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What Happened to the Information Superhighway

In the Beginning I am sure there are some folks like me who were around when the typewriter was invented… no wait, I was not around for that. Or was I? Gah, I forget. Anyway, I was here when a company called Apple came out with the IIe, when Microsoft came out with a graphical …

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Udemy Attacks Customers with Malware

Call to Action Udemy’s decision is wrong. I am hoping, after reading this article, you will consider doing any one (or more) of the following: Join me in boycotting Udemy until they: 1) stop using malware, 2) allow customers to play content on their computers using their hardware, and 3) pay punitively for their actions …

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Better secrets for Node.js apps? Meet Schluessel

TLDR Secrets. Encrypted. Easy to Use. Much fork. Much secret wow. https://github.com/Pik-9/schluessel About Secrets You know, the naughty bits in your code like API keys & passwords. Pretty much everyone knows, especially if you are using source control (please tell me you use source control. Lie to me, if need be). As people on a …

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Cryptocurrency: Mining, Staking and the Pursuit of Value

I have dipped my toe into cryptocurrency for quite a while. I’ve even made some pretty good returns, but to say I understand cryptocurrency – that’s a bridge too far at the moment. I am going to write this post to explain my current understanding and then I am looking for feedback to help translate …

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Customize VS Code Kimbie Dark Theme Appearance

For those in the dark-theme club (AKA, protecting our retinas, and otherwise into the reduced power consumption that comes along with increasing the longevity of our retinas), I found the Kimbie Dark theme to be a nice change of pace from straight-up Black/Grey. Check it out: It’s got a nice coffee/mocha vibe to it, and …

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Free Let’s Encrypt SSL for cPanel using acme.sh

TLDR VERSION This article shortcuts how to get SSL certs from Let’s Encrypt (or ZeroSSL) issued and deployed for your cPanel hosted websites (domain or addon domains), using acme.sh. The commands to setup and configure acme.sh in cPanel are here. But once acme.sh is running via SSH or within cPanel terminal, there’s just 2 key …

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Export Your LinkedIn Data (2018)

I went to download my contact list for use in my shiny new CRM tool (more on that later), and the “download archive” button never became enabled.  That’s because LinkedIn has a broken dusty corner where the feature apparently doesn’t work, but if you search the help, you can find the correct endpoint (which looks …

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2 Easy to Use Project and Task Apps

If you have been reading along, my last post was about Working Smart. Today, I followed that exact advice to evaluate 9 possible ideas, building out vision, team and shielding after prioritizing the top 3. In the previous article, I mentioned how your vision should be decomposed into steps – tasks that you can check …

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