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Adding Screen Options To WordPress Admin Pages

Many of the built-in WordPress admin pages have a Screen Options drop-down tab on the top right of the page.   This is used to set how many items are shown in the default WordPress tables, such as the list of pages or posts.   Some of the WordPress admin… Read more »

Adopting GitFlow As My Branching Model

A couple of months ago I noticed SmartGit, my preferred git management tool, had a  GitFlow button in the toolbar when I updated to the latest version.   Curious I decided to explore and a month later I was using GitFlow as my branching model for most of my Store… Read more »

Configuring VirtualBox As A nginx RTMP Server

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Intro This is how I went about building a version of nginx that supports RTMP media streaming on an Ubuntu 16.04 VirtualBox.   It is not a simple plug-and-play exercise but anyone with basic Linux system admin skills can get this going.

#Apple #Music doesn’t want to buy #Tidal #streaming

Not surprising. Apple already has the user base. Doesn’t help make a solid business argument when you’re losing nearly $100M per year with no profitability in sight. The current streaming business model does not work! Apple Music doesn’t want to buy Tidal http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-doesnt-want-to-buy-tidal-2016-9

The death of #localhost and the rise of #cloud #development (#coding #digitalnomads)

The biggest problem with could-centric development is the 100% loss of productivity when the network is down. While not an issue for most corporate lemmings pulling their 9-5, it is a notable issue for today’s digital nomads. While corporate techies will not go away, remote workers with flexible lifestyles and… Read more »

Which country has the best #programmers? #coding #appdev

Most colleges and universities in America have woefully outdated compsci curriculum. They tend to base what they are teaching on the wishes of their top “contributors” which need tech talent for outdated technology. Case in point: when I moved my first tech company to Charleston, I could not find local… Read more »

#Apple #iOS 9.3.5 Is Now Available: Why It Is An Essential #Update

If you are using an iPhone or iPad you really should update to 9.3.5 today. http://www.forbes.com/sites/amitchowdhry/2016/08/25/apple-ios-9-3-5-is-now-available-what-is-included-in-the-update/

Amazon wants to sell a cheaper music subscription service that will only work on its Echo player

This kind of thinking in the streaming music industry is what is screwing music creatives (artists, songwriters, and everyone else involved). Unlimited music at $5/month means that for the typical listener your favorite artists are earning hundreds of dollars for a million plays of a song. Attracting listeners by screwing… Read more »

Commentary on Beijing’s South China Sea Claims Rejected by Hague Tribunal

International tribunals and organizations have ZERO power these days especially over super power nations like China. China has become far too powerful to confront with military enforcement of the findings. Why? Most corporations around the world sold their soul to China years ago in the name of profits. Nearly every… Read more »

UK has fastest mobile internet while US lags behind, says report

This is not a surprise to most Americans. US ISPs and mobile providers focus on profits over service. America has some of the worst Internet services in the world. Literally. If you think America is the world leader in technology and innovation, think again. Many of the largest and most… Read more »