Author: wpadmin

Taxpayer-Funded Networks – all that bad?

I saw an article fretting about taxpayer-funded broadband projects in Texas Monitor. It cites a “study” by the Taxpayer Protection Alliance Foundation that purports to show a wide swath of “failed taxpayer-funded networks”. A little research on the site led me to realize that it’s not first-rate work – outdated, incorrect information – so I

Continue reading

WordPress Meetup in Londonderry

I’ll be speaking next month at the WordPress Meetup about the using Docker to host a development WP server on your laptop. Here’s the writeup: Docker for WordPress Docker enables developers to easily pack, ship, and run any application (including WordPress) as a lightweight, self-sufficient container which can run virtually anywhere. For WordPress users, this

Continue reading

Fake News News

I went to a terrific talk at the Lyme Library earlier this week. Randall Mikkelsen from Reuters spoke on the topic, “Fake News: What’s the Real Story?”. In it, he presented The Chart which is an analysis of popular web sites showing their bias (left, center, right) with a measure of their reliability/believability. It’s useful

Continue reading

Netflow Collectors for Home Networks

Update – November 2017: Added descriptions for the other tools I had investigated. Now that LEDE Project has an official release, I hungered for a way to see what kinds of traffic is going through my network. I wanted to answer the question, “who’s hogging the bandwidth?” To do that, I needed a Netflow Collector.

Continue reading

Monopoly ISPs are a Fallacy?

Although I usually agree with him, one of my favorite bloggers, Dave Winer, recently said this: One of the ideas circulating is that your ISP has a monopoly, owns the only way for you to get to the Internet, but that’s an old idea, it’s no longer true. Where I live the wireless vendors are

Continue reading

End of the Internet? Help us prevent it!

Hat tip to Ro Khanna‏ (@RoKhanna on Twitter) for this… A Portugal ISP (with no net neutrality constraints) appears to be charging 4.99€ (about US$5.86) per month for access to social media. And another 4.99€ for streaming video (Youtube, Netflix, etc). Oh, and another 4.99€ for streaming music. And additional charges for other kinds of

Continue reading

DRY Documentation…

DRY – Don’t Repeat Yourself – is it relevant for documentation? I recently saw this comment on a forum… I’m not sure how useful it is to remove duplication [from the documentation pages]. It’s not code… IMHO, duplication in documentation is a couple orders of magnitude worse than duplication in code (and duplication in code

Continue reading