As promised, George Gerbo is back on the show (also the newest member of the Three Timers Club)! And my semi-regular co-host Marcus “Showinmadlov” Robinson as well. We discuss 2010-2019 in the sports including our favorite teams, favorite villains, biggest blunders, overrated blanks, an…
The wp-config.php file: One of the most loved WordPress feature for some, one of the worst nightmares for others.
There are countless tips and tricks in a plethora of articles, and you can’t get enough of them; however, this article is aiming to be different. In this article, we’re going to get familiar with eight new wp-config tricks that are less known than functionality such as turning off post revisions, increasing the memory limit, or other similar features.
Don’t forget to backup your installation! The tips in this article do not change any database values nor do they play with any files (except wp-config.php, of course) so you can just download a copy of your wp-config.php file, but you can backup your database and files to make sure.
Better safe than sorry—frequent backups are always good!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST! On this Christmas Day edition where I left my family at home long enough to do this, I recap Christmas morning and the gifts I received. Then I talk about Christmas mass at our church and just how good…
Project Gutenberg is the code name for a redesign of the WordPress post editor.
It’s an ambitious change set to ship next month in WordPress 5.0.Taking inspiration from Medium and appealing to web authors who use WordPress more like a CMS than a blog, Gutenberg features a block-based design for visually laying out the text and elements of a web page.
As I test Gutenberg, I keep coming back to one question: is it good for blogging? The goal with Micro.blog is to make blogging easier so that more people will have their own site instead of delegating their web identity to a social network. Gutenberg is more flexible than today’s WordPress, but it’s also more complex for someone who just wants to type in a few sentences and hit publish.
I’ve been talking about this with Daniel on our podcast Core Intuition. Many WordPress users will love Gutenberg, but there will be a significant number who just want a simple posting interface for blogging.
On this episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST, I pitch a perfect game. Not to pat myself on the back on anything but I’m really proud of this one. We start off by talking about the traditions we have for our jewelry and then i eulogize a friend while talking abou…
In the next week or so, ovens around the country are going to be filled with all sorts of baked goods ahead of Thanksgiving. Pies. Cookies. Biscuits. And lots of stuff in between that I will probably eat, even if I have no role in baking it myself. In recent years, a key tool that will enable such rapid-fire baking with startling efficiency has gained widespread popularity among cooks. It’s called by a variety of terms—“baking sheets,” “parchment paper,” “backpapier,” and others. The question, as originally posed by fellow writer, word obsessive, and fan of nerdy things Gretchen McCulloch, is this: Where did this object, and the terminology behind it, come from? This sounded like a mystery that I could add a little clarity to.
Not to be confused with Episode 43 from December 2017 (I would rename this one but to be honest… I don’t want to)! As December creeps along, I return with a whole bushel full o’ spoilers! First up is a recap of the events of The Walking Dead Season 10 thus far, then a quick jaunt …
Did you ever imagine that an “Ice Cream” could shake the entire General Motors? In 2010, the Pontiac Division of General Motors received a very funny complaint from one of its customers. It was so weird & bizarre that it took the entire General Motors by storm. However, on reading the entire Case, this definitely caught our interest and we realized that this is by far an epic case of ‘Customer Care’. It teaches us that however weird the complaint is, never under estimate your Client!
Below is the complaint, which was received by the Pontiac Division of General Motors:
“This is the second time I have written to you, and I don’t blame you for not answering me, because I sounded crazy, but it is a fact that we have a tradition in our family of Ice-Cream for dessert after dinner each night, but the kind of ice cream varies so, every night, after we’ve eaten, the whole family votes on which kind of ice cream we should have and I drive down to the store to get it. It’s also a fact that I recently purchased a new Pontiac and since then my trips to the store have created a problem…
I have almost two whole verses written over the back half of Primo’s “A Million And One Questions” instrumental. That’s it. But I’m trying to make myself accountable for actual…
On this episode of THE BARACK OBAMA APPROVED WORLD’S GREATEST PODCAST, I’m mad. I talked about how well the Raiders were doing on Episode 130 and now they’re 6-8 with two games to go. Football is a funny thing, especially when you blow a 13-3 lead in your final home game at Oaklan…
The far side of the moon is an attention grabber for many reasons. A new mission idea capitalizes on those reasons in a project dubbed the Farside Array for Radio Science Investigations of the Dark ages and Exoplanets, shortened to this enlightened abbreviation: FARSIDE.
