Another information technology problem in the world order. This time I was having problems with a third party website that I just recently converted from a WordPress content management system website to a hyper text markup language static website. One of the issues I noticed was that the HTML5 audio player not working in Mozilla Firefox web browser.
You see hyper text markup language version 5 has support for embedded media. You can use the built in <audio> tag to play audio. For example you could provide the playback of songs or even live radio.
However, to my chagrin the embedded HTML5 audio player not working problem only occurred in Mozilla Firefox web browser. As a web devoloper, webmaster, website owner, etc. it is always a good idea to test your websites functionality. Especially, in different web browsers, as currently not all web browsers support the same type of Internet technology.
I am not an exclusive web developer so I did not know that Mozilla Firefox web browser does actually natively support MP3 audio playback, at least at the time of this blog post creation. However, with this hyper text markup language code below, my live audio stream would not work in Mozilla Firefox web browser.
I tested the web page with the embedded audio player and viola I could hear audio in Mozilla Firefox web browser. This Stack Overlow question response claims that both Mozilla Firefox and Opera web browsers prefer playing OGGing audio files instead of Moving Picture Experts Group audio layer 3 files also known as MP3. Ironically, Mozilla Firefox supports Moving Picture Experts Group audio layer 3 files in their official documentation.
Also, I did not independently verify whether or not the live streaming audio would work in Opera web browser. I have not installed or used Opera web browser in years. However, as a amateur web developer of sorts, I guess I had better install it one day for website testing purposes.
Interestingly enough Mozilla Firefox web browser supports these audio formats:
I fixed another information technology HTML5 audio player not working quagmire, for now at least.
HTML5 Audio Player Not Working – in Firefox Web Browser Video Transcript
0:00:04.880,0:00:09.519 ultra video powder d
0:00:07.200,0:00:11.040 oh another quagmire now this one’s a
0:00:09.519,0:00:14.400 more personal quagmire
0:00:11.040,0:00:14.400 in information technology
0:00:14.639,0:00:19.199 i’m transitioning away from a content
0:00:17.119,0:00:22.240 management system known as wordpress
0:00:19.199,0:00:24.880 with that god-awful guten editor
0:00:22.240,0:00:27.119 to static html because i’ve had it i’ve
0:00:24.880,0:00:30.720 had it with content management systems
0:00:27.119,0:00:33.920 here’s a tip according to google
0:00:30.720,0:00:35.680 they prefer they recommend that you have
0:00:33.920,0:00:37.760 the fastest loading website
0:00:35.680,0:00:39.760 possible so you may not want to use
0:00:39.760,0:00:45.120 it’s slow and that god i fucking hate
0:00:43.200,0:00:47.280 that goon editor i’ll just be blunt
0:00:45.120,0:00:48.399 and honest that’s one that’s the main
0:00:47.280,0:00:50.719 reason why
0:00:48.399,0:00:51.440 i’m converting anet computers.com to
0:00:51.440,0:00:55.039 hypertext markup language all right so
0:00:53.440,0:00:57.600 now this deals with another website
0:00:55.039,0:01:00.000 which i will not disclose
0:00:57.600,0:01:02.320 and i converted that website from that
0:01:00.000,0:01:06.720 god awful good editor and wordpress to
0:01:02.320,0:01:09.520 static html hypertext markup language
0:01:06.720,0:01:10.400 i was live streaming audio on that
0:01:10.400,0:01:14.400 and then i tested it because you know i
0:01:12.640,0:01:15.280 converted the website and so you want to
0:01:15.280,0:01:20.240 and the audio would not work in mozilla
0:01:18.320,0:01:23.280 firefox web browser
0:01:20.240,0:01:26.960 and i was stumped i was like
0:01:23.280,0:01:29.680 incredulous with a chagrin
0:01:26.960,0:01:30.799 and i was like what the fuck so here is
