Tag: Geek

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Creating a Market Test with Instapage, Facebook, Google, Namecheap, Canva, Unsplash

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There must be hundred different tutorial on this topic and the above is a mouthful but with a bucketful of applications for a less than $500 setup you can create rapid prototypes of user demand. TL;dr Instapage is a terrific web creation site with great templates for landing pages and even whole commerce systems. It…

Best Websites for Searching Star Alliance Award Availability

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Looking to book an award flight on a Star Alliance carrier? These are the best websites to use to find availability. The short answer is that ANA is the most accurate for figuring out availability if a little hard to read. Then comes Air Canada. The United site unfortunately often shows phantom awards that don’t…

Fixing WordPress crashes on DigitalOcean Droplet

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OK I get this about three weeks or so on our new DigitalOcean Droplet running WordPress. The good news is the JetPack does inform you when it dies. TL;dr If you have your WordPress created with the one-click Droplet under DigitalOcean it works great except that there is no swapfile, so with a 1GB RAM…

What’s all this then about MacBook Pro and their cons

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Mark sent me a note from some random person about how MacBook Pro’s are the stepchildren of the Apple world. The complaints which I’ve heard quite a bit come down to: The keyboard isn’t great. The updates have been slow. It doesn’t have enough ports with only USB C. I’ll be a little contrarian about…

Update on sunglasses Julbo Aero Pro Zebra Light now the Julbo Aero Segment

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Well, I’ve really loved the Julbo Aero Pro with photochromic lenses. I got them for $105 on Amazon which I now realize was an incredible deal from Backcountry as a closeout. Sad to say. But the aero pro with zebra light is really good. I got the ones which were Zebra Light lenses category 1-3…

End of Summer: Things for Hiking

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OK after a whole summer of hiking, this is a good time to pick up all those vital things that you can forget about. Here’s a reminder of real necessities when hiking: Trekking Poles. Yes, they really do help the knees Microspikes. You don’t need them until you need them, but they are really great…

Buying a bike for someone getting serious

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Pradeep asked me other day what bike to get for someone who is fit and where you want them to love biking. Well there are many choices here but if you are fit and maybe someday want to do the Seattle to Portland or you are generous enough to want to get someone into touring…

Lightsail Multisite WordPress Tips and Tricks

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OK, we’ve had this domain sort of working for the last month and here are some tips and tricks for doing this Multisite Fixing Security: SSH Keys Using your own SSH keys. Lightsail is really convenient. By default it creates an SSH key pair for every region that you have. This means that you don’t…

How to Increase Media File Maximum Upload Size in WordPress and managing upload sizes

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Wow WordPress is so complicated, there are a zillion different ways to change the maximum image upload size. With WordPress 5.x single site, while you can edit the maximum file size in wp-config.php, the easier way is to use a plugin that sets it called brilliantly, upload-max-file-size With Multisite WordPress 5.x, this again moved, but…

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