The concept would place a low-radio-frequency interferometric array on the far side of the moon. Jack Burns of the University of Colorado Boulder and Gregg Hallinan of the California Institute of Technology have sketched out a way to execute the mission in a NASA-funded report published last month.
This episode didn’t take that long to record but it truly feels like its been a few months since I started this whole thing at this point. This time, I re-record the first half of the episode after a recording snafu and discuss the 2013 film Drinking Buddies starring Olivia WIlde and Jake Joh…
What do you do with your old computers? The one which once had good hardware configuration but now those are considered outdated. Why not revive your old computer with Linux? I am going to list best lightweight Linux distributions that you can use on your older PC.
While our focus is on older computers, you can also use most of these lightweight Linux on relatively new hardware. This will give you a better performance if you use your computer for resource-heavy usage such as video editing on Linux.
Let’s see which lightweight Linux distro you should use.
Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, will launch a spacecraft filled with science experiments — and thousands of postcards from kids — on Tuesday (Dec. 10), but only if Mother Nature allows. The company’s reusable New Shepard spacecraft is scheduled to launch on the suborbital NS-12 mission at 9:30 a.m. EST (1430 GMT) from Blue Origin’s West Texas proving grounds. You can watch Blue Origin’s launch here and on Space.com’s homepage, courtesy of the company’s webcast, beginning at 9 a.m. EST (1400 GMT). You can also watch the launch directly from Blue Origin’s website here.
Social media is broken. It has poisoned the way we communicate with each other and undermined the democratic process. Many of us just want to get away from it, but we can’t imagine a world without it.
Though we talk about reforming and regulating it, “fixing” it, those of us who grew up on the internet know there’s no such thing as a social network that lasts forever. Facebook and Twitter are slowly imploding. And before they’re finally dead, we need to think about what the future will be like after social media so we can prepare for what comes next.
I don’t mean brainstorming new apps that could replace outdated ones, the way Facebook did Myspace. I mean what will replace social media the way the internet replaced television, transforming our entire culture?
To find out what comes next, I went on a quest. I was looking for a deeper future than the latest gadget cycle, so I spoke to experts in media history, tech designers, science fiction writers and activists for social justice. I even talked to an entity that is not a person at all.
The SpaceX Dragon space freighter, the Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply ship, and Russia’s Soyuz MS-13 and MS-15 crew ships are already there. The Russian Progress 74 that launched Friday at 4:34 a.m. is expected to dock to the Pirs compartment on the station’s Russian segment at 5:38 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9.
NASA TV and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of Progress rendezvous and docking at 4:45 a.m.
Dragon and Progress are two of four robotic spaceships that currently fly resupply missions to the ISS. The other two are Japan’s H-II Transfer Vehicle and Cygnus, which is operated by Virginia-based Northrop Grumman.
Though not a freighter itself, the Bigelow BEAM is also docked there… Bigelow_Expandable_Activity_Module The BEAM is an inflatable module that is being used as extra storage space and carrying out some experiments to judge the suitability of inflatable/expandable modules for use in space as habitats and utility compartments.
I start things off by honoring a fallen member of the Spider-Man creative team, Tom Lyle. Once I finally get my act together (no tears, just procrastination), what I thought was going to be a brief topic about Creed II turned into a whole dissection of the November 2018 sequel to the Ryan Coogler 2…
Very early when I created Hyphen Nation, I knew I wanted to talk about my love for The Devil Wears Prada. I think Marcus and I even talked about it way back on Episode #34. Almost 4 years later, I sat down with the newest member of the 5-Time Guest Club, Angel Conley. We give you a running commenta…