My business partner called me a few months ago. “We’ve been hacked” he said, and “the hosting company has shut down our hosting account”. Wow I thought, it can happen to us … Hackers can really make you have a bad day !
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
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.
I’ve been using the same WordPress.com theme ever since I started my blog, the “Titan” theme. WordPress “Retired” my old theme some time ago, and I’ve just done the same today.
Researching current WordPress.com themes I came up with a short-list. And, erm no, I didn’t try out all 384 themes, really only the latest ones.
Continue reading “Gazette Theme – A New Look For DonCharisma.org”
It’s Janice’s birthday today … 21 today I think she said … I’m a bit behind at the moment, and she’s been waiting patiently for me to publish her guest post 🙂 This is the final round of guest posts … Continue reading Bikes Of Yore – Janice Wald
I’m often curious as to why sometimes my readers don’t comprehend my quotes the same way that I do. Language, differing cultures and other factors come into play. There’s plenty of interesting conversations I’ve had – “devils advocate” is quite … Continue reading “Creativity means believing you have greatness” – Why ? – Don Charisma’s Prompt
This is my 2001th post on DonCharisma.org … Good grief is it that many, who knew ? I could post a long list of achievements, but, for me, the biggest achievement of all is all the great people I’ve come … Continue reading 2000 Posts On DonCharisma.org
It’s interesting to document one’s findings and learnings as we go along, I do it mostly for creative writing exercise, “serious” writing doesn’t interest me much. I think this will be the last post documenting my experiences in the WordPress.com … Continue reading Confessions Of A WordPress.com Support Volunteer – Final Day
Many MANY people are unhappy with the new “improved” WordPress.com editor, nicknamed “Beep beep boop”. Here’s a simple solution. I’ve seen some of the methods for restoring the classic editor, all of which I felt a bit overly involved and … Continue reading Getting Rid Of Beep Beep Boop Editor – The Easy Way
I’m sure 99% of people do it to some extent or another, it’s in our natures to do it, no big deal that’s life ! BUT, is there another way ? Are there healthier ways to deal with things, circumstances … Continue reading STOP – Taking Things So Personally
I just came across this, already over 3000 people have voted … not that I’d want to bias your vote, most of you are capable of making your own choices, but I chose – “No. I hate the new editor. … Continue reading Classic Vs Beep Beep Boop Editor – Poll
Don’t think about it for too long, it’ll hurt your brain ! Spotted this on Reddit, and though it was a pretty cool idea … someone hopefully here can explain what it actually means ! Petition To Ban Banning Petitions … Continue reading Petition To Ban Banning Petitions
The WordPress.com support forums monk, spills all again today … although less fireworks, seems I’m begrudgingly being accepted … whoopee ! … but darn it, less juicy bits to write about … never-mind, hey-ho, I’m sure I’ll make another mistake … Continue reading Confessions Of A WordPress.com Support Volunteer – Day #3
Said there might be some bunnies coming up for Easter… I wasn’t specific though 🙂 Happy Easter … Cheers Don Charisma Resources & Sources Unless otherwise stated everything here is (c) DonCharisma.org, all rights are reserved. Stock photo courtesy Pixabay … Continue reading Happy Easter 🙂
I’ve tested this on my WordPress.com blog, and should work on self-hosted blogs too. It’s a how-to to add a weather widget to your WordPress blog or website. Step 1 : Go to the YoWindow Weather Widget Page and create … Continue reading Adding A Weather Widget To WordPress
I wasn’t sure if there was going to be a day two on my first day. But I decided to persevere in the spirit of altruism to help some people with problems. Like a kind of WordPress.com support forums monk. … Continue reading Confessions Of A WordPress.com Support Volunteer – Day #2
No I don’t want to play “Dragon City” or “Candy Flip” or any other crappy game on Facebook ! … Does the fact that Susana is playing it want me make to play it more ? … in a word, … Continue reading Susana Rodrigues invited you to play Dragon City
You certainly do need a good sense of humour in the WordPress.com support forums … hypocrisy, censorship, infighting … you can see it all there on any given day … more like a schoolyard than a forum for grown up … Continue reading Censorship In Action – The Awful New WordPress Editor
I’m flummoxed by this one, perhaps one of my readers know how to do this ? On the “Add Post” page, press “Copy a post” … then I get the message : Use an existing post as a template. Pick … Continue reading WordPress.com Writing Helper – “You can mark any post to keep it at the top” ?
