I guess this is my blog now + WordPress.com vs WordPress.org

Why I am switching from WordPress.org to WordPress.com

I had my blog set to connect to WordPress.com through JetPack but it has decided not to let me do that anymore. I don’t know why. While my blog was connected to WordPress.com, though, I did not get many of the benefits of being a WordPress.com user. This seemed fair, but I was jealous of all of you who have a WordPress.com blog.

You guys get,

  • A nice looking, easy to use, automatically there “Follow” button
  • A link on your username that effortlessly directs people to your blog
  • Your posts go into the reader
  • A cool mobile app that works
  • A sweet lil community of readers and writers

WordPress.com makes networking with other bloggers easy. There are some drawbacks, though.

What I will miss about my old WordPress.org blog

WordPress.org is not free. Well, it is, but you have to host it yourself and that cost. WordPress.com is free unless you want to take advantage of some of the features that you can get by using WordPress.org. Some of the features that I will miss, but not enough to pay the ridiculous price that WordPress.com is asking are.

Here are some of the features that I will miss, but not enough to pay the ridiculous price that WordPress.com is asking.

  • Being able to upload and use custom themes
  • Being able to use plugins for free

That about it.

For me, switching to WordPress.com is totally worth it. I already had a blog open anyway.

Yup, that all I have to say. If you have any questions, feel free.



What I’m using to practice web development

As promised, here are the tools I am using to practice making websites. I have a setup for my Windows PC and my Chromebook.

For Windows

I have a windows desktop that I use sometimes (not often for coding). I use it, mostly, to test how websites will look and function on windows IE. I use WAMP because it works well and I can access my server from any computer on my network and test things that way too. Its really great to be able to act like your website is online without it being accessible to everyone. Also, it enables you to download WordPress so that you can develop, or practice developing, themes.

Here is a link to the tutorial I used to set it all up.

For Chrome

I use my Chromebook most of the time because it is portable. I can easily carry it in my bag and even use it while chasing my kiddos around the house. I’ve tried a few apps from the Web Store but i had to chose one. I chose Colud9 because it is easy to use and it works great. You can set up a work space for a WordPress theme and it will simulate a server with WordPress downloaded to it. It even has a terminal and you can set up your work space however you want.

you can check it out here

Thank you for reading my post! I really appreciate it!

Stay tuned for my next post about the online courses that I am currently taking. Spoiler alert, they are all free!

To Be Or Not To Be – Choice Between PHP And ASP .NET Development

A good article comparing PHP and ASP .NET.
I am learning PHP, currently. It had me at open source, and, WordPress theme development.

Mobile And Web Development Ideas

PHP and ASP net development have constantly remained to be the hot topic of discussion on the net, as none of the users have any point of argument or controversy so far its performance and quality is concerned, so much so that it has become difficult to make a choice while taking the first step for creating a website.

In order to avoid confusion, let us first know what PHP and ASP .net is. Well, PHP is an open source program while ASP .net development is a commercial program. Keeping in mind, the program and its needs for development purposes, you can make a comparison between the two programs in accordance to its speed, cost, support, maintenance, quality as well as its execution.

php web development

Speed V/S Performance:

It is of utmost importance to confirm the speed at which the sever communicates and also to check the speed of the browser to…

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Rest In Peace: The Great John Nash

John Nash became my hero after I watched “A Beautiful Mind” and learned that the movie was based on a real person. I wanted so much to be like him. It seems crazy but the dedication he had to his field of study, the dedication that was so destructive to his mental health that he lost a chunk of his life, I wanted to be like that. He had a theory and was going to prove it no mater what, I really look up to him.

The October Weekend

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As Mark Twain once said, “‘The report of my death was an exaggeration.”

But, I must say, it was a bit of an odd and eery moment when the breaking news flashed across my cell phone, telling me John Nash was killed in a car accident in New Jersey.

After all, being a John Nash, I had to double check my own personal well-being before remembering that I suck very badly at math and thus there was no way a headline reading, “Mathematician John Nash, wife killed” would ever be written about me.

That being said, though, having one less John Nash in the world is a sad, sad thing — especially when it comes to the death of John Forbes Nash, Jr., whose story was brought to the world courtesy of the 2001 film “A Beautiful Mind.”

I’ve always felt a kinship with “The Great John Nash” —…

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