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Does Economic Uncertainty Create More Demand for Gold and Bitcoin?

The world is moving into a new era filled with political, economic and social instability. With reports showing how most countries including the US are running fiscal deficits, capital markets are becoming increasingly volatile as


Upcoming Changes to Let’s Encrypt Plugin

Earlier this year, Let’s Encrypt announced the end of life (EOL) plan for their original API. Starting this November, they will no longer allow new account registrations through the original API. After the original API reaches EOL, new account registrations must use Let’s Encrypt’s new API. Because of this, cPanel is migrating its Let’s Encrypt plugin to use that new API instead of the old API. Why change now? If we do not update our plugin, we …

The (Upcoming) WordPress Renaissance

It has been 8 months since Gutenberg was launched as the default content editor in WordPress. Depending who you ask, you may hear that Gutenberg is the worst or the best thing that has happened to WordPress (or anything in between). But something that most people seem to agree with, is that Gutenberg has been steadily improving. At the current pace of development, it’s only a matter of time until its most outstanding issues have been dealt with and the user experience becomes truly pleasant.

Ubuntu Linux Add a User To Group www-data ( Apache Group ) nixCraft Updated Tutorials/Posts

How do I add a user to the Apache group called www-data under Ubuntu or Debian Linux server operating systems using the command line option?You need to use the useradd command to add a user

How To Install EPEL Repo on an RHEL 8.x nixCraft

How do I install the extra repositories such as Fedora EPEL repo on an Red Hat Enterprise Linux server version 8.x?Introduction – You can easily install various packages by configuring an RHEL 8.x system to

Happy anniversary GNOME: What's your favorite version?

Gnomes in a window.

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the first GNOME release. To celebrate, we want to hear from you. What’s your favorite GNOME version? And what does your favorite version say about you? Are you change-averse or are you a pioneer of new releases? Take our poll!

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How to Install Redis on Ubuntu

Redis is an advanced persistent key-value database with a network interface and key features such as built-in replication, transactions, automatic partitioning with Redis Cluster, and different levels of on-disk persistence and so much more....

How President Trump Scooped Me on a Google Story

Kevin Cernekee, a conservative firebrand inside Google, kept a low public profile. Then, WIRED’s reporting propelled him to Fox News—and Trump’s tweets.

This Bull Run is Fundamentally Different Than the Previous One. Here’s Why

Everyone knows about the time in 2017 and early 2018 when bitcoin hit over $20,000 USD and Ethereum was sitting nicely at $1,300+. In fact, the total market cap for coins and tokens listed on

Smashing TV Interviews: The Mozilla View Source Line-Up

Smashing TV has been working with our friends over at Mozilla to bring you content from their upcoming View Source conference in Amsterdam. We’re really excited about the event that they are putting together.
Here on Smashing Magazine, we often feature articles that explain a little bit about how web technologies are created. I’m a CSS Working Group member, and I enjoy sharing the things that we’ve been discussing in our meetings, such as my post on “Designing An Aspect Ratio Unit For CSS”.

Google’s Hellish 3 Years, Trump’s Tariff Delay, and More News

Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.


Need help asking your boss to attend WebPros Summit?

The upcoming WebPros Summit 2019 is almost upon us! In talking with different members of the community, a common theme pops up from those who want to attend. “How do I convince my boss/company/employer that we/I should attend the WebPros Summit?” Never fear, we have a solution for you! Take this handy pre-formatted letter and simply replace the text that goes in [these boxes]. There’s plenty of value to attending the Summit this year, and …

Top Tools and Services for Developers in 2019

Looking to change your software development practices for the better? You already have the know-how and experience, and you always strive to improve your skills? But, if you feel you’ve hit a plateau, the tools you’re using could easily be the source of the problem. Choosing the right tools and services is always a challenge,…

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NGINX Updates Mitigate the August 2019 HTTP/2 Vulnerabilities

Today we are releasing updates to NGINX Open Source and NGINX Plus in response to the recent discovery of vulnerabilities in many implementations of HTTP/2. We strongly recommend upgrading all systems that have HTTP/2 enabled. In May 2019, researchers at Netflix discovered a number of security vulnerabilities in several HTTP/2 server implementations. These were responsibly reported to […]

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Movie Poster Designs To Inspire Your PWA Hero Images

I visited the Fandango website last weekend, hoping to find something that would give me an excuse to spend a couple of hours inside an air-conditioned movie theater. This is what first caught my eye when I got there:
The Fandango home page shows a slider with popular movies and their posters. (Image credit: Fandango) (Large preview) To be honest, most of these movie posters did absolutely nothing to motivate me to leave the house.

Talk: Mailchimp’s Director of Brand Design, Brandy Porter – Being weird will grow your brand

Talk: Mailchimp

Being weird is good for business! Mailchimp’s Director of Brand Design, Brandy Porter is responsible for defining brand quality, leading brand experiences,…

Building a non-breaking breakpoint for Python debugging

Real python in the graphic jungle

This is the story of how our team at Rookout built non-breaking breakpoints for Python and some of the lessons we learned along the way. I’ll be presenting all about the nuts and bolts of debugging in Python at PyBay 2019 in San Francisco this month. Let’s dig in.

The heart of Python debugging: sys.set_trace

There are many Python debuggers out there. Some of the more popular include:

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How to Install Redis on CentOS 7

A well-known means to improve the efficiency of modern computer applications is by enabling caching. Caching simply means keeping active data in a temporary store to make it easier and faster to access and...

What to Learn From How the Korean Government Regulates Blockchain

However, the US government’s response to the sudden demand for regulations for tech companies has been underwhelming, as they didn’t fully understand how tech companies worked. Last year’s Senate hearing showed how much they knew

How to Install and Configure latest version of Ansible on Ubuntu Linux nixCraft Updated Tutorials/Posts

I am a new Ubuntu Linux user. How do I install Ansible on a Ubuntu Linux 16.04/18.04 LTS or 17.10/18.10 desktop control machine?Introduction: Ansible is a simple and easy to use IT automation tool. One