I’m bringing you a new article and a new design for News47ell, featuring a right sidebar and a black 1px border around pretty much everything. I’m also launching Weekly47ell newsletter, my first ever newsletter, which will be once a week (duh) Thursday at 21:00 and will contain the latest articles published here.
After leaving The Verge which he co-founded with few other great people, and after being personally fired by Michael Rubens Bloomberg, founder & CEO of Bloomberg L.P., Joshua Topolsky recently launched a new website called The Outline. A new kind of publication as they say with a very noticeable twist in the design department like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
If you visit The Outline (and you really should) you will notice right away how daring their design is. Different typefaces, colors, and layout for each and every article. Heck, there’s articles with multiple typefaces for each of their titles, like this one.
Recently I took a DigitalOcean server for a spin to try both PHP 7 and nginx with HTTP/2.
I tried installing nginx from the package that comes with Ubuntu but it turns out that it installed an older version of nginx that doesn’t support HTTP/2.
No problem. Google comes to the rescue.
A bit of research and I found out which version of nginx support HTTP/2.
I didn’t know that nginx have a public “beta” package for people to test the latest features.
Most services call that package beta, dev or pre release.
Some companies go for unique names like bleeding edge in the case of WordPress or canary like Chrome.
Recently after I posted my very first article after a few months away, I decided to go on YouTube and watch some reviews.
The few YouTubers that I mentioned all review Computer Hardware, or talk about tech news in general. They rarely dip their toes in the Software section, which is a bit disappointing to me because I know I would enjoy watching Software reviews.
They all have tried it at one point, but none continue to do it and I’m not sure why. For example, Linus Tech Tips did few video about Google Chrome extensions, Desktop remote applications and Ninite, which all of them are for the NCIX Tech Tips channel and not his own?!
The Verge’s very own Paul Miller who left the internet for a year did a video showing the writing apps that he uses in a daily basis.
Tek Syndicate did 3 videos reviewing foobar2000, a music app for Windows that allows you to sync your iPod with something other than iTunes.
So, last night, I decided to look for some Software reviews on YouTube. I decided to look for Antivirus Software reviews, because I’ve been using an iPhone and an iPad for couple of years now and I honestly missed doing research on which Antivirus Software is better than the other and why.
It’s been 200 days since the last time I posted here. It feels like forever to me and I honestly missed writing. It’s something that I never thought I would do.
I’ve been busy this whole time doing something that I thought would make my life easier, but it turned out I was wrong. It didn’t change anything. It actually in many ways, made it worse. So I decided to leave it for now to go back and work on the site.
I couldn’t just leave something that I’ve built over the past (almost) three years. I’ve learned a lot from having my own website and writing in it. Hopefully now I will continue to learn more, exciting new things.
I might have taken a big long break, but during this break, I was doing research behind the curtain on how to improve my website and make it better day after day.
So let’s take a deeper look at what’s new on the site:
Not so long ago, I announced News47ell 3.0. Same look but a different hosting. At the time, I picked DigitalOcean because I wanted to challenge myself to do something that I’ve never tried before. A “DIY” type of hosting, where you do everything. Including configuring and securing your server.
I actually had fun learning all types of cool, new things. It honestly made me understand my Twitter timeline a lot better :P
The final product that you were all viewing for the past 3 months was not my first VPS server. How should I say this, A Droplet. No, it was my fourth. I was at a point where blood started to seep through my ears, but it was all worth it. You get this satisfying feeling of accomplishing a goal. It’s something I’ve never felt before.
You might know this already, I’m a big fan of Google Chrome, specially Chrome Dev Channel. since I tried it when it first came out, it always felt fast, simple, clean. It just felt right to use it as my main browser.
But that doesn’t mean that I didn’t use other browsers, I tried them all. Safari, Opera, Mercury, Maxthon, Yandex, Sleipnir. and the new Vivaldi browser. and I do have Firefox Developer Edition as my secondary browser for testing and to stay up-to-date on what Mozilla is doing.
With all of these options, I stuck with Chrome as my main and go to browser on both OS X and iOS, and there’s a good reason for that.
I choose Chrome because of the small things that it offers, things that makes my browsing experience more enjoyable. So read-on to find out Why I Use Google Chrome
After a month break from writing, here I am again, ready to write and publish more great content.
In my break I decided to do something big for the site, something new, something I’ve never done before and see If I was able to do it or not. If you are reading this, it means that I succeeded.
You might be asking yourself: What the hell is he talking about? I don’t see anything new!
Well that’s good, because I wanted everything to be the same, while at the same time I wanted to change something very important.
At New Year’s Eve I started the hunt for a new host for my site. After month of research, hard work, long nights, no sleeps, lots and lots of coffee, cigarets and metal music, I’m proud to say that News For Hell is Now hosted by DigitalOcean.
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In case you didn’t hear, the easily hackable app Snapchat introduced a new feature.
The new feature is called Snapchat Snapcash and it will allow you to send money to your friend using Snapchat after they’ve parternd with Square.
For this new feature, Snapchat decided to make a weird, fucked up video on so many levels to introduce this brand new feature.
Let’s take a look at it, shall we: