Stepping into AI: #1 Amazing Adobe Firefly
Today I was approved to try Adobe Firefly Beta! Their Facebook group is full of stunning images that help me realize it takes a special talent to describe the images you want Firefly to generate. The imagination on these creators is impressive 🙂 How complicated is it? Creating images in Adobe Firefly was easy! After…Read More
Google Sheets Dropdown Chips – I’m gonna love this!
Today’s helpful tip when I logged in to Google Sheets was how to use “Dropdown Chips.” Some people I work with rely heavily on Google Sheets to share tasks like price updates. There are several repetitive fields, such as the one I label “TYPE” to tell if an item is retail, wholesale, or bulk, and…Read More
Replacing WPBruiser with CleanTalk
For over two years, WP Bruiser did an excellent job protecting my WordPress websites from Spam. The few unwanted comments that made their way through could have been eliminated by adding a $10-15 per year extension. I was ready to purchase the extension when Mike at NetSpeedia pointed out that it has been over two…Read More
Opt out of using Microsoft Authenticator (or turn it back on)
Account authentication can be a valuable tool for keeping information safe. But sometimes, the inconvenience outweighs the benefits. I was recently contacted by someone who does not want to use the Microsoft Authenticator app. I had a hard time finding where to opt out of this, so I am sharing my notes. Why opt out…Read More
Make shut down really shut down on Windows 11 – And bring back Hibernate!
Thank you Hardware Savy for sharing this! Open Control Panel Search for “Power” Click “Change what the power buttons do” On Shutdown Settings, uncheck “Turn on fast startup (recommended)”You may have to click a link to give administrator privileges to “Chagne settings that are currently unavailable’ I saw that there is also an option to…Read More
Network Stuff – Suggestions
Ethernet Switches Ethernet Cables Switch for 2 PCs to share same mouse/keyboardRead More
My puppy broke my iPhone SE home button!
Puppies can be destructive. Today mine decided to dine on an iPhone and charger cable. Now my iPhone SE home button does not work. I am happy to report that the Otter Box did its job. My phone appears to be fine other than a small poke on the home button. … But that…Read More
Time to for a new laptop! Why I switched to a Dell XPS 15 9510 from a Dell Precision 15 7000 Series (7510) Mobile Workstation
The Dell Precision 15 7510 Mobile Workstation has served me well for over 5 years. But it is finally time to upgrade to the XPS 15 9510 What is wrong with my Dell Precision 7510? Reliability: These last few months have seen several blue screens. I have connection issues more days than not. Yesterday my…Read More
Updating PHP in cPanel MultiPHP Manager, “Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension”
As time goes on, upgrades become a necessity. Not only do they give access to new improvements, but they also help protect against known vulnerabilities. I have upgraded PHP on a lot of Hostgator accounts this month as WordPress warns site administrators: “PHP Update Required WordPress has detected that your site is running an insecure…Read More
SellBrite makes inventory syncing and shipping easier!
I was first introduced to SellBrite years ago as an easier way to manage eBay listings. It sounded awesome! But not worth the extra cost to my client. The Decision To Try SellBrite By 2020, that same client had enough different selling channels that we felt the need to start syncing at least some of…Read More