0:01:29.680,0:01:34.000 the solution
0:01:30.799,0:01:36.159 if you have problems streaming audio or
0:01:34.000,0:01:41.840 getting audio to play
0:01:36.159,0:01:41.840 in hyper text markup language
0:01:42.079,0:01:45.520 with the audio tag
0:01:46.479,0:01:49.759 in mozilla firefox and also possibly
0:01:49.759,0:01:53.360 here is the possible fix this is what
0:01:53.360,0:01:57.119 my problem here is the code so let me
0:01:55.920,0:01:59.920 quickly describe
0:01:57.119,0:02:00.719 the code now in hypertext markup
0:02:00.719,0:02:06.000 the current version is five you are able
0:02:03.680,0:02:07.680 to embed both audio and video
0:02:06.000,0:02:09.920 because it has a built-in audio and
0:02:07.680,0:02:11.360 video player it’s not the bling bling
0:02:09.920,0:02:13.920 bling it’s not
0:02:11.360,0:02:16.480 you know holly weird style it’s not even
0:02:13.920,0:02:16.720 las vegas style with the flashing lights
0:02:16.720,0:02:22.800 oh my god the the most gorgeous
0:02:20.640,0:02:23.760 you know media player on the planet oh
0:02:22.800,0:02:26.879 my god no
0:02:23.760,0:02:27.360 it has a basic audio player but it works
0:02:27.360,0:02:33.760 well this is my original code
0:02:31.360,0:02:36.160 so in hypertext markup language you use
0:02:33.760,0:02:39.680 you can use this tag
0:02:36.160,0:02:43.760 to stream and play audio
0:02:39.680,0:02:45.599 in your website audio controls that’s
0:02:43.760,0:02:50.319 the opening tag
0:02:45.599,0:02:53.760 controls tells it to load controls like
0:02:50.319,0:02:57.120 you know volume adjustment
0:02:53.760,0:02:58.720 etc you can use the you can take out the
0:02:57.120,0:03:00.239 controls if you wanted to and it would
0:02:58.720,0:03:02.560 just be the audio tag but i don’t want
0:03:00.239,0:03:05.519 to digress about the specifics
0:03:02.560,0:03:06.000 of each you know tag in hypertext markup
0:03:06.000,0:03:09.200 because i’m really not an expert but i
0:03:07.840,0:03:11.280 know how to code some
0:03:09.200,0:03:12.239 all right now you have to tell the
0:03:12.239,0:03:16.720 so this second line is just telling
0:03:14.879,0:03:20.400 hypertext markup language
0:03:16.720,0:03:20.400 this the source of the audio
0:03:20.480,0:03:27.120 so that it will play in an embedded
0:03:23.680,0:03:30.319 player on the web page
0:03:27.120,0:03:32.319 and then you tell the hypertext markup
0:03:30.319,0:03:33.840 language what is the type what is the
0:03:32.319,0:03:37.200 type of audio
0:03:33.840,0:03:37.200 that you’re wanting me to play
0:03:37.920,0:03:45.519 and audio slash mpeg is actually for mp3
0:03:42.480,0:03:49.360 so officially mozilla firefox supports
0:03:45.519,0:03:50.959 mp3 although mp3 i think requires a
0:03:49.360,0:03:52.560 license i could be wrong but i think
0:03:50.959,0:03:53.920 mozilla has to pay a license fee in
0:03:52.560,0:03:57.680 order for you to
0:03:53.920,0:04:00.799 have the ability to play mp3 audio
0:03:57.680,0:04:04.319 in their web browser mozilla firefox
0:04:00.799,0:04:05.519 now og which i will get to is an open
0:04:04.319,0:04:09.599 source codec
0:04:05.519,0:04:09.599 they don’t require a licensing fee
0:04:10.480,0:04:15.840 however according to a stack overflow
0:04:16.320,0:04:20.239 question post that i found
0:04:21.040,0:04:24.960 both mozilla firefox and opera they
0:04:23.600,0:04:27.759 don’t they support
0:04:24.960,0:04:29.280 mp3 but they don’t necessarily like to
0:04:27.759,0:04:31.360 support it
0:04:29.280,0:04:33.040 it doesn’t work very well so this is
0:04:31.360,0:04:35.759 what fixed my problem
0:04:33.040,0:04:37.919 now here’s the closing tag slash audio
0:04:35.759,0:04:42.960 in hypertext markup language
0:04:37.919,0:04:46.479 the forward slash closes the tag
0:04:42.960,0:04:49.120 it tells the interpreter stop
WordPress 5.5 was recently released for production use. One interesting new feature with WordPress 5.5 is a built in sitemap. However, by default this feature is turned on.
