How To Survive A Denial Of Service (DDOS) Attack On A WordPress Site


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 !

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Greengeeks are โ€ฆ Crap, Rubbish, Awful, Terrible, Horrible, Slow, Waste Of Money


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

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WARNING – Beware Of PayPal Phishing Emails


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.

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Usually my iCloud email puts these straight in the spam folder, but for whatever reasons iCloud doesn’t recognise these emails as spam.

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Gazette Theme – A New Look For DonCharisma.org


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.
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“Creativity means believing you have greatness” – Why ? – Don Charisma’s Prompt


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

Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” – FINAL ROUND


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 ๐Ÿ™‚ … do my best, it’s all I can do … omnipotent I am not …

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New Guest Bloggers

The final invitees (and re-invitees) for TCWP are :

Matt Hankey

Janice Wald

Irene

The Gospel of Barney

Noelle aka “NAG”

Leslie swo8

Yoshiko

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

It gives great me pleasure to welcome you on board Team Charisma World People – totally looking forward to seeing what you’ll put together ๐Ÿ˜€

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100 Ways To Say – “Not The Brightest”


Not pulling a full wagon.

Not the brightest star in the sky.

The lights are on but no oneโ€™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.

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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 doesnโ€™t go all the way to the top floor.

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STOP Caring What Others Think (So Much)


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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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“Screw” by Don Charisma

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.

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To which he got over 10000 retweets and over 3000 favourites (likes) … So …

Guest Bloggers WANTED – “Team Charisma World People” – UPDATE


Team Charisma World Peopleย 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