Windows 10 – Day 1 – Initial Reaction

This is the start of a blog series on the latest operating system from Microsoft. Today is the first day I’ve used it, so keep following my daily updates on what happens on my adventure into Windows 10. Today is a big day for tech bloggers. Microsoft just released Windows 10 as a free upgrade to owners of either Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 operating system. If you haven’t yet upgraded, you can do so by visiting Windows Update, or by downloading the upgrade directly from Microsoft.

It’s time to update to Windows 10 – Download it here

Tonight is the night that Microsoft drops Windows 10 on the world. The update comes behind one of the most controversial entries in their Operating System series, one which redefined various aspects of the experience. Like most changes, people didn’t take well to it. I myself wasn’t a big fan of the Start menu screen until one day it occurred to me that it’s really just a better organized and much larger version of the regular Start menu we’re all used to. After that, I loved it.

Which WordPress caching plugin performs best for you?

Over the last few months, I’ve noticed more and more sites I’ve worked with are using WP Rocket. For those who don’t know, WP Rocket is a caching plugin for WordPress. It is a commercial plugin, so you do have to pay for it, but it aims to take remove the complexities that other caching plugins carry (I’m assuming they are about W3 Total Cache). I myself am a W3 Total Cache user. I’ve seen it reduce the load time of websites significantly, so it’s certainly one of those plugins I recommend and use.

Back to Windows Phone

I’ve finally had enough of my Sharp Aquos Crystal Android phone. The inability to type messages finally got to me a few days ago so I made the switch back to my Windows Phone. I started to think the issue might be an app, a combination of apps, or something similar, so I wiped the phone out and set it back to factory defaults. Clearly, that was not the issue, but rather the phone itself is. Based on my TV, Sharp has served me well.

CPanel backup to cloud services is a feature we need and deserve

A feature request on the CPanel.net website is asking for the control panel maker to implement a very useful addition to it’s already heavy arsenal. Almost a year ago, a customer named rclemings posted “Backup to Google Drive/Dropbox: Option to send cPanel backups to Google Drive (and Dropbox too?) as well as S3.” Since then, 117 other people have up voted this request. It would be nice if CPanel would hurry up and take this request seriously. This feature would be hugely beneficial to their customers.