I was a bit confused as to where this sitemap is located. There are quite a few WordPress plugins that are free or paid for that you can use to create a sitemap. Now this sitemap I am talking about is for search engines like Bing, Google, etc.
You see search engines often times look for Uniform Resource Locators by browsing a website’s robots.txt file. Generally, the robots.txt file is located in the document root folder of a website on the server side. For example:
Now not all web servers have the same directory structure to your websites root folder location. The WordPress 5.5 sitemap is actually located at this example below.
According to this WordPress 5.5 sitemap core blog post, WordPress 5.5 now automatically creates a sitemap by default named sitemap.xml.
However, this file does not exist, because actually I had disabled a free plugin that would create a sitemap.xml file for Bing, Google, etc. search engines. I actually found this sitemap instead, wp-sitemap.xml. You see before WordPress 5.5, you had to either manually create a sitemap or install a plugin in order to have a sitemap for Bing, Google, etc. search engines.
Also, the new WordPress 5.5 is supposed to automatically change your robots.txt file with the new default WordPress 5.5 sitemap. However, this website you are reading this blog post on, did not have an updated robots.txt file after I upgraded WordPress to 5.5. Actually, I had upgraded another one of my websites that I administer, and I found this entry in that websites robots.txt file.
The most important line is the one above highlighted with bold font. I browsed to:
Sure enough the new WordPress 5.5 sitemap had been successfully created. I went ahead and manually edited this domain’s robots.txt file with the correct Sitemap: declaration. Also, I updated my Google Webmasters sitemap declaration for the WordPress 5.5 sitemap.
You do not necessarily need to include information in both your Google Webmasters account and or robots.txt file about your sitemap location. Some search robots will ignore this file. Also, it is well known that Google indexes websites now a days without you evening notifying their search robot about your websites sitemap file.
Finally, I had already disabled the plugin that had created the old sitemap.xml file. I went ahead and deleted this plugin. I am satisfied for now with this built in WordPress 5.5 sitemap. In summation, if you are confused as to the location of your WordPress 5.5 sitemap, look for sitemap.xml or wp-sitemap.xml using my example domain name above.
WordPress 5.5 Sitemap – Location Video Transcript
0:00:01.599,0:00:07.040 all right well i believe
0:00:03.360,0:00:09.040 i am live and these motherfuckers at
0:00:07.040,0:00:13.360 youtube i’m telling you
0:00:09.040,0:00:16.960 they they fucking changed the goddamn
0:00:13.360,0:00:20.400 streaming platform when on the back end
0:00:16.960,0:00:24.160 it you it used to ask you to click on
0:00:20.400,0:00:26.320 go live you would hit your encoder
0:00:24.160,0:00:27.599 and start streaming and then you had to
0:00:26.320,0:00:30.640 click another button
0:00:27.599,0:00:33.920 that said go live well
0:00:30.640,0:00:37.600 when i started the stream
0:00:33.920,0:00:41.600 the button disappeared and so now
0:00:37.600,0:00:44.000 there’s another button called end stream
0:00:41.600,0:00:47.360 and then also i wasn’t able to edit the
0:00:44.000,0:00:47.360 title of this live stream
0:00:47.600,0:00:51.680 normally it asks you to enter in the
0:00:49.920,0:00:53.440 title and some additional information
0:00:51.680,0:00:56.320 before you even start
0:00:53.440,0:00:57.120 i had to click on edit because it
0:00:57.120,0:01:02.559 from my from some default all right
0:01:00.960,0:01:05.360 so this is my live stream about
0:01:02.559,0:01:08.560 wordpress 5.5
0:01:05.360,0:01:11.600 which is an the most recent version
0:01:08.560,0:01:15.040 up to this you know video creation
0:01:11.600,0:01:18.640 and one interesting feature of
0:01:15.040,0:01:21.119 wordpress 5.5 is a built-in default
0:01:18.640,0:01:22.560 site map so that’s what this live stream
0:01:21.119,0:01:26.240 is going
0:01:22.560,0:01:28.479 to become now
0:01:26.240,0:01:30.799 two live streams ago i complained about
0:01:28.479,0:01:33.840 how atrocious youtube was
0:01:30.799,0:01:37.759 and then
0:01:33.840,0:01:41.520 my last live stream was perfect
0:01:37.759,0:01:43.759 it was archived within an hour
0:01:41.520,0:01:46.159 and i you know that’s why i live stream
0:01:43.759,0:01:48.079 it so it saves me time
0:01:46.159,0:01:50.399 but i was not aware of the new changes
0:01:48.079,0:01:53.280 all right so let’s get into this
0:01:50.399,0:01:54.240 now let me go through my blog post and
0:01:54.240,0:01:58.159 basically 100 percent written except for
0:01:57.200,0:02:00.399 i need to
0:01:58.159,0:02:01.520 add it something additional to it that i
0:02:00.399,0:02:04.799 just thought
0:02:01.520,0:02:07.119 but let’s go over that now so maybe you
0:02:04.799,0:02:10.879 were confused or you’re just
0:02:07.119,0:02:14.000 you know similar to me i’m not an expert
0:02:10.879,0:02:17.520 and speaking of experts how are the
I continue with my cleanup of my Internet footprint. This time my target is the removal of my Disqus.com account. You can delete disqus account quite easily actually.
