I “inherited” a hosting account with Greengeeks via my business partner. Our sites used to be hosted with them, but we’re currently moving away from them, because, to be blunt, they are awful in so many ways.
Robert Lee had this to say, which pretty much sums up how I feel about them :
“Poor customer service. Slow Servers. DDoS Attacks. Customer Support SUCKS” – Robert Lee @ trustpilot.com
Continue reading “Greengeeks are … Crap, Rubbish, Awful, Terrible, Horrible, Slow, Waste Of Money”
I’ve received now a second email from an unknown source that masquerades as an official PayPal email. The idea of the sender is to get me to disclose my login details of my PayPal account, so that they can rob me, basically.
Usually my iCloud email puts these straight in the spam folder, but for whatever reasons iCloud doesn’t recognise these emails as spam.
Continue reading “WARNING – Beware Of PayPal Phishing Emails”
For those who haven’t tried out Google’s version of the old classic Pacman game, check out a great layout from the streets of Hong Kong. Would love to try out your favourite Pacman streets…Post them in the comments so we … Continue reading Pacman eats Hong Kong
Dropbox don’t pay me to write blogs. However I use Dropbox daily and have been very happy with their (free) service for many years now. So praise where it’s due. It seems that Dropbox have bought Cloudon, and offering customers … Continue reading Dropbox Just Gave Me An Extra 1GB Storage For Free 🙂
While we all love Madonna and what she has done over the years, it does show we can all have a bad day at the office. She certainly knows how to upstage everyone. To be fair, she did carry on and finish her song, even smiling at the end! I wouldn’t want to be the guys who pulled her off the stage though. Absolutely live, two minutes after co-presenter Laura Whitmore said ‘Who knows what will happen…It’s Live!!’ Continue reading OMG – Madonna falls off stage at Brit awards LIVE
In a nutshell – cost, time and ease of use. Development of a website using WordPress is quick (compared to older methods), because of it’s modular nature, and is therefore relatively inexpensive. Once operational it’s a very very easy system … Continue reading Why Choose WordPress for Web Development ?
INTRO FROM DON – Heather as most of you know is our technical writing intern. Heather and I worked hard on this the first article we’ve published – it’s on Web Design. She’s done a great job of explaining the … Continue reading What Is Web Design?
Originally posted on Oldest Daughter & Red Headed Sister:
Another shot at a writing prompt from Mr. Don Charisma – Disapproval . Hope you enjoy! I am a bit nervous posting this one, but in true form…off the cuff it is.… Continue reading You Don’t Know Me
It’s one of those social questions that gets my back up. Until I’d read my Keith Johnstone book, I didn’t really have a way to explain why I detest this question. Now I’m half way through the book, I have … Continue reading Do I Know You? – Don Charisma’s Mini Guide To Social Retards
Originally posted on Oldest Daughter & Red Headed Sister:
The flow of music Our notes, Whispering towards me, Offering a slow start. Forever in a trance, Waiting for a crescendo, Unknown to the Universe. Imagination Did you notice? I don’t… Continue reading Imagine
Ok, so the jury is out on this one – that’s you guys … Just received this email from perhaps a genuine questioner, or could be a spammer … I’m erring to spammer at the moment … I’ve partially reddacted … Continue reading Spam Or Not Spam ?
