Month: November 2016 blog archive

How I Saved Over $1,000/year With EmailOctopus - 18 Nov 2016

I’ve been using MailChimp for my Riddles and Brain Teasers site for the past five years. When I first started, it was free. Then it bumped up and leveled out at $50/month. I was okay with that. The price began another ascent when the list reached 5,000 subscribers. It leveled off at $75/month and I […]

Categories: Finances,Web hosting
Windows 7 Updates Stuck at 0% - 17 Nov 2016

Ever since Windows 10 came out, my Windows 7 updates have gotten really slow. It started taking days instead of minutes or hours to run, with no end in sight. And the whole time it was cranking my CPU fan and still stuck at 0%. My first solution was to disable Windows Updates and use […]

Categories: Computers
A Good Time To Give - 16 Nov 2016

I don’t do this every year, but in past years I’ve picked a few of my favorite free products or services and donated to them. This Year’s Donations Let’s Encrypt – Free SSL certificates. This is game changing when you manage a lot of web sites, including numerous subdomains. HeidiSQL – An easy to use, […]

Categories: Society for Coding Focus - 13 Nov 2016

You know when you need to focus but your mind keeps coming up with reasons not to? If you’re anything like me, you could use help getting in the zone every now and then (more like daily). I’ve been using for the past few weeks and it’s like the mythical Focusyn on the Simpsons […]

Categories: Productivity