Cloudflare

I recently went and started using Cloudflare on some of my websites. Even with the recent news of “Cloudbleed”, I am still willing to trust them. The following quote basically sums up my thoughts about them.

…it’s that Cloudflare stopped the bug within 44 minutes of finding out about it and fixed the problem completely within 7 hours.

CNET article by Patrick Holland

Within 1 hour of being told about the bug, they fixed it. I started using their service after this bug was fixed. I wasn’t using it sooner because I didn’t think my small sites needed their service, but now I am giving it a try.

Oscars

As I sit here and watch the 89th Academy Awards and go over my movie list, I notice that I would change a few movies on my list of ones to watch.

I am one of those movies goers that stays till the end of the credits regardless of if there is a part of the movie after it. I do this because there is a lot of work that goes into creating a movie and I want to acknowledge everyone’s work via the credits. It is just a small token of appreciation.

I just wish there was more appreciation for the behinds the scenes work done for the film industry.

2MASS J23062928-0502285

The study of the stars and space has always fascinated me.

Earlier today, there was an announcement about 4 more exoplanets being found near TRAPPIST-1 also known as 2MASS J23062928-0502285. The fact that some of those have the potential to be in a habitable zone makes this discovery great. Knowing that there is a possibility that there could be other life out there.

In the future, one of my planned purchases is a telescope to be better able to see what is out there.

Unfortunately, I am unable to witness the next Solar eclipse on February 26, 2017.

Raspberry Pi Projects

When I originally got my Raspberry Pi, I wanted to build a Magic Mirror with it, but after looking at the many different projects people have done, I am reconsidering what project to do.

The Retro Pi project is very appealing to me, as I am an avid gamer. The Arcade Pi project is also an interesting project to me.

A Weatherstation would interest me as well.

I just need to find my first project and finish it and then I can always buy another Raspberry Pi as they are cheap enough.

WP Remote – Review

To keep up with all the WordPress plugin and core updates on my many different sites, I have been using WP Remote to easily access and update the sites. This site was developed by Human Made Limited.

I also like the Site History feature for each site, so I can easily view what got updated and when so I can monitor changes in my sites.

I have tried other WordPress site management tools but this one is my favorite so far just for its simplicity and ease of use.

Online Education

The internet is a great place to learn whatever you want to do. Whether it be changing oil in a car, there is a youtube video for that, or starting a blog. The internet has the resources for your to learn what you want to do.

As part of my quest to always be learning new things, I am using StackSkills. Most of my courses I have gotten at a discount using bleepingcomputer.com deals. It is a great place to get courses at good deals.

Time

24 hours in a day. 10ish hours at a job a day. 7 hours a sleep a night. Leaving the rest of the time for hobbies, games and life. But even with my Google Calendar keeping me organized, part of that time is still wasted. The to-do lists and wish lists grow with each wasted moment.

Recently I have installed RescueTime on my computers to help me aid in this situation. Limiting my Reddit time, stop the switching between the many different side projects I have going through my mind, and even the waste of time known as social media.

Time is limited, need to use it smarter. Time to narrow my focus and work on my end goal.

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