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“I say there is no darkness but ignorance.”William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night William Shakespeare warned us that there is no darkness but ignorance. Applying the quote to this blog post, there are two darknesses -- ignorance, and also the darkness that envelops the Featured Image on the newly released Twenty Nineteen theme! Darkened and Color Enhanced [...]

Using Artificial Intelligence to create predictive systems

The early days of Artificial Intelligence The term Artificial Intelligence (or AI) was coined in the mid 1950s.  The technology was heavily funded by the Department of Defense for many years. Unfortunately, the practitioners at the time were overly optimistic and failed to plan for some of the difficulties that they eventually faced. By the mid [...]

Business & Technology Planning

This article explores basic ideas that you should keep in mind as you are starting or continuing your business.   It is intended to provoke deeper thoughts for you and your executive team.  From business continuity, to free coffee and free WiFi, we'll look into ideas that are important to businesses... and to customers. Business continuity [...]

The story of the “as a service” sisters — SaaS PaaS IaaS

Cloud service providers are in the news every day.  Whether it be that Disney or the NFL is "moving to the cloud", or that a vendor is forcing Cloud adoption with their offerings, Cloud is newsworthy.  And be it Microsoft's Office365, Amazon Web Services (AWS), or Google Cloud Platform, (three of the main players), Cloud [...]

Information Warfare and the Software Developer

I hear you fancy yourself a software developer? Great! Me too. But what is your take on hackers and the craft of cyber warfare? Do you think you write hack safe code? Fact is, people are out there that want to Cyber crime hacks get on your systems,get on your customer's systems,get your data, orotherwise [...]

How to prevent content filtering from affecting your bottom line

Content Filtering companies have gained quite a bit of traction in the Computer Network Defense (CND) industry. The goal of content filtering is to attempt to stem the carnage that malicious sites can wreak on unsuspecting individuals and companies by blocking access to malware and other forms of ransomware.  The filtering engines work by way [...]

WordPress: Configure WordPress to work from a Sub-directory

Most of us are familiar with files, directories, and sub-directories.   In the art of computer science (yes, that "art" v "science" reference was intentional), directories and sub-directories are a way to organize files into a meaningful hierarchy.  WordPress installations rely on this hierarchical file organization to make sense of the thousands of files that are [...]

Managing multiple WordPress sites

Managing multiple WordPress sites is no easy task. While managing a single WordPress site in itself can seem difficult at times, managing many WordPress sites concurrently requires keeping track of multiple security updates, different Plug-In updates, Theme updates, backups, usernames and credentials, and Firewall settings. Fortunately, this is a common problem for many WordPress managers. [...]