Jeff Hawkins’s answer to What is a free alternative to Cloudflare? – Quora

I do a lot of work on WordPress based websites. A lot of them are mine.To me the ideal setup is a shared host for my WordPress, a database over on a VPS or something, a CDN and the free CloudFlare to start. Run the CDN and Cache Enabler plugins and my favorite ‘KeyCDN’. Ideal setup. Cheap!!! Robust!!!With that you have the best setup to grow and to deal with problems.

Source: Jeff Hawkins’s answer to What is a free alternative to Cloudflare? – Quora

Product Reviews in the WordPress Ecosystem: Honesty and Genuine Experiences – WordPress Tavern

This post appeared first at https://wptavern.com/product-reviews-in-the-wordpress-ecosystem-honesty-and-genuine-experiences

I don’t write fluff pieces. I call ’em like I see ’em. If your project is a dumpster fire, I’m going to say it’s a dumpster fire.

Whenever someone comes to me in hopes that I review their product, I give them some form of the preceding paragraph. It doesn’t matter if it is a plugin, theme, web host, or some other product. What matters is that I write my review with honesty and offer my genuine opinion about the thing they built.

I rarely read most product reviews in the WordPress community anymore. Far too often the reviewers are not offering their genuine experience with a product. You get something like “XYZ is a multi-purpose theme that is built for…yadda, yadda, yadda…” Yawn. It reads as if publishers are trying to sell a product.

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7 National Wildlife Refuges Just Outside Major Cities

This post appeared first at Outside Magazine: Travel

Living in a big city doesn’t mean you don’t have access to the wild outdoors. The National Wildlife Refuge System, an initiative within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages 567 national wildlife refuges, including 101 urban national wildlife refuges located wit...

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Incorporating a few Old School Blogs into our Stream Here.

I have a list of ‘Old School Blogs’ from somewhere (I can’t remember where). I’m working my way through them and have a subsite over on my OffLine Task Handler Server to pull feeds from there to then reflect those selectively back to here.

https://meanderthal.executivewp.com/2019/10/12/old-school-blogs/

I can’t pull all the posts from all the feeds to this site as it would overwhelm the “Poor Lil’ Ole’ Meanderthal Blog” but I think a random snippet reflection here would be a fantastic addition and I’m looking forward to building that over the next couple weeks.

Stay Tuned!

 

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A Wild Odyssey with the World’s Greatest Chef

This article appeared first at Outside Magazine: Culture

At midlife, food writer Jeff Gordinier felt like he was sleepwalking. His marriage was crumbling, and he’d lost his professional purpose. Then he got a curious invitation: René Redzepi, the superstar head chef of Noma, in Copenhagen, asked Gordinier to join him on a quest to Mexico to find exceptional tacos. ...

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Why the Indie Web movement is so important – Dan Gillmor

Suppose you could write in your personal blog and have a summary of your post show up on popular social-media sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Facebook – and then have responses on those sites show up as comments in your blog? You can, and if some talented programmers have their way you’ll soon be able to do so easily. In fact, it’s what I’m doing right now with this post, which is also running at Slate Magazine.Why would you or I want to do this? Simple: We’re in danger of losing what’s made the Internet the most important medium in history – a decentralized platform where the people at the edges of the networks – that would be you and me – don’t need permission to communicate, create and innovate.

Source: Why the Indie Web movement is so important – Dan Gillmor