Category: Web (page 1 of 18)

Reducing WordPress Executions (Battling the Bots) – Updated

This is version 2 of this article, which was originally published on Jan 25, 2020. It has more updated information.

One of the many complaints I have about WordPress is that it has become a magnet for malicious bots. These … [continue reading]

What Blogging in 2020 Feels Like

Remember that scene in the movie Titanic (spoiler ahead) when the ship started going down? The passengers were racing to get off the ship, but the musicians accepted their fate, sat back down, and kept playing music. That is what … [continue reading]

Please Stop Texting Me Emails

I wrote most of this post over a year ago. It is not directed at any one person, but a general trend I am seeing. People, especially Millenials and Gen Z, are using text messages and message apps for all … [continue reading]

My Battle With Meetup.com

I have been a customer and user of Meetup.com going back to my San Diego days in the early 2000s. When I got to Seattle in 2007, I became a more active member. Most of my activity has been as … [continue reading]

Getting Started in Blogging in 2019

After my last post, My Blog Was Hacked and WordPress Sucks I received an email from a reader that I want to share and respond to.

What a clusterfck, Just think of the headaches that would create for a neophyte.

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My Blog Was Hacked and WordPress Sucks

This morning my blog was down. Some hackers uploaded scripts to mine crypto, which broke my WordPress install. With the help of SiteGround support, I was able to get the site up and running and free of malicious code.

Although … [continue reading]