizing SEO?

Some of the most popular websites and down time

The Website Downtime Survival Guide – StumbleUpon. Surprising that there seems to be no correlation between popularity and uptime.

Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need – StumbleUpon

ACES Library; UIUC; Atrium Interior

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Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need – StumbleUpon. Looking for a scholastic or expert source of information? You may want to look at some of these resources to further deepen your research. Excellent list.

HTTPS Is More Secure, So Why Isnt the Web Using It?

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HTTPS Is More Secure, So Why Isnt the Web Using It?. I wondered this as well. It seems that for the cost versus the danger that it would not be worth it.

Check How Fast Your Website Loads From 50 Locations Web Resources WebAppers

Check How Fast Your Website Loads From 50 Locations Web Resources WebAppers. This is a great tool for anyone who has a worldwide audience. I am going to test it next. Google says they factor in website speed for website ranking. This worked great. I liked the ability of using different browsers and well as location.

Book Review: Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read 9780321591937: Scott McNulty: Books Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read 9780321591937: Scott McNulty: Books. I agree with the other commentors that this book would be better titled “How to set up a WordPress Blog.” If that was the case I would not have checked it out. It is two years old and the user interface has changed so much that much of the book is confusing. While it could be helpful for a developer or web designer, it feels frustratingly out of date. I would avoid this book unless you want a very basic walk-through through a WordPress installation. This book fails only now because of the hard work and rapid development of the WordPress platform. At the time the book was new I bet this was a very helpful and time-saving work. If this was updated I would recommend it.

It Just Shouldn’t Be This Difficult. (via )

Yes, human resource systems are tough. It is difficult to work with many B2B websites. They rarely test it enough.

It Just Shouldn't Be This Difficult. OK I just got off the phone with the help desk for my FLEX plan provider at work. This is the 4th time in less than 24 hours I have been on the phone with them trying to submit a claim via the Conexis website. The reason I am talking about this is website usability, and interaction design. When it’s done right this process should have been a piece of cake. When it’s done wrong, (and the Conexis site is seriously messed up) it’s really wrong. So I … Read More


Want slideshows on Try

I just made a slide show.  I don’t think it is geared toward professional use.  It took some time to make something that wasn’t tasteless.  Or perhaps I am wrong. You can judge below.
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*Yes I know the error above. I followed the instructions exactly as WP provided and it doesn’t work. I currently have an open ticket with RockYou to see if it is a bug or user error. I will update this webpage when customer support responds.