How network connectivity and transit solutions are evolving in the cloud computing era

I recently came across an interesting startup, PacketFabric, that’s bringing the scalability, affordability, and transparency of cloud computing to the telecommunications industry. With their product, businesses can purchase capacity as needed and create their own private Internet backbones.

In this short post, I explore when the fundamentals of cloud computing started making their way into the telecommunications space. As you’ll see, in the near future, it will be as easy for companies to purchase transit services as it is for them to spin up virtual private servers and build things like content delivery networks. Continue reading “How network connectivity and transit solutions are evolving in the cloud computing era”

How to start a video sharing site like YouTube with ClipBucket

ClipBucket is an open source and freely downloadable PHP script that lets you easily start your own video sharing website. It’s the fastest growing video script with the most advanced video sharing and social features. You can let users create groups, playlists, collections, and much more — very similar to how YouTube does. Your users can also send friend requests and private messages to each other. Continue reading “How to start a video sharing site like YouTube with ClipBucket”

How to lessen sexism and bias with conscious speech

We communicate in one of two ways: body language and speech.

Movement, or body language, is a less conscious act than speech. Of course we can consciously move our muscles and limbs, but when we’re communicating, our body language is on auto-pilot. We’re more aware of our speech — of what we’re saying and how we’re saying it.

But even though we have more control over our speech, we still say things that offend people, history, and the meaning of words. We don’t mean to; most of us are just lazy and don’t know any better. For instance, we call women “guys” when speaking in the plural, and we call people from the United States “Americans” even though they only represent one part of the Americas. Continue reading “How to lessen sexism and bias with conscious speech”

Basic Linux commands for managing users and files

From launching my own websites with virtual private servers and working at a few tech startups over the years, I’ve gained a basic understanding of Linux system administration. In this article I’d like to share with you the commands I use most often when launching a new server in a team environment. Continue reading “Basic Linux commands for managing users and files”

How to land a full-time remote job in less than 20 days

The steps in this guide are the exact same ones I followed to land a full-time remote job in less than 20 days. And during that time, I only spent 1-2 hours a day finding jobs and applying to them. If you dedicate more time, I’m sure you can land one even faster.

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How to define meaningful and live a meaningful life

Many of us have never taken the time to define “meaningful” even though it’s the most important adjective ever, maybe the most important word ever.

I only had a definition for it after completing the steps below. And let me tell you, it’s now much easier for me to gauge whether I’m doing something meaningful. Simply because I have a definition of the word meaningful and can ask myself a simple question: Is this meaningful? If not, I do something else.
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How to create a self-hosted blog without greedy web service providers

This post was originally published on my old website Meaningful Cafe, which is why the sample URLs and code are based on that name.

This guide shows you how to create a self-hosted blog using Google Domains, Digital Ocean and WordPress. Today we’ll combine these services to produce a strong foundation for a simple blog or full-blown website. The term “blog” is used throughout this guide but is interchangeable with “website.”
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How to only target Twitter followers with Twitter ads

Sometimes you only need to target your followers when advertising or promoting content with Twitter Ads.

Unfortunately, Twitter Ads doesn’t provide an option on the Campaign page that makes you confident you’re only targeting your followers. But after running some tests I learned how to configure Twitter ads to only target the people who follow you.

In this tutorial I show you how to configure your campaign settings to achieve this. In another post I talk about a use case for for only targeting your Twitter followers.

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How to transfer your domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains

In this tutorial I show you how to transfer the management of your domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains. Transferring your domain doesn’t require any technical knowledge and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

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How to use Twitter ads to 13x engagement with company announcements

Recently I’ve been using Twitter Ads to promote blog posts that announce new features. While I don’t typically trust social media sites for content promotion, I thought I’d give Twitter Ads a shot.

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