You will want to log into your Disqus.com account. Then you will be take to your “Account” section tab. Now you will want to scroll all the way to the bottom until you see a “Delete Your Disqus Account” button.
When you click on this button you will be taken to another page where you have to select a reason why you are deleting your Disqus account. You will be asked to confirm your account deletion. You have six choices to choose from.
I Can’t Get Disqus to Work on This Site
I Received Too Many Emails Notifications
I Spend Too Much Time Using Disqus
I Don’t Find Disqus Useful
I Can’t Change my Name
Even though you are already logged into your Disqus account, you will be prompted to enter in your Disqus password again in order to delete disqus account. You are then warned that it may take up to 24 hours for your Disqus account to finally get deleted. You will see a blue “Delete my Account” button.
After you click on this blue delete my account button, you will be presented with a final pop up that warns you that you are about to permanently delete disqus account. You can click on “Cancel” or “OK”. When you click on ok, you are taken back to the Disqus.com homepage.
Finally, my Disqus.com account albatross has been defeated. Disqus.com stipulates that your account will become fully deleted after 30 days. Your account becomes immediately deactivated.
None of your Disqus comments will be available to the public during this 30 day grace period. None of your Disqus data is recoverable after the 30 day grace period.
00:07 this is my video pertaining to cleaning 00:10 up my internet footprint and one way is 00:13 to permanently delete my Disqus account 00:16 and it looks like YouTube says I’m live 00:18 so it’s all good I may or may not screen 00:22 capture I’ll try to screen capture 00:23 whatever I can but if it reveals any you 00:27 know private information I’m not going 00:29 to alright so I’m logged in the first 00:32 thing you want to do it well if you’re 00:34 not aware Disqus is a free website that 00:39 allows you to chat on other websites so 00:43 as a blogger you could install a Disqus 00:49 plug-in and then users with a Disqus 00:53 account they can comment on your blog 00:55 posts if you’re not aware of it and in 00:58 other web sites all there’s all kinds of 01:00 internet websites that you can use 01:02 discus to to comment okay so you want to 01:06 log into your Disqus account I’m logged 01:08 in now and this goddamn fucking 01:10 obsession with CAPTCHA discus has the 01:13 Google CAPTCHA I fucking hate that 01:15 Google CAPTCHA crap I fucking despise it 01:18 I think you can skip it though but some 01:20 but more and more websites are using the 01:23 Google reCAPTCHA and that makes me close 01:29 more and more accounts alright so I’m 01:32 cleaning my internet footprint by 01:35 deleting my Disqus account so once 01:37 you’re logged in you go up to the right 01:39 I will have full abstract written 01:41 instructions in a blog post that will be 01:43 linked down in the description box below 01:46 of this YouTube video some people learn 01:48 better in the abstract some people don’t 01:49 or whatever you have an avatar so in the 01:54 top right click on the down arrow next 01:57 to your avatar for your Disqus account 01:59 then select settings which I just am 02:03 completing and then it’ll take you to 02:06 your account so once you are in your 02:10 account then 02:12 and you want to scroll all the way down 02:14 you don’t click need to click on any 02:16 other tab for now I don’t know these 02:17 these instructions to change but for now 02:20 it takes you to your account if you’re 02:22 not in your account tab click on it on 02:24 the left hand side scroll all the way 02:25 down and you’re gonna see delete your 02:29 Disqus account I am salivating I just 02:34 this is a dream come true 02:38 cleaning up my internet footprint of all 02:41 this fucking stupid fucking internet 02:43 garbage all right and then now you have 02:45 a you know CAPTCHA and two-factor 02:48 authentication alright delete your 02:51 Disqus account this can’t be reversed so 02:54 make sure you’re sure this is what you 02:55 want and then there’s a delete button a 02:58 blue delete button and I’m gonna click 03:00 on it and let’s see what happens oh my 03:03 god I knew it now they asked for a 03:06 confirmation confirm account deletion 03:09 doing this will delete any registered 03:11 sites under this account in the comments 03:14 contained within them comments made by 03:17 this account on other sites with replies 03:20 will only be anonymized in order to 03:23 retain the context of their discussions 03:25 are you sure well yes I’m fucking damn 03:29 sure I want to get rid of this fucking 03:30 goddamn account but caveat emptor if you 03:35 want to delete your Disqus account