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Swimsuits in the Philippines – Bikinis are not Worn where Expected

- July 27, 2017

Take a look at the picture I’m sharing. You won’t see swimsuits that even remotely look like the one in the picture at most beaches in the Philippines. It’s a bikini, most likely a thong bikini.

I’ve seen one-piece swimsuits at the beaches but not two-piece swimsuits like bikinis. Of course, I haven’t gone to any of the tourist beaches, like on the island of Boracay. Bikinis are not the norm – this isn’t California or Hawaii.

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Structured Data Markup – It’s Not Easy to Comply with Google

- July 25, 2017

It’s not easy to add structured data markup to a web page or website. That’s probably why a lot of web developers (and webmasters) ignore it. I ignored it while I was working on my custom WordPress theme.

It’s tedious to add any type of code I’m not familiar with and structured data markup is code. There are two preferred formats. Which one Google prefers depends on which of their pages you read.

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Guest Posts – You Can Now Send Articles for that Purpose

- July 24, 2017

Unlike my offer to help you make money online, you can now send guest posts. I need to grow my website and I can’t do it on my own.

I’ve had a lot of inquiries about writing to make money, but no takers so far. I don’t want to wait for people to make up their minds.

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Testing My Custom WordPress Theme – Please Don’t Laugh

- July 23, 2017

It’s only been three days since I announced I was working on a custom WordPress theme. I actually started working on it a couple of days before that.

I neglected a lot of things I usually do during my daily routines. It would never get done if I didn’t. It’s done, but I’m sure there’s a bunch of things I need to fix. I caught errors after publishing this article.

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A Custom WordPress Theme that can’t be Approved

- July 20, 2017

The main reason I’m still using the Hueman WordPress theme is because I don’t like customizing WordPress themes. After years, I still haven’t removed all the useless crud from the main CSS file.

A couple of days ago, I decided to start working on a custom WordPress theme. I would have to do a lot more to it to get it approved by the WordPress community. I don’t care to go that far with it.

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RSS Feeds with Mozilla Thunderbird and SpecificFeeds

- July 19, 2017

I’ve had my website syndicated with Google’s FeedBurner service for the last year. I always check my RSS feeds by subscribing to them using Mozilla Thunderbird. Until today.

I can’t subscribe to RSS feeds with Thunderbird if they’re on SpecificFeeds but that’s okay. [See my update below.] SpecificFeeds doubles as a feed reader and feed syndicator. They call them “followed feeds” and “offered feeds”.

I stopped using FeedBurner because it hasn’t been updated in SEVEN YEARS and it’s no longer officially supported by Google. It’s just there.

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Free Web Hosting Providers – Be Careful what you Wish for

- July 18, 2017

When I was researching static website hosting providers, I wasn’t researching free web hosting providers. Many of them fell into the same category with premium upgrade offerings. Static providers don’t offer things like database or PHP support at the basic level. Some of the free providers do.

Free blog hosting providers are mostly in the same category as the other free web hosting providers. The only real difference in most of them is the word “blog” instead of “web” or “website”. One or two providers (that I can’t remember) are blog only. That means you can’t create pages that don’t fit within the chronology.

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Web Development using the Local Host on Home and Work Computers

- July 18, 2017

Regardless of what kind of web development you do, it’s best to do it using the “localhost”.

You can use custom host names as long as you set them up right in the 127.0.0.0/8 loopback address range. For most people, 127.0.0.1 is enough.

It doesn’t matter what operating system you use. There are software packages available for almost every desktop computer operating system. I won’t say anything about mobile operating systems because I don’t believe a good web developer will use any of them.

I could be wrong, of course, as I am on so many occasions. Please prove me wrong.

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Passwords and Password Resets – It’s Time to Get Rid of Passwords

- July 17, 2017


It seems we hear about database breaches way too often. In some cases, the only things compromised are the passwords. We need to get rid of passwords.

What if I told you passwords have been unnecessary for years? There’s a much easier way to authenticate, which only drops the convenience level a little.

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Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans are Delicious and Dangerous

- July 16, 2017

I really like chocolate covered coffee beans. The only time I ate them, however, chocolate covered coffee beans didn’t like me. They look like the large “M&M” candies, which are chocolate covered peanuts or almonds, but obviously aren’t.

You can buy them in specialty stores or you can make them yourself. If you make them yourself, you can add other ingredients to create a unique taste. Don’t ask me how because I’ll never eat them again.

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