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...
Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Oakley Studio is experiencing growing pains. Here’s an update. I’m always pleased when any of my client’s web sites “graduate” to a higher level of hosting. Sustained increases in traffic to your site indicate you’ve attracted more...
Using Gravatars

Using Gravatars

The more lively WordPress blogs around the internet develop a community of regular visitors participating in ongoing conversations in the comments section of every post.  You’ll often see small “thumbnail” images representing each person as they add...
Akismet Knows Spam

Akismet Knows Spam

One of the essential first plugins to activate in your WordPress web site these days is spam comment filtering. As soon as you start a new WordPress site, it will begin attracting spam comments — comments designed to link to other sites and sell stuff; usually...