it 03:37 gets rid of everything all the comments 03:41 are gone you won’t be able to go back 03:42 and read a more I’m assuming I don’t 03:45 know I’m assuming they disappear off the 03:46 off the internet once you do it your 03:49 account so if you comment in on a 03:51 certain website that I comment me will 03:54 no longer be available it won’t it won’t 03:56 show up ok now there’s five choices it 04:00 well six actually let us know why you’re 04:02 leaving well why do I need to tell you 04:04 fuck you why do I mean everything in the 04:08 system is about you know intelligence 04:10 gathering or you’ve got to follow orders 04:13 or well if you don’t do this I just what 04:16 the fuck here are your options I can’t 04:18 get discussed to work on my site I 04:20 received too many emails notifications 04:23 well you know 04:25 it’s not very good at grammar just 04:27 whatever number three I spend too much 04:30 time using discus number four I don’t 04:33 find discus useful number five I can’t 04:36 change my name and number six other so 04:40 let’s see which one of these 04:43 motherfuckers am I gonna choose 04:44 I don’t yeah me personally I don’t find 04:49 it useful 04:49 fuck it I’m sick now I don’t need 04:51 comment I don’t need to get into a 04:54 dichotomy 04:55 you know like or dislike on some website 04:57 yeah so I’m gonna choose a third one now 05:00 oh now you have to enter in your 05:02 password well I just logged into my 05:04 account okay I entered my password now 05:09 if I it warns you please note that it 05:13 may take up to 24 hours for your account 05:16 to be removed from the system so that’s 05:17 another caveat do not try to log in I’m 05:21 assuming that you don’t want to try to 05:23 log back into your Disqus account 05:25 because it can take up to 24 hours 05:27 I didn’t read their help file I might I 05:29 may include that in my blog post 05:32 I didn’t on this one I was just like 05:34 fuck it I’ve been wanting to get rid of 05:35 my damn Disqus account you know and I 05:38 was like you know what I’m just gonna do 05:39 a live stream and so the trolls don’t 05:41 show up and I I ignore all comments it 05:43 my last livestream I disabled the 05:47 comments and and motherfuckers were 05:49 still able to chat however I didn’t pay 05:52 attention to any of them I never read 05:53 any of them I just you know 05:55 alright so alright 24 hours I’m there’s 05:59 a blue delete my account button I just 06:02 clicked on it and now there’s a pop-up 06:04 that says okay I mean to me it’s obvious 06:07 they don’t want you to delete your 06:09 account they now there’s a pop-up that 06:12 says this will delete your account 06:14 permanently are you sure well yes what 06:18 what I just want to do just for the fuck 06:20 of it you know on a Saturday night I 06:22 have nothing else to do and so I want to 06:25 fucking you know just try to delete my 06:26 disscuss account now I’m gonna click on 06:31 okay are we there yet is it God yes it 06:36 now I can show you this 06:38 is the only bit of information I can 06:40 show you all right let me transition and 06:43 let me make sure it’s out selected and 06:47 okay so it just took me back to the 06:50 Disqus home page as you can see on 06:52 screen that’s it that’s all it showed 06:56 now again caveat emptor all of your 07:00 comments will be gone and any other crap 07:02 you know gone poof and then number two 07:06 24-hour notice so I don’t know for a 07:10 fact I I might include it in my blog 07:12 post so you might want to click on the 07:14 link in the description box below that 07:15 will take you to my blog post written up 07:17 my website 07:18 Enoch appears calm and I will have full 07:20 instructions written and I will you know 07:22 even I may even be it well I can’t now 07:25 but it was I’m assuming that if within 07:30 the 24 hours you try to sign in again 07:32 with your distance account it may ask 07:34 you do you want to you know reenable or 07:37 I or it’ll just let you log in and so in 07:43 the delete request may not go through so 07:47 me personally I’m gonna wait I’m gonna 07:51 wait like a month because I don’t want 07:55 to ever be able to log in to this 07:57 goddamn fucking albatross Disqus dot-com 08:02 continuing to delete my internet 08:05 footprint off of all these goddamn 08:08 wretched web sites that just they chew 08:11 up all your time and they intelligence 08:13 gather and then when when you do want to 08:15 you know leave all you know well we got 08:20 a capture that you can barely read or 08:22 they got three prompts adios 08:29 you have to end this stream
I finally got around to deleting another account on the Internet. I have been trying to clean up my Internet footprint recently. Chatango is a free chat service where you can chat privately to individuals for free.
