WordCamp OC 2018 with Joe Simpson and GDIOC's Lorena and Michelle!
Career

WordCamp Orange County 2018: Dungeons, Dragons, and Entrepreneurs

This was my first time attending WordCamp Orange County and it was surprisingly fun and informative. Based on my WordPress usage, it was long overdue though I haven’t gotten as into the WordPress community as I’d like. Huntington Beach is a little far for me, so the GDIOC Code and Read more…

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Tech

Why Higgs Boson Matters: All You Need to Know About the ‘God Particle’

This is a reposted article with permission from the author Anna Kucirkova, who contacted me about a very old link mentioning the Higgs-Boson in 2014. This is obviously much more informative. May 8th, 2018 The Higgs Boson is better-known by its colloquial name, “the God Particle,” so-called because for a generation, Read more…

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Career

Portfolio update with Hestia theme by ThemeIsle

I recently re-activated my portfolio website in response to a possible interview with a part time position I applied to (which would be perfect with my current situation at my job now). I actually applied to a few and was contacted by a few recruiters through Dice. Nothing really panned Read more…

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Career

FreeCodeCamp! Plus my first CodePen: Siouxsie Sioux tribute page!

It’s still early, but I think I’ve finally found a good site for brushing up on my web development skills! FreeCodeCamp, which I just joined a few days ago, and already completed the HTML5 and CSS, Responsive Design with BootStrap, and JQuery trainings, as well as the first Basic Front Read more…

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Social Media

How to install WordPress on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS with Nginx

Everyone loves, uses, or has heard of WordPress. It’s the most popular CMS out there, and with the advantages of VPS hosting over Shared hosting, a lot of users are moving to a VPS. You may need to install WordPress yourself on your server, so this tutorial will come in handy. Though, some managed hosting providers like RoseHosting offer free WordPress installation and optimization.

In this tutorial, we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to install WordPress on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.
WordPress is the most popular open source CMS written in PHP that allows web developers to create everything from simple websites to complex e-commerce web stores, news portals, magazines etc.
This tutorial was tested and written for an Ubuntu VPS, but it should work on any Debian based Linux distribution.
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