I’ve had a few computer issues over the course of the last week. First the cooling fan packed up on my computer. Got a new fan and fixed that. Then I started having some data loss issues on my hard drives. … Continue reading Removing the SPD.EXE virus from Windows 7
I’ve received a few of these messages recently that haven’t gone directly to the Spam queue (they sit there waiting for my approval). Here’s the most recent : The message reads : When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify … Continue reading Clever Little Spammer On WordPress
I’ve been working on my revamped commercial website DonCharisma.com. We needed some icons for the animated “buttons” on the homepage: One for the building websites page, one for the SEO page and one for “contact us” page. So I came … Continue reading Web/Graphic Design – Icon Preview, DonCharisma.com
I’ve been getting quite of lot of traffic off of this link that was posted on Reddit.com last year :- http://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyDesign/comments/1stjpa/doncharismaorg_because_anything_is_possible_with/ Quite funny really that someone would go to the trouble of posting about my blog on Reddit.com, publicly criticising the … Continue reading Crappy Design Of Reddit.com
I downloaded some free software to “accelerate downloads” called “Download Accelerate Plus”. It kind of works, but I uninstalled it as it was causing problems on my machine (Control Panel->Uninstall a program). I now mostly do downloads on Firefox because … Continue reading Remove The Speedbit Virus From Windows 7
Don Charisma reveals all … Thanks Mrs Food Bod 🙂 Continue reading Why we blog… Don Charisma
Originally posted on foodbod:
Good morning/evening/afternoon, whatever bit of the day you are on, I hope it’s a good one!! I recently wrote this piece for my friends health and fitness blog about my history with food; please do have a read and if you think it may help someone else who is going through any food struggles, please do pass it on. If I can help someone else to not waste years and years fretting about what they eat, it would make me very happy 🙂 http://www.hateitchangeit.co.uk/exercise/the-foodbod-philosophy/ Thank you xx Continue reading This is me…
Although for a greater part of this past week, I have felt like two different people, rather than interviewing myself, the Diva has kindly stepped in to take my place this evening. 😀 Any references you may have about my sanity (or lack thereof) can be addressed in the comments 😉 Hi Suz, welcome to my couch. I’ve been looking forward to interviewing you all month. You have some really hard acts to follow after the talent that has been here before you, you know. There was this one guy that threatened to bring his dog you know. Anyway, tell… Continue reading Fellow Blogger – ME!!!!
I like this one Belinda, disco flutterby, yay ! When can I have one for my blog ? Continue reading Or… Do You Like THIS One?
Originally posted on An Upturned Soul:
“Charisma is the numinous aura around a… …personality. It flows outward from a simplicity or unity of being and a composure and controlled vitality. There is gracious accommodation, yet commanding impersonality. Charisma is the radiance produced by the interaction of male and female elements in a gifted personality. The charismatic woman has a masculine force and severity. The charismatic man has an entrancing female beauty. Both are hot and cold, glowing with presexual self love.” ― Camille Paglia (please note – I removed one word from this quote because of what that word conjures… Continue reading CHARM IS MAgic – but what kind of magic is it?
I am having the best fun doing these Fellow Blogger posts. In the fifteen days I have been running this series, I have shared many fellow bloggers with you. Some of these bloggers I have known since the beginning of my blogging and some are relative newcomers to my corner of the blog world. However, each is wonderful in their own way. This week, I have been enjoying featuring some of my closest blogging friends and tonight is no exception. I am pleased to count this man amongst that group. His support and friendship has meant a lot to me.… Continue reading Fellow Blogger – Don Charisma
iPhoneography is fun. My iPhone 4s has 8 megapixel camera built in that produces great photos. Here’s a condensed version of what I’ve learned editing a few thousand iPhone 4s photos in Photoshop CS6. Aim – being concise and quick … Continue reading Quickly Edit A Photo In Photoshop
I’ve been keeping abreast of developments on the “Yancy’s Secret Beer Garden” forum. I logged in today to check my messages and was greeted with a customised “The Good Soldier Švejk”, their logo, who now has Don Charisma’s sunglasses. They’ve … Continue reading Don Charisma’s Sunglasses Turn Up On Yancy’s Secret Beer Garden
Well in my opinion “Solid”, obviously. WTF????? – Some odd traffic arrived in my stats. On investigation it’s “Yancy’s Secret Beer Garden” a forum, which actually isn’t all that secret, as messages are viewable by the public, and anyone can join … Continue reading Don Charisma, “Who is this guy? – Solid bro or not. ?”
