Half the Internet Is Down

Half the Internet Is Down

CHECK BACK for updates in the Comments section below, and additional news stories as they appear. I’ve been working in the Internet-connected world for over 20 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this. Atlantic Magazine’s story about...

How to Choose a Great Domain Name

Your domain name is a brand identity that will represent your business for years to come. Domain names are unique — no other person or business on the internet has the same domain name. As time goes on, all the “good” domain names are getting bought...
Relocating to New Mexico

Relocating to New Mexico

That’s right — Oakley Studio, LLC is moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Along with this relocation, I’m refocusing my business in ways that I’ll describe briefly in this post. But first and foremost I can reassure all my clients that I’ll continue to provide reliable...
Pitching the President

Pitching the President

Imagine the President of the United States is making an appearance in your neighborhood, to give a short speech and present an award of some kind to an innovative leader in your community. Aware that he is coming, you request in advance to meet with him in person, to...
The Rewards of Marketing

The Rewards of Marketing

I am doing some of the very first marketing for my business that I’ve ever done — I’m offering a REWARD on a Goshen Funded crowdfunding campaign. Depending on when you read this, you may find my REWARD — a coupon for $10 Web Site...
Critical “Heartbleed” Vulnerability

Critical “Heartbleed” Vulnerability

News broke yesterday morning, April 9, 2014, about a software security issue affecting many servers on the internet — servers that billions of people routinely log into using username/password credentials. This has already been described as “the worst...
The Changing Web Hosting Industry

The Changing Web Hosting Industry

Oakley Studio is certainly not known as the Walmart of web site hosting — we provide a very secure, expertly managed, bandwidth unlimited web and email hosting service for small businesses, with a consulting webmaster on call at all hours. We offer the...
At the Genius Bar

At the Genius Bar

My 2008 MacBook Air laptop died over Thanksgiving weekend, and I was pretty sure it was a hard drive failure, so Friday over lunch I took it to the Apple Store that opened in late 2010 at University Park Mall in Mishawaka, Indiana. Bad idea. You’ll recall that...
DNS Failure and Twitter Success

DNS Failure and Twitter Success

As I am writing this post Wednesday morning, several Oakley Studio client web sites are unreachable. (Don’t worry — they’ll likely be back by the time you read this.) These sites became unreachable because  Domain Name System (DNS) servers providing...