I’ve been wanting to learn Bash for a while so I’m taking advantage of the fact that we’re all quarantined to get started with that.
I’m using the following two courses from Lynda:
The first thing I did was update Bash on my Mac using this method.
Every now and then, I have the need to transfer emails from one account to another. I mostly use Gmail, but sometimes I have to deal with other systems, such as a recent case involving my dad’s email, where he was using another system and wanted to move to Gmail.
Such moves typically involve thousands of emails, so the easiest way for me to do it is to load up the two or more accounts in an email client, then drag and drop emails between them. Before I do so, I typically make sure that everything is backed up.
See my other posts on backups:
I’ve tried out several clients and found that Mail on Mac and Outlook on Windows work best for this use case. I’d originally tried using Thunderbird but last time round I ran into a problem where if you select more than a 100 or so emails it never completes the transfer, so it was taking me ages and was very unreliable.
Thought I’d put this out there in case anyone runs into this use case and problem.
I’m wrapping up the yearly hardware and software series I’ve been posting every year with this post. I’ve mostly settled on having the latest Apple devices and a few other accessories from other brands. I’ve decided to drastically lower the time spent on optimising my software and hardware setups. I’m in a position to afford most if not all the latest equipment and gadgets and therefore it makes more sense for me to set a life span of 1-3 years for all my devices and replace them as soon as the new version comes out – in the process selling or donating the previous version of the device.
When you buy products online, especially from Chinese websites like Aliexpress or Gearbest, you might be a bit doubtful of whether the products they sell are original.
This is especially the case for small electronic goods like camera batteries. The best way to determine whether a good is fake or not is to do the following.
First, before buying, closely inspect the wording of the seller’s description. Sometimes they will write the model number in the title and use the wording “original”, but in the finer print details further down below they will not include the brand or the words “genuine” and “original”. This would usually mean it’s not an original item.
After buying, closely inspect the packaging and item and compare it to the originals. If that seems to be the same (any differences should make you seriously doubt the authenticity of the product), you can check the weight of the product. This is usually a clear giveaway. For example, I have some original Sony and Canon camera batteries, and the fake ones I bought are just a few grames lighter, while all the originals are exactly the same weight.
Looking for a new theme for your WordPress website or getting started with WordPress? There are thousands of themes out there and your website creation journey can get stalled right there as you search and search for the right theme, possibly making some bad choices.
I’ve been in the WP space for more than ten years now so I’ve seen it all.
Here’s what I consider the best themes for 2021:
I would pair these with a page builder, and the number one choice right now is Elementor.
If you can’t decide between the three themes above, consider the following:
In the end, you won’t go wrong with any of those three themes.
Learning how to build themes
If you’re interested in WordPress theme development, Chris Coyier has an excellent resource post on the topic.