best and worst gpl sites and clubs

Best and worst GPL sites and clubs

If you have a WordPress site, you probably use a lot of plugins. Your biggest problem might be incompatible plugins. Developers deserve to be paid for their work and if you use a plugin on a commercial site, you will definitely want automatic updates and support. Sadly, many sites do not offer refunds if plugins do not work on your site.  As they cost up to hundreds of dollars, it can be annoying to pay for a piece of software that crashes your site and is just not working for your specific configuration. That is where GPL sites come to play. As the code is based on open source code, it’s… Read More

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Amazon is not blocking VPN connections completely

UPDATE For now, Amazon allows the use of your hardware again, I can imagine a lot of people were complaining. That does not change the fact that they tried. Amazon goes Orwellian Since the latest software update, that you cannot reject as Amazon forces it on their devices, trying to use a VPN connection renders your Firestick obsolete. Even though you paid for a piece of hardware, Amazon takes the freedom to restrict your right to use it any (legal) way you like – for instance via a secure, encrypted VPN connection. Amazon censors and limits the use of hardware you paid for Obviously, it is Amazon’s good right and… Read More

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How to block bad bots for good

UPDATE*** I forgot to mention a fabulous free WordPress Plugin called “Stop Bad Bots” – it helps some http://stopbadbots.com/ ***UPDATE While the number of human visitors to my website (https://www.aurorasa-coaching.com) is the right size for my business, the number of bots is not. WAS not. Since today, GDPR is the law if you serve European customers or visitors. If you are self-employed, freelancer, solopreneur or an entrepreneur, you do not have an IT department to take care of things. And you do not have time to spend half of the day with fighting bad bots. And perhaps you feel like me that at the point where you would have to pay for… Read More

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Is AppSumo going down the drain?

Update April 2018: Sadly, it happened what was supposed to happen. All users of the tool received a warning from LinkedIn, many got banned. I hope everyone’s account will be reinstated and everyone else learns from this. End of Update As Y’all know, my friends, I am not an affiliate marketer or online marketer. I’m just a coach/trainer who needs some tools and services to run his business. How happy have I been when I came across AppSumo: Honest and down-to-earth wording Great deals Trustworthy Wonderful community feel Unspammy Credible offers Talented at finding the “next big thing” It was love at first sight. Finally, I found a place I could… Read More

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Facebook’s new data privacy nightmare Onavo

  Spyware in disguise – Onavo Onavo is the name of Facebook’s newest trick to get even more of your data. It’s easy to follow you around while you’re using a desktop computer or laptop. But it’s much harder to collect your mobile data as soon as your outside of the Facebook app. As more and more users are using smartphones, Facebook feels the need to figure out how they can get to your data. Privacy nightmare Facebook Perhaps it’s my background. For six years, I sold data-mining and artificial neural network projects. From simple applications (for instance, an insurance who can accurately predict on the day you get diabetes… Read More

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Geo Country IP Block

I’m about to do something horrible and it’s really hard on me. This article is just reflection. It does not contain any advice, review or anything like that. My coaching blog (https://blog.aurorasa-coaching.com) has more and more and more problems with spam, hackers, scrapers and other negative occurrences. News like this are not news anymore. It happens every day: https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2017/04/home-routers-attacking-wordpress/ The problem can be pinpointed (80% of attacks) to several countries (and proxies.) It’s a few countries where I have no subscribers, no social interaction and no buyers. On one hand, I would love to offer my content to everyone who might benefit from it – no matter if they would or… Read More

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Entrepreneur Brainwave Entrainment Kit – JUST RELEASED

  7 wonderfully effective sessions to keep you going! On sale until Christmas – it doesn’t get better than this. Buy now How does it work? Depending on our state, our brainwaves “swing” differently. For instance, when we are angry, asleep, excited … Brainwave Entrainment stimulates our brainwaves to swing in the frequency that serves us. It can calm us down or make us awake. Headphones are not necessary but they enhance the effect. You can listen with your eyes open or closed. If you want to learn more about Brainwave Entrainment, I have an educational email series you can grab here: https://www.aurorasa-coaching.com/beg1 1. The successful brain (28 minutes) helps to… Read More

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Facebook / Google – War on the Expense of the Consumer

  What is the Google : Facebook about? Yesterday, Google announced that they will remove their YouTube app from all Fire devices. Fire phones, Fire TV, Fire Stick, Fire Tablet as well as Echo. I don’t know how you feel about the politics between Google and Amazon. I, for one, am getting pretty tired of it. As an additional punch in the face, Google reports this via in-app messages. When I started YouTube yesterday, I was greeted by a message that YouTube will be unavailable on my device from 01/01 and I was offered a list of devices that are still supported. It’s probably save to say that this will… Read More

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Appsumo vs Stacksocial – What is better?

AppSumo and Stacksocial are two of the better known “deal sites.” The promise is that you can find unique deals with savings you couldn’t find any other place. Until I came across AppSumo, I didn’t have too much experience with “social shopping” communities as a buyer. I knew a little bit about how these sites work because I tried to make a deal with a site a few years back. The site was called Living Social. My impression was that they bleed the vendor to death while the offer they put out does not reflect the meat they cut out of the vendor’s body. In other words: My impression was… Read More

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How to install Nord VPN on Amazon Fire TV Stick

UPDATE JAN 2018: Amazon has released a new update that makes the use of VPN impossible. For now. What still works with Netflix (but not Amazon Video) is to use VPN at router level. I’ll post an update with a better solution asap. Do you happen to still remember Monty Python? And now to something completely different. Run Kodi + VPN on your Fire TV Stick Do you know what giving procrastination is? I just made that up. I feel so overwhelmed right now with how to structure my Coaching Website that is in urgent need of re-design that I decided to let my brain do the work while I… Read More

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