Pleasant to Castle Hot Springs and Back

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Haven’t blogged in awhile, been super busy at work. Decided to get back into it with a new hobby, offroading. Found this great GPS app for iPhone, everytrail, that allows users to share trails with each other. You can download the terrain maps of where you’re going ahead of time, because cell data service is usually non-existent in rural areas (only available in the EveryTrail Pro app, $3.99 at time of writing, well worth it). You can download pro guides or other members’ guides, or even create your own. Members that get good at it can become pro guide contributors.

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Lawn Construction

I made a website for Dwight Weller, my landscaper, using Go Daddy’s Website Builder. He registered a great domain name, lawnconstruction.com. His business, SieCamDen Property Services, does lawn care services, landscaping, stone paver installation, water features and more. This was a fun exercise. It got me more familiar with Website Builder, something Go Daddy encourages … Read moreLawn Construction

Lazy Social Buttons

Lazy Social Buttons

Want social buttons on your wordpress blog pages, but you don’t want to pay the performance penalty? Try Lazy Social Buttons by Go Daddy.

The WordPress Plugin is a wrapper for the Go Daddy open source lazy-social-buttons posted on github written by LindsayD. She’s the real mastermind behind this. I merely evangelized the concept like mad, then put a WordPress wrapper on the outcome.

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Go Daddy API, Example use

Very recently, Go Daddy released it’s public API that can be used with Go Daddy Cloud Servers and Easy Database. Since I’m a Go Daddy Cloud Servers customer (and employee of Go Daddy), I wanted to provide you with an example use of the API.

I had an extra server that I wanted to delete. Of course, I could do this with the GUI, but for practice, I decided to delete it with a script.

The first thing I did was grabbed a copy of the Go Daddy API for PHP, which can be found here:
https://github.com/godaddy/gdapi-php

and gave the documentation a once over:
http://docs.cloud.secureserver.net/

I then went to the Go Daddy Cloud Servers GUI and clicked the API tab, accepted the TOS, and generated an API key. It was easy, one click and my access key and secret key were provided.

I then created a file called csremove.php:

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Gearing Up For Velocity and to Meet @souders and @patmeenan

I can hardly wait to go to Santa Clara tomorrow for an action packed 3 days of Web Performance and Operations at Velocity Conference. I’m going with a dozen other Go Daddy folks. We’re going to learn a lot and network. I’m really looking forward to meeting Steve Souders (@souders). He has been an inspiration, … Read moreGearing Up For Velocity and to Meet @souders and @patmeenan