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When you need to be published on the web or have the need to post to the web yourself my services can help you through the incredible list of choices (and costs) for your creations.

Or if you need some help in the Eugene, Oregon area with your computer or its software I am able to come to you or come “virtually” via screen share to help you get things going.

Time to Update websites to WordPress 5.xx

As a consultant for WordPress web hosting I will always recommend keeping your site as up to date as possible as falling behind can cause the site and worse, my host to be hacked by known problems, unnecessary problems. But the update to WordPress version 5 has been a hot topic as it changes to a new editor, and change is scary. Personally I like the new editor, it uses blocks for all its elements and (theoretically) requires less knowledge…

More Than Half of Websites Still Use PHP V5

Websites I host are all updated to version 7+ now, but many are using a PHP version that is going to be dropped at the end of the year.  If you have a website and don’t know if you are in trouble with this issue ask your host, or check your self. I recommend the Chrome addin called Wappalyzer which will show the source and version of websites CMS and server programs as you view websites. Read the linked site…

How to use Astroid to Design Stunning Joomla Templates? — Vashishtha Kapoo

JoomDev is very proud to introduce you all to the very new and powerful Joomla template framework – Astroid. Astroid is a free, quick and adaptable framework driving you to the universe of unlimited potential outcomes to play with your imagination and creativity to design Joomla Templates. Astroid enables you to build up any sort […] via How to use Astroid to Design Stunning Joomla Templates? — Vashishtha Kapoor   I’ve shared this post here using WordPress.com’s sharing features and I…

My new (used) Chromebook

It’s been two weeks now since I bought a Chromebook on Craigslist. I have thought about it for some time, one I had seen at my PC User group meeting looked like it might be useful. I was waiting to see one for less than $100 and a Samsung showed up and I bought it. The first thing I noticed was how quickly it started. Flash memory replaces the hard drive, no moving parts! The second was the keyboard is…

The 12 Best SEO Tools To Use (2017 Edition)

A list of the best SEO tools for your blog and online business in 2017. I personally use most of these tools for my own online biz and absolutely LOVE them. So many younger people are wiser and better writers than I am. It is sad, for me. But for the world, we have some great information on how to make our websites get more and more valuable hits… Source: The 12 Best SEO Tools To Use (2017 Edition)


As windows gets further from simple, Linux is becoming more viable for the “rest” of us. This is a simple way to make a bootable USB of Fedora or Sugar On A Stick for trying or installing these systems. If you use a computer a lot it is worth considering these options. Source: liveusb-creator

FDA issues new security guidelines so that your pacemaker won’t get hacked — TechCrunch

This week, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a set of recommendations for securing medical devices that could jeopardize the safety and privacy of their users. The report, titled “Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices,” focuses on security throughout the lifecycle of a device, emphasizing that robust cybersecurity is an ongoing process that requires…… via FDA issues new security guidelines so that your pacemaker won’t get hacked — TechCrunch

Wordable for WordPress

I have been searching for a way to post directly from Google Docs to a WordPress site and this plugin for WordPress just came to my attention. If you see this I have written this post in Google Docs which would other use of the Doc (printing to another format, etc.) or further editing. Does it import graphics? Let’s see: