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New Dobby Plugin Captures and Hides Unwanted WordPress Admin Notices

With the right combination of plugins and events, the WordPress admin area can quickly become a confusing mess of notices. WordPress’ notification …

Web Design

Facebook is hiring a (human) AI Editor

<i>Human: Oh sweet bot, tell us a story! A nice story! About a very wise human who worked his whole life to save everybody in the world from having to spend time manually tagging their friends in digital photos — and made a magic machine that did it for them instead!</i><p><i>Bot: That’s not really a very nice</i> …

Machine Learning

The Three Tenets of the Zen Peacemakers

Bernie Glassman explains how the three tenets of the Zen Peacemakers work to turn confusion into skillful action.<p>A Zen student begs for change during …

Adobe Is Finally Killing Flash (For Real, This Time)

Here it is, hiding halfway down the company’s latest press release, like a guillotine in a crowded town square: “Adobe is planning to end-of-life …

Software

Are you a victim of WordPress extortion? Did the hackers get you too?

Do you have a WordPress web site? Has it ever been hacked? Do you know if it has ever been hacked? Have you ever paid to have plugins installed, or …

Security

Why Some Plant-Based Diets Are Healthier Than Others

Eating a plant-based diet is good for your health — but some plant-based diets are better than others, a new study that spanned nearly three decades …

Nutrition

In Defense of Saying “No”

About this column<p>Business basics for brand creators. Because keeping up with the details shouldn’t derail your big dreams.<p><b>Have you ever worked with</b> …

Vector, Raster, JPG, EPS, PNG – what’s the difference?

If you’re confused over the difference between the many image file types, you’re not alone. When starting off a project, one of the first things we …

Graphics

The Next Solar Energy Revolution Is Hiding in Plain Sight

There’s a revolution underway to transform windows and skylights, and even roads so each can generate electricity. The solar power of the future will be built into every part of our daily lives.<p>When most people think of powering their homes with solar energy, they imagine a fleet of unsightly …

"Big Browser is watching"

Coming after improvements to Firefox and continued unease at Google's life-pervading insight, this image is outperforming the ███████ ████ Virality …

Google News

Questions & Concerns From My First Impression of the WordPress Gutenberg Editor

The new Gutenberg Editor, which is slated for inclusion in WordPress 5.0, aims to dramatically improve the editor experience in WordPress by adding …

Web Design

WordPress for Enterprise: Why Your Site Should Use WordPress

Building and running an enterprise website presents a unique set of challenges. Enterprise sites often represent large, multinational business …

WordPress

How to Increase the WordPress Maximum Upload File Size

If you are reading this post, no doubt you have run into an issue uploading files to your WordPress site and are looking for a quick fix. The all too …

Linux

Hands on with the reMarkable, the closest thing to paper since paper

Paper isn’t dead. There’s a printer in every office and that one-in-a-million idea is sometimes squirreled away in a moleskin notebook or even on a napkin.<p>“There’s still tremendous demand for reading, writing and sketching,” said Magnus Wanberg an Oslo, Norway-based entrepreneur who helped develop …

Gear & Gadgets

Seven reasons parents should care about kids and online privacy

Neglecting to protect your kid's privacy can have serious consequences<p>If you don’t want to have the bejesus scared out of you, don’t talk to an expert on kids’ online privacy. If you knew what was really out there — online predators, identity thieves, data miners — you’d lock up the internet and …

The 7 Pieces of a Successful SEO Starter Kit

You don't need a huge budget or years of experience to get started with SEO.<p>Okay, so you're interested in search engine optimization (SEO), but like most newcomers, you're intimidated by the perceived complexity of the field. To be sure, there are hundreds of independent variables that collectively …

Google’s Former In-House Therapist on the Surprising Thing People Talk About Most in Therapy

Hint: You’re probably doing it right now<p>So, whenever someone calls me, I become confused.<p>Why are they calling? Is something wrong? Is it my birthday …

Healing, Love and Peace

This rose, a hybrid cataloged as “Love and Peace,” was not always bold and colorful. When I stepped outside to water my garden one morning, the …

Japanese Art

When Mother’s Day Is ‘Empowering’

The century-old holiday is the latest thing to take on the rhetoric of commercialized feminism.<p>Mother’s Day was created when, in 1908, Anna Jarvis invented the holiday as a gesture to honor her own mother. Her idea caught on quickly: By 1914, in large part because of a campaign Jarvis waged to have …

Mother's Day

Massive Global Ransomware Attack Underway, Patch Available

This entry was posted in General Security on May 12, 2017 by Dan Moen 30 Replies<p><b>UPDATE on Sunday at 1:40PM PST:</b> New variants of WannaCrypt are now …

Malware

The Official 2015 Fall Season Hackathon Schedule

Upcoming Hackathons<p>Find, compete, and earn points for your school at the largest, most diverse student hackathons in the world.<p>Want to try our *brand …

Hackathons

5 Things I Had to Give Up To be Successful

<b>An uncomfortable but powerful truth that took most of my 20’s to internalize:</b> There’s an opportunity cost to everything worthwhile in life. No matter …

How Microinteractions Make Boring Websites Larger Than Life (and How to Add Them to WordPress)

Microinteractions are single-case interactions that revolve around the use of a product or technology. They are everywhere in the real world and …

Gut Feelings

If you've ever felt your insides twist in knots before a big speech, you know the stomach listens carefully to the brain. In fact, the entire …

Microbiome

Topic

Moderator Steve Stern<p>(@sterndata)<p>WordPresser, Third Class<p>Are you using the Genesis theme?<p>I do not use that simple one theme<p>Only the problem appears …

SEO

Hallelujah Anyway: Anne Lamott on Reclaiming Mercy and Forgiveness as the Root of Self-Respect in a Vengeful World

“Kindness toward others and radical kindness to ourselves buy us a shot at a warm and generous heart, which is the greatest prize of all.”<p>There are certain words — large, beautiful, buoyant words — weighed down by a heavy religious inheritance that make the nonreligious among us uneasy. <i>Soul</i> is one …

Cool Stuff

During World War I, U.S. Government Propaganda Erased German Culture

United States

How Society Destroys Your Creativity, In An Award-Winning Pixar-Like Short Film

Alike, a Pixar-like affair by Madrid-based animators Daniel Martínez Lara and Rafa Cano Méndez, is a 7-minute lesson on what happens to your life …

Three Poisons—the Source of the Problem

[© Getty Images]<p>As the problems of our planet grow deeper and more complex, the possibility of humanity untangling the destructive web that we have …

Spirituality