Time Warp: Back to 2010

Well, I’m making progress on getting content moved into the new system. The old site had roughly 300 articles and 300 short news items. I’ve started with the news items and am now back to 2010. It feels like some sort of time warp, as I relive some of my past experiences in reverse.

As soon as I get the news items loaded all the way back to 2006, I’ll start on the articles. They’ll take a bit more work. So, yeah, it’s an ongoing process.

Then, later, I’ll start on the subsidiary pages…the Gallery, Portfolio, list of Presentations, etc.

Yes, I’m Still Me

Yes, KeenerTech.com is still owned by David Keener, the technical architect, cybersecurity expert, conference runner and public speaker.

For various technical reasons beyond my control, the old Rails-based site became non-operational when my hosting plan was migrated from CENTOS 5 to CENTOS 7.

I decided this was as good a time as any to move it to WordPress 4.8. All of the old content will be coming back to the site as I have time. That amounts to about 600 blog posts and accompanying graphics, so that’s going to take a while.

SiteMeter is Now Dodgy

My web site recently started periodically interrupting navigation by redirecting users to advertising pages hosted by Go.goadvs.com. Needless to say, I was not pleased.

Go.goadvs.com is a notorious example of the “advertising spam” category of malware. Generally, it infects people’s browsers by installing its own browser extension.

However, in this particular case, I traced it to the SiteMeter widget that I’ve been using since 2010. It’s clearly been compromised in some way, so I’ve removed it from the web site.

Improving Ads

This site is currently on target to make $100 in Google advertising by March 2015, which will be about 25 months after my last Google advertising payout. This seems like a challenge to me: I’m going to leverage my technical and social networking skills to see if I can cut this time in half or better. And I’m going to blog about my tactics, and the overall results.

New MacBook Pro

“The Mac is dead, long live the Mac!” I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of my new Macbook Pro. I ordered it today as a replacement for my old one, which suffered a terminal crash.