News47ell Now on GitHub

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News47ell Now on GitHub

I know, right!

This was out of nowhere for me too. I was just trying to find a new challenge for my self.

I memorized the steps necessary to publish an article in WordPress and it became boring. So, I decided to switch things up, learn something new and save some money at the same time.

At first, I wanted to move to Jekyll because I knew about it from years ago and I always been interested in trying it as well as learning about GitHub. But never had a real reason to do so, until now.

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News47ell Is Now on Patreon

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News47ell Is Now on Patreon

It was June 6th, 2016, the day PayPal lost its license in Turkey. I’ve been searching for a solution that will allow my readers to be able to donate money every month in the form of a subscription.

Luckily, Patreon offers that with their reliable, trustworthy, and secure system. For international money transfers, that will be handled by Payoneer. A New York City based money transfer and digital payment services.

Your donation will go towards paying for the site’s hosting provider to keep News47ell up and running and toward my coffee, to keep me up and running. Also, toward some crazy additions to the site in the future.

You can check the Patreon page and subscribe by clicking the button below or keep reading to learn more information.

Become a Patreon

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ZIGZAG a New Underline Text Decoration by the Bell Brothers

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ZIGZAG a New Underline Text Decoration by the Bell Brothers

I can’t believe I found another wiggly underline decoration. This time it features a different design and a different file format, but a similar way of implementation.

Let’s see how the Bell Brothers achieved the wiggly underline text decoration in Jen Lu. They are calling it ZIGZAG.

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Introducing Weekly47ell Newsletter and a Brand New Homepage Design

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Introducing Weekly47ell Newsletter and a Brand New Homepage Design

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.

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How The Outline Use SVG & CSS Instead of Text Decoration Underline

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How The Outline Use SVG & CSS Instead of Text Decoration Underline

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 are articles with multiple typefaces for each of their titles, like this one.

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News47ell now hosted on Lightning Base

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News47ell now hosted on Lightning Base

I’m really happy to say that News47ell is now hosted with none other than Lightning Base. A special thanks to Chris Piepho the founder of Lightning Base for his tremendous help through this entire process.

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NGINX MAINLAND?

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NGINX MAINLAND?

Recently I took a DigitalOcean{.thirstylink} 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.

The default package with Ubuntu 14.04 trusty have nginx version 1.4.6-1. But HTTP/2 support comes with nginx 1.9.5.

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.

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Must Watch: The PC Security Channel

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Must Watch: The PC Security Channel

Recently after I posted my very first article after a few months away, I decided to go on YouTube and watch some reviews.

The thing is, I’ve already watched a lot of reviews for many different things from many different YouTubers like Linus Tech Tips, Tek Syndicate, The Verge and many, many more.

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.

The PC Security Channel.

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News For Hell: The Return

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News For Hell: The Return

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:

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News For Hell: New Look, New Hosting

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News For Hell: New Look, New Hosting

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 😛

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.

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