Showing posts from November, 2018

Google Thanks Veteran-Led Business

Veteran-Led Businesses are being recognized
A few month back, Google launched the Veteran-Led attribute for Search and Maps, which was great to see at the time! However, just in time for Veterans Day Google sent out a sticker and postcard to Veteran-Led businesses telling Vets to visit which has a collection of various free marketing assets Google has generated.

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These assets include things like social media posts, downloadable and printable assets with review snippets, and a 25% discount code for use at SMTHNX25 . Google also offers the ability to order your assets to have them mailed to you one time, with apparent limited quantities. It's unclear what all comes with this free order, however, we have ordered ours with holiday theming to see what shows up!

One neat thing about these assets is …

Asus RT-AX88U Router Review

Asus RT-AX88U - Simple yet Powerful
Last week we received a $300 gift card from our Newegg Business Account Executive. So, naturally I decided to spend it the same day on something I had my eyes on recently, the Asus RT-AX88U Dual Band 802.11ax (aka WiFi 6) WiFi Router.

I received it Saturday after ordering it Tuesday, which was awesome as per the usual I used the cheap free shipping. Immediately before the Michigan Football game I set it up, because I am impatient, especially with new tech toys.
Unboxing Asus RT-AX88U
First of all, the box the Asus RT-AX88U comes in is huge. I was actually kinds surprised, however, it's definitely a large device as well as is packed in a nice presentable way!

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I'm not a super fancy YouTube unboxer, so these pictures are just mediocre, sorry about that! One thing worth mentioning though is that Asus included a docume…

It's Time to Stop Pirating

Pirating content isn't just "illegal" anymore, it's being pursued
Last week I posted on Facebook:
The day has finally come! ISP's are cracking down on piracy violations. You get 1 written warning in the mail, then the next offense they will terminate your service. Sucks for those of you who live in places 1 ISP has the monopoly!

For those of you who are going to continue to pirate music, movies, TV, etc here's a list of things you can do:
-1 stop
-2 if you're too stupid to do that, don't seed the torrent, delete the torrent data as soon as you've pulled your file
-3 use a VPN, however, depending on your VPN's network and ToS they can boot you as well, lol.

Moral of the story; pay for a music service, rent digital or Redbox, don't screw artists over because you're a dick.

As could be expected, most of my friends and followers took it jokingly. What really baffles me though is that people would rather pay for a VPN and pirate content, than pay f…

Google PageSpeed Insights

Google has rolled out a major UI and data update to PSI
First noticed by Search Engine Roundtable this morning, Google has overhauled the PageSpeed Insights website, giving it a much needed Material Design look to mirror the rest of Google's products and services.

Google will now be using data from Lighthouse which is tightly integrated into the Chrome Browser in Devtools. Lighthouse is used by Lemacks Media at the end of the development cycle of our client websites to ensure the site is optimized at launch.

At this time, Google has not released any official documentation or statements about the update, however, we will be testing the updates today as it directly impacts all of our hosting clients. Lemacks Media uses the Apache PageSpeed Module in all of it's Google Cloud Platform instances.

Updates to follow

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