Create a URL link for guests to add your event to Google Calendar

With the huge increase in webinar’s that this pandemic has brought, I thought I’d share this handy tip to make it easy for your audience to easily add a google calendar appointment to their calendar from any web page. You can then easily place the link on your intranet or internet page to help encourage your audience to attend your online or offline events.

Just generate and add the web link – it uses a URL query string to pass on the event information to your guest’s Google Calendar when clicked. The benefit of using a URL link to add events to Google Calendar is that you don’t have to send out invites to everyone that wants to attend.

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It’s 2021 – can we make annual goals to keep this year from catching on fire? At least for a couple of months?

Well, 2020 was a burning clusterf*ck of a year. Like many we feel as if we went through the wringer with it – although we all still all have our health so have to be thankful of that. Regardless, it felt like everything stood still last year and what with us currently living in a Tier 4 area I thought it might help to actually write some personal annual goals and, perhaps, by posting them here I will be forced to hold myself accountable to achieving more this year.

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Move your WordPress page cache in-memory for faster performance

Using a RAM disk or ‘in-memory cache’ enables you to benefit from the significantly faster speeds of reading data from memory instead of disk. It also removes disk I/O pressure as well as reducing the CPU utilisation of processing your php scripts. It’s fairly easy to configure too. I successfully moved the cache folder for the Hummingbird WordPress plugin, but you can do it for any other plugin or cache folder, such as wp-cache folder or W3 Total Cache plugin etc. The following commands were used on a debian server so the process should be similar for Ubuntu but may vary for other Linux distros.

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Create valid PEM key from RSA Private key for Dreamweaver

If you created your RSA Public/Private keys on a mac, you might not be able to create a valid PEM key for some of your apps and this can result in the credentials being rejected when you try to connect to a server. You might see this message:

Error: An FTP error occurred – cannot make connection to host/ Your login or password is incorrect. Please check your connection information.

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Review: Philips Ultinon Pro9000 LED H7 headlight bulbs

TLDR: the Philips Ultinon Pro9000 LED bulbs produce a similar (and excellent) level of brightness, colour and beam pattern as the earlier Philips Gen2 LED bulbs. Now with CANbus compatibility and a smaller and simpler bulb package the new bulbs are a heck of a lot easier to install (although still not entirely hassle free).

Update: These bulbs are now listed on Amazon (you can preorder for when they will be back in stock on the 19th of December).

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