I’ve been on a bit of break, other commitments and “things”, so about time for the final round of Team Charisma World People.
There was a period I wasn’t able to answer comments, so apologies to anyone who commented during that time 🙂 … do my best, it’s all I can do … omnipotent I am not …
New Guest Bloggers
The final invitees (and re-invitees) for TCWP are :
Guys and gals – please see my original post for the rules, and let me know you agree on that post … that’s your first intelligence test … hint – use the search box on my sidebar or the link under my TCWP graphic 😀
It gives great me pleasure to welcome you on board Team Charisma World People – totally looking forward to seeing what you’ll put together 😀
Or “How To Be Kind And Wise At The Same Time” I’m writing this as a follow on from a conversation with my friend Irene, which was sparked by “STOP Caring What Others Think (So Much)” I used to have … Continue reading When “Cruelty” IS Kind, And Charity Isn’t a Kindness
Not pulling a full wagon.
Not the brightest star in the sky.
The lights are on but no one’s home.
Not the brightest bulb in the box.
A few screws short of a hardware store.
Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
A few cards short of a full deck.
A few fries short of a Happy Meal.
About as sharp as a marble.
Only has one oar in the water.
Smart as a bag of rocks.
A hamburger short of picnic.
The elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top floor.
At the top of my blog, just below the menu, is says – “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind” – IN FACT ON EVERY SINGLE OF MY 2000 OR SO PAGES ! …
The same line has been there for a couple of years now 🙂
So it confuses me why anyone would condescend to give me advice (in public) on my caring what other people think of me …
A recent commenter told me they thought the title of one of my photos “offensive” and went on to tell me that they thought I’d offended other people because of “reasons” (undisclosed “reasons”) … ALL ENTIRELY IRRELEVANT TO THE TITLE AND SUBJECT OF MY POST, I might add, which is why I provide a comment box …
Ricky Jervais said it pretty well :
We have to stop this recent culture of people telling us they’re offended and expecting us to give a fuck.
To which he got over 10000 retweets and over 3000 favourites (likes) … So …
Google sends me weird and wonderful things people search for … sometimes I answer them ! So here’s SEVEN SIMPLE STEPS for making bread without dough conditioners … 1. Put (strong) flour, salt, yeast, sugar and water into a bowl. … Continue reading Simple Steps For Making Bread Without Dough Conditioners
There is one thing that’s certain in life, and it’s the same for all of us – one day we will die. All those things we hold so near and dear, take so personally, are they are “worth it” ? … Continue reading Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously
Simple answer – Microsoft are predominantly and historically a software manufacturer, whilst Apple are both a hardware and software manufacturer. Apple OSX is propriety software, which is copyrighted (and probably trademarked and patented) by Apple. Apple only support it for … Continue reading Why Microsoft Cannot Run OSX BUT Apple Can Run Microsoft Windows
Haha ! … Made you look ! …Not mine but that of one of my guest bloggers. Noelle’s an all round lovely lady. As with all my guest bloggers one day she wasn’t there and then one day she was … Continue reading My Adoption Story
Team Charisma World People has surpassed my wildest expectations, having received many thousands of likes, page views and comments. WELL DONE to my team – it’s been an honour to have collaborated with you all ! We’ve published now five submissions … Continue reading Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” – UPDATE
There’s writers and then there’s writers. I don’t know what the factors are between an awesomely talented writer and one who can barely string a legible sentence together. What I do know is when I read the words someone writes … Continue reading A Gift: “Pick Up That Brush And Paint”
We’ve published submission now from three of the five of our winners. ALL were a great success in my eyes, and by the looks in readers eyes with hundreds of hits. Thank you my friends for taking part, you all … Continue reading Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” – UPDATE