All of my GoDaddy Articles

By Aaron | November 24, 2020

I wrote a decent amount of articles for GoDaddy. They wound up taking a different direction on writing, so that has since stopped. I figured I should link to my author page on GoDaddy, so here it is. Enjoy!

Sideway8 Is Being Acquired

By Aaron | August 1, 2019

TLDR; version: Sideways8 is being acquired. Aaron is doing other stuff. Longer version: It’s a bittersweet symphony, this chapter of my life. In 2008, I left my job and started freelancing. In 2010, Adam Walker and I started Sideways8, a web design and web development agency. It became a very successful venture once we took…

These Phones Speeds Are Getting Out of Control

By Aaron | April 25, 2019

I probably use more bandwidth than my mom, but probably not more bandwidth than a teenager that just binge watches every show they want to because they are bored. And chances are, these kids are watching a lot of their shows on their phones. Samsung just released their newest, fanciest phone that is touting 5g…

My first GoDaddy article

By Aaron | September 24, 2017

I’m thrilled to let people know that I got my first writing gig for a site besides my personal blogs or Sideways8.  The title is “Who hosts this website? Tips and tools for finding IP address, DNS details and more“.  Though this was a topic wasn’t my first choice, I knew I could write this…

To High Treason: American Freedom

By Aaron | July 2, 2017

Often, I will toast to “High treason!”, all in jest of course.  When I do this, I harken back to the fictitious story of the toast to high treason in American Treasure with Nicholas Cage where he tells a story of the “original” toast made by the Founding Fathers.  I am though, toasting to a…

Solid WordPress hosting

By Aaron | February 10, 2017

I’ll start this off letting you know what I have an affiliate link to the hosting company that I recommend. I didn’t have affiliate link when I started using them, and I really don’t get a ton of money from it, but I am always asked about hosting when I speak at Meetups and WordCamps…

Breaking the Social Media Addiction

By Aaron | January 7, 2017

Bad habits drive me crazy, I wish I didn’t have them, but I do. That is why, once a year, I don’t drink coffee for a week. I’m a 3-cups-a-day kind of guy, but I don’t like to be dependant on caffeine. I need to know that I can stop it at any time. I…

Microsoft and Linux: Part Two

By Aaron | August 19, 2016

In my previous article (Part 1), I mentioned that I would expect Microsoft to not use/release a Linux distro, but a BSD distro.  I think I was spot on… This article Microsoft Creates Its Own Distribution Of FreeBSD Operating System proves it. From the article: Microsoft has released its own FreeBSD distribution and offered official…

Microsoft and Linux

By Aaron | April 2, 2016

It seems like it is getting colder, can you feel that?  Microsoft is releasing products that run on Linux and hiring Linux-like people.  Things are afoot on the internet. Here are the moves Microsoft just made: Their number one database program, MS-SQL was just released to run on Linux, Microsoft’s blog article here. They partnered…

WordCamp Atlanta: Page Builder Showdown

By Aaron | March 22, 2016

WordCamp Atlanta was awesome, as usual.  I have the privilege to compare various Page Builders, seven to be exact.  I tend to pick topics of which I know only little about.  It gives me an opportunity to learn something new. It was amazing to have a full (80+) room of people in there asking questions,…