- Update WP version
- Update WP Theme
- Update WP Plugins
- Add SSL to site
Following the relaxation of COVID rules on 28/2/2022 a number of edits were required to remove and modify specific posts on websites.
Brighter days are ahead hopefully!
Continuing on from MathWorks MATLAB Onramp course, I completed the Machine Learning and Deep Learning courses. They are interesting and the software for the courses is very good while it is a little different from the desktop or online version of MATLAB that is not an issue.
And so MATHLAB confronted me, it seems powerful, and the Onramp course is very straightforward to navigate over a couple of hours. Anyways you get a snazzy certification of completion as you commence your MATHLAB Journey
A lot of noise has been online about the various messaging applications, Elon Musk announced he was using Signal instead of WhatsApp etc. for security reasons and impending changes – here is a breakdown of the attributes of various messaging apps.
Some interesting links for those concerned about what google has stored on you and how to improve your privacy.
- Interesting item from Life Hacker how to delete your google data – https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2020/08/how-to-automatically-delete-your-google-data-and-why-you-should/
- What data Google and Facebook have stored about you – Guardian Article (2018) – https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/mar/28/all-the-data-facebook-google-has-on-you-privacy
- Installed anti-spam measures on the online presence of a client.
- Security Updates.
- Housekeeping on the website, update filters for contact forms.
- Interaction with Client’s Social Media Call to Action.
Website metrics/analytics are essential for you to be aware and informed as to how your website is performing. There are a number of ways to glean how your website is performing, from the “free” services from the Big Internet companies such as Google Analytics, Bing Analytics and Yandex Metrica, paid metrics from a third party vendor, to self hosted metrics software like Piwik/Matomo, and log file analytics from Webalizer or awstats.
My advice is always to use a couple of these, most hosting packages provide a log file analyser as part of the service so you may as well have this configured, however you really need more deep analysis also provided in a graphical format which you can do comparisons etc. and Google Analytics is the monolith in this, if you are using Microsoft products/services a lot or Yandex then their Metrics could be a benefit, or if you even want to compare or proof the results found by the other metric provider.
I must say I was impressed with both the data and graphics on both RTE TV and Website, in delivering, the 2020 Irish General Election Results. The data as counts go by was very good although I would like the transfers to perhaps be shaded in the color of the party person they come from.
There was a high bar set in the 2016 US Election by CNN by their graphics and drill down data, and using Microsoft surface. It is easier to get this binary nature of a US election to color code drill down regions than in a fractured multi-party system.
This was up for renewal, I started it a month ago going through videos, it is technically a new course to replace the one I did back in 2018 (which was the 2017 course), they seem to have divided the course into two now and I have started and pretty much finished the “Inbound Sales” by accident, however, I did complete the second part the “Inbound Marketing” course as well.
Anyways I did the exams for the Inbound and Inbound marketing and got the badges/certs, it seems to be more intuitive that when I first completed it, perhaps it is easier perhaps I am better.. I do like that it is 25 months, means they will diverge and give you a more spread out timeframe to renew all your certs in future and if i have time I will do the Inbound sales one since it is nigh complete.