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It's About Time We Rename Our Git Repos' Primary Branches from Master to Main

Anton McClure • November 3, 2020

Internet; Git;

Git’s use of the term “master” is going away. Here's why you shouldn't use “master” and how you can easily change your existing repos.

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(Why) You Should Not Use WordPress

Anton McClure • October 21, 2020

Technology; Internet; Alternatives; Security;

WordPress currently powers about 38% of the web, but there are better options with improved functionality, security, and more.

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Oracle Gets Chosen as TikTok's Secure Cloud Provider

Anton McClure • September 20, 2020

Oracle; Technology; Media; TikTok; Current Events;

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) announced yesterday via twitter and their company blog that TikTok chose them to become their secure cloud technology provider in the US, through a decision heavily influenced by the recent success Zoom had after they moved a large portion of their video conferencing capacity to Oracle’s Public Cloud.

We Need to Address These Preventable IoT Security Problems

Anton McClure • September 16, 2020

Technology; Cloud; Internet; Security;

According to the OWASP Internet of Things (IoT) top 10 vulnerabilities from 2018, that long ago, the top risk was weak, guessable, or hardcoded passwords. This, and other issues, are entirely preventable.

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Trump Administration to Consider the ByteDance-Oracle TikTok Deal

Anton McClure • September 15, 2020

Oracle; Technology; Media; TikTok; Current Events;

According to CNBCs Jim Cramer, approval of Oracles deal for becoming a trusted technology partner for TikTok will be announced on Tuesday afternoon.

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Oracle Wins Bid for TikTok Operations in the US

Anton McClure • September 13, 2020

Oracle; Technology; Media; TikTok; Current Events;

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) won the bid for TikToks US operations. Here's what is currently known about their deal.

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YourTilde Under New Management

Anton McClure • September 1, 2020

Technology; Tildeverse; Linux; UNIX; YourTilde; Archive;

My introduction post as admin of YourTilde

Opinion: COVID-19 Isn't Going Anywhere, So Schools Must Not Reopen

Anton McClure • August 10, 2020

COVID-19; Opinion;

Americans are currently debating on whether or not schools should re-open during a pandemic. Here is why schools should not re-open yet.

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Bootstrap 5 Alpha is Now Available - Here's What's New

Anton McClure • July 15, 2020

Technology; Internet; Bootstrap; Archive;

The latest version of Bootstrap, the leading web framework, is now available!

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How Software as a Service (SaaS) Can Improve Your Business

Anton McClure • July 1, 2020

Technology; SaaS; Business;

You want your business to be successful, and modern cloud technologies such as SaaS can help make that success happen.

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How to Get Started with Tildes

Anton McClure • June 30, 2020

Technology; Tildes; Open Computing;

Many public-access servers called "tildes", many of which are actively accepting new users. Here's how you can join and start making the most of your new tilde account.

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Microsoft Gives Linux and Android a Significant Security Upgrade

Anton McClure • June 24, 2020

Android; Linux; Microsoft; Security;

Microsoft has released their Defender ATP platform for Linux and Android devices. Here are some of the benefits it brings, and how you can deploy it.

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We Need Justice for George Floyd

Anton McClure • June 3, 2020

Breaking News; Justice; Social Change;

The current state in the call for justice following the death of George Floyd.

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(Why) You Shouldn't Home-Host Your Server

Anton McClure • May 29, 2020

Technology; Servers; Hosting; Internet;

People may consider home-hosting a server for websites, shell hosts, and more. However, the negatives may outweigh the positives.

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Windows 10 Update Breaks Google Chrome Security

Anton McClure • April 26, 2020

Technology; Security; Google; Microsoft; Windows;

Google revealed that Microsoft broke an important security feature in Google's Chrome browser.

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Re: Comments

Anton McClure • April 27, 2020

Opinion; Technology; Tildeverse;

My thoughts on comments and other public feedback systems.

Regarding COVID-19

Anton McClure • April 8, 2020

Health; COVID-19; International;

Messages to healcare workers and all readers.

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Privacy Matters

Anton McClure • March 12, 2020

Privacy; Technology; Tildeverse;

We are living in a highly-connected age of big data. As the amount of big data goes up, so does the importance of protecting peoples privacy.

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Do Paywalls Work

Anton McClure • February 27, 2020

Technology; Media; Internet;

Many news sources resort to using paywalls to generate profit. Do these paywalls actually have benefits other than some extra money?

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Is DNSSEC Adoption Worth It

Anton McClure • February 11, 2020

Technology; DNS; Cybersecurity; Internet;

DNSSEC has a lot of hype surrounding it, but is it worth adopting?

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Microsoft Launches New Edge Browser

Anton McClure • January 16, 2020

Technology; Internet; Microsoft; Windows; macOS; Linux;

The stable release of the new Microsoft Edge is now available for download.

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Windows 7 Support Ends in 1 Day - What Options do Windows 7 Users Have

Anton McClure • January 13, 2020

Technology; Microsoft; Windows; Support; Business;

Support for Microsoft Windows 7 will be ending in less than 24 hours. What options do those still on it have?

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Zenith Shell Provider and Web Host Resignation

Anton McClure • January 10, 2020

General; Tildeverse; Archive;

Resignation notice for Zenith Shell Provider and Web Host (formerly Summit Tilde).

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How I Got Clean URLs For My Blog

Anton McClure • January 9, 2020 ~ October 21, 2020

General; Technology; Archive;

A simple and effective solution for SEO-friendly URLs that can be used with virtually any web app.

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New Blog

Anton McClure • January 2, 2020


Introduction post for new blog.

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Google Plans for Android to Use the Regular Mainline Linux Kernel

Anton McClure • November 20, 2019

Technology; Google; Android; Linux;

Google announced they will start bringing the Android kernel back to the mainline.

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Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd Has Died at Age 62

Anton McClure • October 18, 2019

Breaking News; Oracle; Current Events;

My thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with Mark Hurd’s family, friends, loved ones, and everyone at Oracle.

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(Why) The Future of Technology Lies Within Software as a Service and the Cloud

Anton McClure • September 27, 2019

Technology; SaaS;

The Cloud and SaaS powers many new technologies. Do I need the cloud if I can home host? Is cloud computing the future of technology?

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What are Tildes and How You Can Use Tilde Computing

Anton McClure • September 12, 2019

Tildes; Technology; Tildeverse; Open Computing;

A quickly-growing community that started from a couple of drinks.

Thunix is Now a Part of Tildeverse

Anton McClure • November 16, 2018

Tildes; Tildeverse; Thunix; Open Computing; Archive;

An announcement from Thunix Shell Provider and Web Host staff announcing new membership in the tildeverse.