Originally posted on Branch on Maybe:
After reading this post I decided to have some fun with search engine auto complete. First up Google and Bing… Continue reading Google vs Bing…
Originally posted on Danny Boy:
The sunsets during the winter months are more spectacular for me. The lack of haze means the colours are much more vivid. This panorama is a series of 8 photos which has been blended together using the free tool Hugin. I have only started using this software and have hit a few bugs. But I hope you agree the results are pretty awesome. BTW, the dimensions of this image have been reduced from 13450 x 3633 or a massive 47 megapixels. If you have any questions about how to do this, do leave me a… Continue reading Sunset panorama
Only kidding I don’t quit that easily, but the thought did cross my mind. I am however more than a bit cheezed off with having had my blog suspended for 24 hours. Also apologies to anyone who has tried to … Continue reading Don Charisma leaving WordPress.com
Occasionally I walk past a mass of greenery and colour and think wouldn’t it be nice to take a picture of that. Well today I did, … Continue reading Beautiful Flowering “Creeper” Bush, My first HDR Panorama
Originally posted on TalesAlongTheWay:
Though it looks like our chipmunk, this is a squirrel found only in parts of India. We noticed them scooting up the trees and across the lane where we lived in Ahmedabad. The first significant encounter I had with this tiny animal was in Agra. You might remember the most famous building in Agra is the sublimely beautiful Taj Mahal . I was walking through the windy, narrow streets with several of the girls going back to our hotel. We noticed that at the nearby intersection, traffic was completely stopped. Several men were standing in a circle in the center of… Continue reading Tiny Indian Squirrel
Originally posted on TalesAlongTheWay:
Mother Cow is the queen in the pantheon of sacred Indian animals. In fact, she stands head and shoulders above the rest. There are group all over Indian demanding the government name the cow as the national animal to replace the tiger which currently holds that honor. You might wonder how this all came about. Many years before the pyramids were built in ancient Egypt, or written law chiseled into stone by Hammurabi, or paper invited by the Chinese, the Indian people had given up their nomadic wanderings. They had settled down to an agricultural lifestyle.… Continue reading Holy Cow
Originally posted on Mark Bialczak:
It’s cold and beautiful at Onondaga Lake Park, just outside of Syracuse. Sometimes I let too much time go by between my visits to the shores of Onondaga Lake or the winding creek that feeds it. My view, you see, is that the body of water smack dab in the middle of New York State has lots going for it. Reputation be damned. My fellow Syracusans know the history. Here’s a short primer for the rest of the world: For too many decades, a big chemical plant used the waters of Onondaga Lake as its… Continue reading The walking trails along Onondaga Lake shouldn’t be a dirty little secret
Here’s a gallery of Photos WITHOUT HDR and WITH HDR, it’s a remarkable difference. (Taken with iPhone 4s) All photos are direct from camera (no Photoshop’ing … Continue reading Beach Walk, HDR Photo Comparison Gallery, Thailand Nov-2013
I discovered my iPhone has built in Panorama function. For some reason I’ve grown to love stitching photos together and making panoramas, and usually I do … Continue reading iPhone Panoramas, Beach, Thailand Nov-2013
I recently discovered a set of Toshiba Service Manuals for around 200+ laptop models (and download links thereof). I was going to post the links on my blog to share with you. But I thought I’d investigate first, as recent … Continue reading Toshiba Censorship, they don’t want me to repair my own laptop(s)
I’ve been posting some photos from Australia (and other places) as and when my friend Chris Herron sends them over. I had been adding my own logo, and decided that it would warrant doing a logo for him also. Chris … Continue reading Creating a Heron Logo (in Photoshop)
Congrats Travelling Macs, I hope that you will be as successful as you want to be:) Continue reading Thanks Don! You are Awesome!!
It’s been two months since I wrote what’s been lovingly nicknamed “Virgin’s guide to SEO”. It’s probably been the most popular post that I’ve done with more than 250 likes. It’s a really hard act to follow, and I hope … Continue reading Virgin’s Guide to Promoting a Blog or Website (Ethos – Part 2)
I’ve just completed a statistical analysis on when people comment on my blog. To be more exact, what times of day and which days of the week. Obviously there are many factors that can skew these types of studies, so … Continue reading What is the best time of day to post on your blog?
I’ve just received an email from Buffer app, their website has been hacked and the hackers have been posting Spam messages on Twitter and Facebook from Buffer app. I thought my readers might want to know. For more information visit … Continue reading Breaking news – “Buffer” app hacked, passwords and credit cards safe