Day 27 – WordPress backup failed? My simple 3 step battle tested strategy for every website owner

“What do you mean you have no backups?? My responsibility?! But I thought it’s your responsibility as my hosting provider to do my WordPress backups?! I don’t care about your server, I just want my business to be restored as fast as possible.”

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Day 24 – How can you become a web developer from scratch? Here is my story…

I was happily sleeping on my air mattress in my tiny 10x10ft room when my phone started to ring. At the time there were like 3 contacts in my address book – my brother and a few other Russian-speaking friends.

Remember I was selling pictures on the Times Square for about a year after I came to the United States and I had to get the phone so we could periodically call each other to check on cops.  …

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Day 22 – Game of Thrones end of season celebration, plus a few useful takeaways!

Yesterday our awesome tech team at HBO celebrated the end of another spectacular Game of Thrones season. It was epic, right? You probably didn’t know, but every Sunday for the past six weeks a bunch of folks, including site reliability engineers, of course, were working hard to make sure everyone across the globe could watch the premiere on the wide array of different devices and platforms.  …

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