SuperDrive on a USB hub

If you’re looking to put some distance between your MacBook and your SuperDrive, you may be tempted to use a USB hub.  Unfortunately you have to go through a few hoops to do this.

User Deletions and CAPTCHAs

Apologies for the few legitimate users on my server, but I had to make a purge due to too many spam users. I’d originally made use of SI CAPTCHA, but it appears that approach is just far too simple for spambots these days. reCAPTCHA is a popular solution as well but also proved ineffective. So […]

Evaluating Mail Providers

In my quest to leave Bluehost as my web hosting provider, I needed a solution for my email.  Uncertain as to whether my next provider would satisfy my email needs, I decided to search for email-only providers.  Here are some of my findings…

What is Plus Addressing?

Plus Addressing is a very simple way to have multiple “discardable” email addresses with no-hassle.  Basically you add a “+tag” to your username.  So for example, if your email address is, you can add a “+” then any word you want.  This gives you a few options when handing out your email address to online […]

Webhost Migration

After about 10 years with Bluehost (2007-2017), I finally decided to switch hosting providers.  Bluehost has served me decently over all these years.  I can’t say I’d been 100% happy with them, but they did server their purpose.  However, due to various reasons (performance, quality, service, etc.), I’ve finally decided to switch hosting providers…

Speeding up WordPress

Personally, I’ve come to the conclusion that dynamic websites are the wrong way to go for a blog, but that’s the topic of a whole other article.  For now, if you want something easy to setup and well supported, WordPress is the dominant player.  But how do you make it fast?