Rule for Blogging

I’ve got a real problem when it comes to writing a blog post. Every time I sit down there are OS update to install on the cloud server. There are tiny adjustments needed to the nginx SSL configuration. There is a new WordPress theme out there for me to test out, a new plugin that will change the way I blog.

No more. I am instituting a new rule. If I don’t have three weeks worth of content lined up, I can’t make adjustments to my blog. No security patching, no theme hunting, and no tweaking until I’ve built up a reserve that could last me through a vacation.

We’ll see how well it works.

Focus on Reading

I, like most people, have let news and social media take up too much of my time. I’m a big-time news junkie and while I’m particular where I get my news from it usually come from news aggregators such as reddit, twitter, hacker news, and feedly.

In my travels across the internet I find great websites and blogs and want to stay in touch with them. Unfortunately, there isn’t an infinite amount of time so I got to cut back.

Signal to Noise

Much of my time on the internet is spent reading news so I should probably make sure I’m only getting the news I’m interested in. By interested I mean articles that teach me something instead of reinforce my viewpoints.

With that in mind I’m trying to cut down on the sites that either never update, or have too much fluff in them. This is all in an effort to read more over the course of the year. I’ve never been happy with the amount of book reading I do so now’s my chance to Focus on Reading.

WordPress to Ghost

When I heard about Ghost and how it grew out of the WordPress scene and was built with Nodejs I knew I had to migrate. and will be run using Ghost behind a NGINX SSL terminator.

So far, so good.

Update: I am back on WordPress. Ghost doesn’t provide the ability to schedule your posts. Should be a 0.0.1 version feature if you ask me.

How I Lost My $50,000 Twitter Username

> Most websites use email as a method of verification. If your email account is compromised, an attacker can easily reset your password on many other websites. By taking control of my domain name at GoDaddy, my attacker was able to control my email.