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Brief introduction

From time to time I blog about web, information technology & services, information culture, web solutions etc. A more personal or general blog you can find here. Feel free to use the RSS feed (top right) to subscribe. Chrome or Chromium users can download an RSS Feed app here. If you find any of the posts interesting I don't mind use of social media functions to share links. 


WordPress performance and improvements

Since returning to Wordpress early 2015 I’ve spent quite a bit of time with it, sinking my (in-) competence into its realms, code and standards. It quickly became evident that, for various reasons, something had to be done to improve performance. I started writing all in one post but quickly realized it would be too long, therefore ended up splitting it into 3 chapters or...

Adobe Flash can be a pain, when upgrading

Adobe Flash can be a pain, especially if you, like me, use several different browsers. Quite typical if you're working with web development. But having different browsers installed may also offer you an escape route and/or backup solution if, or rather when, a SNAFU occurs. Anyhow.... I am not among the huge protesters when it comes to Flash or Java. These standards do have their...

Active trail in menu, a couple of tips

Web Navigation has evolved tremendously over the past few years. Code standards of different sorts have become very refined whether we talk CSS (Cascading Stylesheets) or other. Most Content Management solutions also allow you to extend navigation in different directions, either by core functionality or by installing additional modules or plugins. Of these there are plenty but it's not always needed. To create a good,...

Bvckup 2, backup software worth considering

Early in February I blogged about experiences with a Private cloud or NAS solution . Plus early stage experience with a backup application/service called Bvckup 2 . Now, as usually is the case, software was included in the NAS package. Some was useful, some was fairly useless, and the backup aspect of the software package really was useless. The solution? Spent $20 on an application...

Wordpress & lay-out: less is more

Web design and content presentation trends have changed a lot over the past 10-20 years. Long gone is tolerance for, and patience with, 100+ lines paragraphs, cluttered pages, word and function density beyond sensible measures. With better tools and platforms previous layout and presentation methods have gotten their renaissance. Use of large fonts, lots of air on the page surface, plenty of space. This was...

How to get rid of bots

... would be THE tip of the year for any homepage owner or site administrator. Especially a method to completely and auto-magically exclude any type of traffic not driven by human interaction. Sadly, getting rid of the bots or agents that probes or scans the WWW every hour, minute, second or millisecond is, literally speaking, impossible. It would be like trying to get rid of...

Tags and tagging in blog

Finally that too is done, well at least for the blog, see no point in tagging static information pages, those are few, will remain few and are easy to find. I didn't build or incorporate tagging and taxonomy into this site from the beginning, simply because a blog wasn't part of the original plan. It wasn't until later I decided to enable the blog, later...

Special characters "nightmare", easy fix

Yes, this one I just had to share, even if the problem and solution only matters to a very few. Or maybe only matter to me. If nothing else then I at least know where to look or search next time I stumble into a similar issue! The problem and problem scenario might be related to HTML pages, PHP or other applications, Content Management designs,...

Private Cloud, some experiences

Not long ago I blogged about Public vs. Private Cloud services. Now I'll share some hands on experiences and who knows, it might be worth reading? WD MyCloud Mirror - it's alright (literally speaking) Right before Christmas eve 2014 I bought a WD MyCloud Mirror 4TB NAS or Private Cloud solution on a whim. It's called Mirror because it is a 2+2TB RAID solution. Don't...

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