Entries by David

Backup Your Web Site Automatically in cPanel

One of the services I perform for web clients is periodically making backups of their web site. This includes backing up the web directory (all of their HTML files including WordPress and any accompanying theme files and plugins) and taking a backup of their site’s MySQL database. Rather than doing this manually, it’s easier (and […]

How Many Times Have You Been Hacked?

Half of American adults had their personal information exposed to hackers last year alone. In a recent attack at the federal Office of Personnel Management, hackers stole the most sensitive personal data for 21.5 million people. The New York Times recently created a microsite that allows you to answer a few questions to learn which parts of your […]

How Not to Launch Your Product

I recently (well, not recently, more like 294 days ago) purchased a Karma Go wireless hot spot device for use when I travel.  My in-laws didn’t have wireless connectivity in their home (they used dial-up until when they switched to broadband last year, and finally installed a wireless router a couple months ago) and on […]

Simplicity

I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity. — Oliver Wendell Holmes

GTD Review: OmniFocus

Overview I recently switched to OmniFocus as my GTD application for Mac OS X and iOS.  Now, I realize this goes against my initial criteria for finding a new GTD system, which included a requirement that the system be cross-platform, but my computer usage — even at work — has shifted to almost entirely Mac OS […]

Google Font Library Project

Someone I follow on Twitter (CodeVixen) sent out a link to Font Library, an open source project intended to tag and organize Google Fonts.  If you’re a little typography-challenged at times like I am, you can shop by tag and the site displays a sample of each font on the page so that you can see […]

Sites with Two-Factor Authentication

Looking for a way to keep your online accounts (cloud storage, banking, social media, email, etc.) as secure as possible? Two-factor verification (also known as two-step authentication, abbreviated to TFA) is a process involving two stages to verify the identity of a user trying to access services in a computer or in a network. This is […]

Can a GTD system be too simple?

I was reading an article the other day on Lifehacker that showcased how to use Apple Reminders for GTD.  The idea was that it’s so deeply embedded in iOS and OS X, that users of those platforms should find it beneficial to use it for GTD-based task management. This raised another question in my mind, […]