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WordPress Optimization – A Comprehensive Guide for Professional Blogging

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Running high traffic sites means WordPress optimization is absolutely crucial. I spend a lot of time reading, thinking, and testing configurations to constantly improve the performance of my WordPress blog, as well as the server load. When sites are getting over 100,000 visitors per month, every millisecond counts. Whether you are running a blog, enterprise …

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Photography Gear Upgrades

Photography Gear Upgrades

As a professional photographer for over 10 years, and an amateur for much longer, I’ve slowly accumulated a collection of gear and equipment which can make a photographer’s life so much easier. After being asked over and over for specific tips by friends and professional peers, I’ve put together this guide on gear upgrades every photographer should have.

Seeking Quiet in Noisy Spaces

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Recent travels took me through North Dakota and South Dakota, where I often found myself wondering where all the quiet places had disappeared to. Thinking good and proper remote places were carefully selected, I found myself quite often wishing for a bit less noise. Deep in the land of the large trucks, camping and sleeping outside lent itself to a lot more road noise than expected.

Coupled with a fitful night of sleep at a motel and way too many crying babies on planes, I was ready to make a change to improve my quality of sleep while traveling. I needed something that could travel easily in a variety of environments. It should help me get the much needed sleep I deserved – a key ingredient to epic adventures. After a ton of research, I discovered the Bose Noise-masking sleepbuds.

Optimizing My Home Office For Lightning Fast Speed and Efficiency

Optimizing My Home Office For Lightning Fast Speed and Efficiency

In my quest for continually improving my quality of life, I decided it was time to revisit my internet situation and entire home office. I have had the same internet and networking scenario for the last 6 years and a recent bill from Comcast prompted me to make some changes. I had several goals for …

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SSL Certificates and HTTPS – A Guide to Proper Installation and Configuration

SSL Certificates and HTTPS - A Guide to Proper Installation and Configuration 4 A SSL Certificate, or Secure Sockets Layer, is that thing that can turn your browser green. This neat little thing validates the website is real and hasn't

A SSL Certificate, or Secure Sockets Layer, is that thing that can turn your browser green. This neat little thing validates the website is real and hasn’t been tampered and can load over HTTPS. HTTPS, or HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure is what creates creates the secure and encrypted connection between your browser and the website. This …

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