Junk mail

Here’s what has (largely) stopped comment spam

March 20, 2020 John 0

Comment spam is the bane of webmasters. Whether you’re publishing a blog, bookmarking site, or public discussion forum, protecting against those who would hijack your site for their own marketing purposes is a never ending battle. Luckily for the users of these websites, there are a variety of protections in place that have greatly reduced the average surfer’s exposure to online comment spam. Here’s a little bit of history, context, and developments in the ongoing and unending war against spam.

nofollow is evolving in March 2020

15 years later, nofollow still hasn’t stopped spam

February 28, 2020 John 0

Nofollow was originally intended to fight spam, but it’s main effect has been to contribute toward a shrinking and more shallow internet. As of March 1, 2020, that trend is reversing and nofollow is evolving in to something better than what it was.

global equities sell off in response to coronavirus

Coronavirus – and fear – is infecting the global economy

February 28, 2020 John 0

Global markets are selling off frantically as coronovirus (COVID-2019) spreads around the world. While the vast majority of cases are likely to be mild, the infection has also shown an ability to cause enough serious cases to overwhelm local medical systems and disrupt global supply chains.

SSH protocol

How to enable SSH on a Raspberry Pi

February 23, 2020 John 0

SSH makes connecting to and accessing your Pi easy and secure. Learn how to set up remote administration and control of Linux servers and Raspberry Pis.

LAMP stack software

What is a LAMP stack?

February 20, 2020 John 0

Ever wondered what LAMP or a LAMP stack is, exactly? Here’s a brief explanation of each software component – Linux, Apache, MySQL, & PHP – and how they work together to create a light weight web server.


Dreamhost pricing and account options

February 12, 2020 John 1

Dreamhost offers a lot more than just shared hosting, these days. In fact, all of the available choices can be a little disorienting! We’ve distilled the basic account options and calculated the pricing you can expect from a new Dreamhost hosting account. Click here to learn more and sign up today!

Your Portfolio Shouldn’t be Afraid of Going Green

January 29, 2020 John 0

If we are forced to choose between taking care of our environment or taking care of our investments, it’s likely that neither will turn out as we’ve hoped. Luckily, there are easy ways to position your portfolio to benefit from the shift to cleaner alternatives to fossil fuel.

40 years of the S&P 500 Index

Investing Simplified: Buy, Diversify, and Hold

January 23, 2020 John 0

Many companies sell expensive investment advice, but the fundamentals are the same as they’ve always been. A sufficiently diversified portfolio – held for as long as possible – consistently delivers the best investment returns.

Help a Reporter Out

What’s HARO and How Does it Help?

January 22, 2020 John 0

HARO is a popular web platform for connecting journalists with sources – and it can be a big boost for your marketing and content creation efforts! Find out how HARO works and what it can do for you as a web publisher.

Raspberry Pi

What to do with a Raspberry Pi

January 2, 2020 John 0

What’s a Raspberry Pi? Well, a Raspberry Pi can be a lot of things depending on what you want and need! Costs may also ultimately become a factor. especially if you can’t resist adding even more Pi projects to the to-do list.


What’s a database and how do websites use them?

January 1, 2020 John 0

If you’re starting to look under the hood of your website or thinking about how to create custom web applications, one of the first things to learn about is what databases are – and how websites use them. This brief introduction will explain some of the basic concepts involved so that you can start understanding exactly how websites and content management systems work.