Author: davemackey

I’m Really Liking This Scribd Thing

I’m Really Liking This Scribd Thing

I tried Amazon Kindle Unlimited (twice!) but just wasn’t that impressed. Sure, there were tons of titles, but a lot of them were of poor quality or uninteresting. Since the behemoth wasn’t able to...

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Earn.com A Little Extra on the Side

  (Post Updated: Feb 13th, 2018) What is Earn.com? Earn.com is a nifty site where individuals can receive and respond to messages from various organizations and other individuals in exchange for a few dollars....

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The Commandant by Rudolph Hoess (Book Review)

Rudolph Hoess was the SS Commandant over the concentration camp at Auschwitz during World War II. Under his direction well over a million would die (Eichmann claimed 2.5 million!). These were not primarily enemy...

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Diigo – Software I Use Every Day

Diigo (a “personal knowledge management tool”) is a browser extension that allows one to collect all sorts of information from across the web in a central repository where it can be easily accessed, shared,...

Stay Informed: Why College Tuition Has Increased So Much

Stay Informed: Why College Tuition Has Increased So Much

A topic which has garnered significant attention in recent years – and especially during the presidential campaigns – is the significant increases in college tuition and the consequent backbreaking increases in student debt. Doug...

Local Production Environment Choices for WordPress: DesktopServer

Local Production Environment Choices for WordPress: DesktopServer

DesktopServer This product is essentially a WAMP / MAMP application that has been extended to include some additional WordPress oriented functionality. In itsĀ free version the customizations that stood out to me are its inclusion...

Setting Up A Development Workstation

Setting Up A Development Workstation

What Is This? I wrote this primarily for myself – sometimes I don’t remember everything I do when setting up a workstation for development purposes…it may be of interest to others. You’ll note that...

The Leaders We Deserved by Alvin S. Felzenberg (Book Review)

The Leaders We Deserved by Alvin S. Felzenberg (Book Review)

History has the potential to be our tutor in humility. I will not claim any excellence in humility, but I will say that what humility I have is in large part due to reading...