2018 New Year's Resolutions & Objectives (SMART Goals)

Every year, Millions of people are determined in one way or another, to make a positive change in their lives; myself included. However this year,  I have less of a Resolution theme and more of an Objective like SMART Goals (Specific Measurable Aforethought Realistic Time-bound). This is not the typical Corporate SMART or ASMART goals that management gives you, tying it to your Merit Increase raise at the end of the year. These goals are for me and my life, to make me more independent, efficient/productive, knowledgeable, and skillful. These goals will each have milestones, and progress reviews each month. I intend to write about them each here on my blog, at least once per month, in my progress review. Without further ado, here are my Objectives.

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New Product Page Layout, for ProSoft

I have recently designed a new website, that is launching soon at work, and wanted to share the new layout. I like it, and think it will be really friendly to search engines. All in all, I think it will be a good success. This is a really long page, and this specific product, doesn't show all of the sections available. It is missing the Videos, Customer Success, Certifications, and others.

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How To: Mount Remote Folder via SFTP

Have you ever wanted to work with files on your remote server using your favorite text editor (which doesn't support SFTP)? I know this was a struggle for me, until I switched my laptop to Linux. Now I can just mount the folders from my server to my local filesystem, and use GEdit (gnuedit). Basically Linux (and other *nix OS) is Awesome! Being able to take small applications and make them work together is a huge benefit.

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Nginx .pfx SSL Private Key

I was just given an .pfx private key, and to my knowledge Nginx does not support this key format. So let's convert it to an .rsa file format. If you are on linux, this is super easy using the command line openssl program. If you are on Windows, I have no idea how to do that. But you could probably upload the .pfx file to the *nix server that is running your Nginx instance, and convert the file there. So let's get started.

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Why did Google create Google Chrome Browser?

2017-10-26 Google, Browsers, Conspiracy

In an odd twist around 2004 Google cooked up a scheme. Not only to take more share of the internet as service provider, and increase the Intelligence behind their premier products Google.com the search site, AdSense, & AdWords. But, they also were going to mine, collect, connect, and horde individual internet user behavior data. This scheme starts with the release of Google's Gmail service in 2004 and continued with the development and release of Google Analytics in 2005. But wait, it doesn't end there; subsequently they released the Chrome Browser in September of 2007. What these all have in common is your data, being stored by Google and available for their use, to "Better" their existing Search, AdSense, & AdWords offerings.

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