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An overnight saga with file permissions for images while setting up CDN

Welcome to Day 24 of my Blogging challenge. For today’s Techie Thursday post, let us take a look at an issue that I faced while setting up one of the two *final* CDNs or Content delivery Networks for this blog. In a nutshell, I successfully uploaded thousands of pictures to a web folder, from which the images would be delivered to the website. In the process, the settings for the file changed, which could have caused a security issue. Four hours of effort wasted, but important lesson learnt. Check the damn permissions before uploading the file on the Internet!

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Consolidating Multiple Web Hosting Services

Welcome to Webby Wednesday, today is the 23rd day of this month long Blogging Challenge. In this post, I will talk about consolidating different web hosting services. Recently, I listed down the web hosting plans and services we have; including shared hosting, VPS and SaaS hosting providers. It is time to start culling the non-active services, and consolidate the plans with a few selected providers. This applies to hosting, email and cloud storage. Learn how I ended up with multiple services, what is their expanse, and how I plan to consolidate them. Read More »Consolidating Multiple Web Hosting Services

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How to create a Podcast using Artificial Intelligence Tools

Welcome to twenty First Day of my daily blogging challenge. Today is Monday, and theme is MyPod Mondays. Let us take a look at an exciting development in podcasting!
Today we will discuss podbot.ai, a site that uses Artificial Intelligence technology to create podcasts. I have written about this tool in the past in other places, but not on this blot. In a way, you can consider this post as an update. And what an exciting update it is!

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Zoho Writer offers many features that you will love

Welcome to Day 20 of my blogging challenge. Today’s post is a hybrid. The first part of this post is what is known as a listicle. I began writing this post as a compilation of writing apps on the Mac that are used for blogging. I decided to use Zoho Writer for this post. As I began using this tool, I discovered many of its features.This second half of this post highlights some of the features that you will love about this app.

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A lesson I learnt about Sustainability by spending 200 Rupees

Welcome to day number 19 of this blogging challenge. Today is a Saturday, and our theme is Sustainability. I wanted to share a recent incident that taught me the value of repairing a pair of footwear. Today’s post is about a pair of Bata sandals that was purchased from Amazon a few months ago. After several months of heavy use, the soles needed to be replaced. While I did end up getting them repaired, what I learned from this whole experience and helped me to throw away another pair that could have been repaired. Does it sound paradoxical, and confusing? Read on to learn the lesson I learnt recently.

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How to use email relay to protect your email for privacy

Welcome to number 17 of this blogging challenge.Today is a Thursday. The theme for Thursdays is Techie Thursday. I had written a post last year on using different ways to prevent these spam messages, and using relay services is one of them. This service has been covered earlier, in this post find an expanded list with some updates that may be relevant to you.
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Side Note: How I count the Words for blog posts

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I use a variety of writing tools and programs for my blog posts. One my goals is to try different SaaS (Software As a Service) tools that we have subscribed. The challenge is, many of these tools count words in a different manner. In order to avoid any mis-understanding, I would like to clarify the following:The published word count for nearly every post published during the February #bloggingchallenge is actually less than the actual wordcount.
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Website Updates- Back to WordPress and way forward

Welcome to today’s post, day number 16. On Wednesdays, our theme is Webby Wednesdays, under which I write about web hosting, content delivery networks, websites security and related topics. For today’s post, there’s an update about this blog.This blog began as a WordPress site, then we moved to ClassicPress. As of yesterday, we are back to square one. This may seem like a back and forth, possibly indicating that I am unable to make up my mind.This reversal is intentional, with a long term goal to move away from WordPress altogether.
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Podcast recording and production – My posts on Medium

  • Podcasts

Since 2016, I have published several posts on Medium on podcast recording, production, and evolution of podcasting in general. In today’s post, I have summarized my top posts that may be relevant even today. You can read this post by visiting: https://podcast.amarvyas.in This post was published on my All Things Podcasting blog at podcast.amarvyas.in as a part of #MypodMondays.Also note… Read More »Podcast recording and production – My posts on Medium