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Facebook 2020

I did some heavy editing on Facebook yesterday. Had to dig deeply into the back-end and clear out all the standard settings on advertising preference, privacy, people I don’t want to “follow” (I never chose to follow any of them). I am so tired of Facebook trying to analyze my activities and judge what I want (they want) me to “see”.

I am this close  –> . <– to shutting down Facebook again for at least 6 months, a year, maybe forever…  For now, I can check in, check on my family and (real) friends and check back off in a minute or two, if nothing new from them. […] Continue reading » Facebook 2020

Moved Again!

I have posted on this before. (I have used this picture before, about a year ago…) Not wanting this to be a re-occurring theme. I had to switch web-hosting services again. Web hosts are service companies that provide access to the internet.

Moving 20 (some) websites and many with a necessary separate database (WordPress and Joomla for example) is a major effort. This is at least the fifth time I have made a major move. The last three in just the last several years. Enter “move” in search box at top of page.

I have some critical websites on AWS (Amazon Web Service) “cloud” private servers. They have […] Continue reading » Moved Again!

Blognasium is a goner.

He failed an update and when several attempts to restore from the total backup I made (just before the update) also failed, I decided to pull the plug on life support.

Maintaining Blognasium was way more effort and cost than it was worth. It started as an exercise in playing with a cloud based website (Amazon Web Service) and the StackIdeas share-site software. It was a successful experiment and I learned a lot. But with only myself and my two adult children as very occasional visitors, it was unnecessary cost and effort.

I am downsizing the number of websites I support and already dropped my special 3D […] Continue reading » Blognasium is a goner.

Spoofing Myself

I have been writing about the move of all my websites from one Internet Service Provider (ISP) to another. It wasn’t just an owner and name change. All my website software and all the support software systems that support them, were physically (electronically) moved from servers in one location to servers in a totally different part of the USA.

What that produced was two totally functional installations of all my 15 or so websites in two separate locations. The old files were copied and not erased. This is good practice in case of errors, but created some confusion.

Many of my websites are programmed to send emails announcements when […] Continue reading » Spoofing Myself

No Pictures Allowed

I suddenly developed problems loading photos (jpegs) to my CMS sites through their built-in PHP handlers. This was for Joomla and WordPress. This was only with ixwebhosting. I tested my Joomla in the AWS cloud and back end photo loading worked perfectly there.

The strange part was that it seemed to be only with .jpg files I had been editing with Adobe. But I soon discovered files straight off the camera had the same issue. It seemed to be something with not accepting the mime type. The error report said the photos were “dangerous” and the upload was blocked.

I searched the forums on the web and found some […] Continue reading » No Pictures Allowed