Also, you can actually host your own chat room on your own website. However, this would require you to incorporate some code into a blog post or page. Anyways, my Chatango account no longer even worked any longer with Brave web browser.
I received a “This plugin is not supported” error message when logging into my Chatango account. I could not access any of my account settings. However, I was able to find out how to delete Chatango account.
You will be asked to enter in your Chatango password. Also, you are required to enter in a captcha word. The first captcha word was barely legible with a light aqua color and hard to read with a less than stellar font.
Once you enter in the correct captcha your delete Chatango account permanently dreams come true with this message.
Your account government sucks with the email firstname.lastname@example.org has been deleted.
Also, you will no longer be able to log into your Chatango account. I tried logging into my Chatango account credentials after deleting my account and I was not able to sign back in and received this message.
Incorrect Login Info.
This albatross is gone forever. Now on to my next Internet albatross. One day I may finally clean up my Internet footprint.
Until then I keep finding accounts to delete and blog posts to write about it. Although, I do not have anything negative to say about Chatango, as I never really had any problems with their free chat service.
Delete Chatango Account – Permanently Video Transcript
00:00 Estes are aankhon a day 00:04 Enoch appears calm otro video parte ly 00:09 so as you can see in the title of this 00:11 video I’m going to demonstrate in this 00:14 video how to delete your chat tango 00:17 account you’re not familiar with chat 00:19 tango it is a free chat service that you 00:24 can use on your actually your own 00:26 website you can copy and paste some code 00:29 and then have chat rooms and also you 00:31 can chat privately however with the 00:35 current pale-skinned European 00:38 supremacists and this alleged pandemic 00:41 and then you had this clown Agent Orange 00:44 with his bullshit executive order 00:46 you just don’t know plus plus me I’m 00:49 going through as many internet accounts 00:51 and trying to clean up my internet 00:54 footprint and chat tango was one of them 00:56 and if I were to to provide chat on my 00:59 website a net computers comm I would 01:03 actually use IRC and you can get you can 01:06 find all kinds of free open source 01:09 versions of IRC that runs on Linux and 01:11 probably wind blows and anyways click on 01:16 the link in the description box below 01:18 that will take you to my blog post on my 01:19 website and it compares calm for the 01:23 full instructions I will provide 01:24 detailed instructions links you know 01:27 where to go I could not really actually 01:29 I logged into my chat tango account the 01:33 first time in quite a while and the 01:36 Weber it doesn’t even fucking work the 01:38 web browser says it’s it’s what is it 01:44 it says it’s an invalid it’s great I 01:48 don’t know some bullshit here I’m not I 01:50 can’t screen capture it because they’re 01:52 my there’s a piece no this plugin is not 01:56 supported maybe it needs flash I don’t 02:00 know I don’t care all right 02:02 so I will try to screen capture any 02:05 pages that I can it may not I may not be 02:09 able to because I never ever ever 02:12 release any even one piece of 02:15 information that these motherfuckers on 02:18 YouTube and the internet and all and you 02:22 know I mean you got motherfuckers that 02:24 Doc’s and you got motherfuckers on 02:27 YouTube that SWAT swatting you know I’m 02:30 saying so alright so let’s go so I will 02:35 provide a link you’re gonna want to log 02:37 into your check 02:39 tango account first it’ll make it much 02:40 easier I could not it’s not even working 02:43 so I can’t even go into my account 02:45 settings really or can i I don’t know I 02:47 didn’t care I just I found how to do it 02:50 so I was like well fuck it 02:53 so log into your chat tango