There’s been another crazy long gap on the blog (nearly four months; might be a record in this iteration), which is a sure sign that I’ve been busy. But the blog had to get updated, or at least relocated, recently when the host I was keeping it on the past few years was scheduled to be shut down. As such, I had to get things into action to get the site moved in time.
Thanks to my job I’ve become quite familiar with some WordPress-focused web hosts now, and decided to go with WP Engine, which I’ve heard great things about for years. If you’re seeing this post, you’ve followed me over!
I’m confident enough working with WordPress that I could have moved the site without difficulty to just about any host, but I really liked the WP-centric offerings of WP Engine, and their migration tools, which I used just to become familiar with them, were ultra-smooth and very useful. I was able to get my site up and running pretty quickly, and the site feels faster than ever, which is pretty cool.
They help keep the site’s security up to date, protect against certain issues, create and offer the ability to grab a back-up of the site if something goes wrong, and ultimately will help me manage the site in certain ways so I can focus on what I want to do most with the site – write and share.
I can’t promise regular updates will be back just yet, although I have a TON of drafts that have built up, some of it probably too old to actually post, although I may anyway for the heck of it, but I hope to get into a rhythm here again soon enough.
I didn’t get a chance to write about this earlier this month when it was announced, but there’s still plenty to enjoy so I’m sharing it now: Earlier this month the Internet Archive announced an extension of their site that archived classic video games from the early years of arcade machines in what they’ve dubbed the Internet Arcade. Continue reading →
Microsoft announced Windows 10 as September wound down, and with it, brought a number of explainer articles hoping to help the masses understand what was new with it. Browsing the Internet became a bit of an amusing exercise. Continue reading →
I’ve reported here pretty exhuastively about Hank & Cupcakes’ work in the studio to record second album “Ca$h 4 Gold.” Along with the announcement that they’ve completed the work on that album (yay!), they’re now gearing up to tour, but are seeking fans’ help. Continue reading →
I’ve had the opportunity to work with the talented Melanie Dunea for a few years now through the company I work for, Pixafy; the celebrity photographer is known for her “My Last Supper” book series, which features celebrities and chefs sharing what their last meal would be if it could be anything. She’s also got a strong philanthropic side, putting time into raising money for victims of Sandy and helping the New York City Food Bank, among others. Continue reading →
One of my post popular posts on the blog so far is about the demise of Boxerjam, an early leading gaming platform site that created interactive online “game shows” that people could play with friends and other online users, gameplay which remains somewhat unique and elusive more than a decade later. A notable fact was it was founded by Julann Griffin, who, while wife to Merv Griffin, was credited with co-creating Jeopardy! She’s long been credited with asking Merv why he didn’t flip the standard Q&A and give the answers, and have people provide the questions? Continue reading →
Twitter made waves recently when it decided to roll out a more modern font as its primary typeface. Many sites do it, but the ubiquity of Twitter made the decision more prominent, enough so that they even announced it on their support handle. Continue reading →