account and 02:56 then click on the link that will be in 03:00 my blog post and I’ll take you to this 03:02 page where it says delete account one of 03:07 my favorite activities is cleaning up my 03:12 internet footprint Facebook Twitter 03:15 YouTube I mean get it all right Oh Gmail 03:24 Yahoo uh uh hotmail now fuck those 03:28 billion dollar fascist crooked criminal 03:31 corporations that are in bed with the 03:33 government now and you don’t and then 03:35 they’re now gonna probably they might 03:39 change section 230 of the 1996 anyways 03:45 anyways you just don’t know what’s going 03:47 to go down the pipeline in the future so 03:49 I say to me is productive to learn how 03:53 to host your own email host your own 03:56 website host your own chat tool 03:58 host drones social engineering I mean it 04:01 just goes on and on on everything that 04:03 these free providers give to you you can 04:06 easily provide for yourself on your own 04:08 all right so here I am I’m logged into 04:12 my account and then I’m gonna fucking 04:15 delete this motherfucker so let me go 04:18 back delete account all right now what’s 04:22 going on all right 04:23 I can’t screen capture this because it 04:25 shows a piece of information that 04:27 somebody else could use to circumvent 04:32 something yeah you might want to study 04:34 you know website security our study 04:37 security computer security delete this 04:40 account and then blank and shows your 04:43 username your chat tango username if you 04:46 wish to delete a different account 04:47 please log out and log into that game 04:49 yeah I’m not sure you might have to log 04:52 in like I couldn’t find it and now all 04:54 this web browser doesn’t even work with 04:56 this fucking goddamn website so it’s 04:57 likely I didn’t waste time trying with 05:00 Mozilla Firefox or you know whatever so 05:03 I’m gonna click on the yellow delete 05:06 this account and let’s see what happens 05:08 oh it asked me for my password well I’m 05:12 already logged in see this is another 05:16 everything’s paranoia now well let’s see 05:18 you you have to have two bit you have to 05:22 have two-factor authentication you have 05:24 to have biometrics you have to have a 05:26 password then you have to know your 05:28 security question then you have to know 05:30 your zip code your date of birth your 05:31 Social Security your FBI file your bla 05:35 bla bla your passport you have to upload 05:37 your driver’s license and then you can 05:40 log in to Amazon and purchase some 05:42 potato chips or whatever so that is 05:47 another reason why I am going through 05:49 and getting rid of as many accounts off 05:51 the internet as I can I’m done with all 05:53 this bullshit and I might just you know 05:56 disconnect the internet and you know go 05:58 live in the mountain somewhere and 06:00 you’ll never fucking hear from me again 06:02 which you probably would actually 06:04 approve of that cuz you’re one of my 06:07 youtube subscribers that tells me or 06:09 fucking talk shit to me 06:11 on a live stream I’m not the only 06:14 YouTube content creator that has to put 06:16 up with that bullshit so I’m entering in 06:22 my password twice and that oh it’s got 06:30 CAPTCHA but I can barely read it you got 06:35 to be kidding me man I can barely read 06:39 the CAPTCHA I wish I could show you it 06:41 is barely legible I think that’s correct 06:49 but probably not no okay it oh my I can 06:54 barely read that CAPTCHA let me see if I 06:56 can I’m not making this shit up dude let 06:59 me expand I made the web browser I 07:01 zoomed in on the web browser I think I 07:04 know what it is now it could be by 07:06 design oh yeah you don’t think that’s 07:08 out of the realm of possibility yeah 07:10 these motherfuckers they it’s like the 07:13 comcast retention Department you call 07:15 them to cancel your comm crap service 07:18 also known as Comcast Xfinity and they 07:20 lot and they argue with you and yell at 07:22 you and and call you a liar which is a 07:24 real life story that really happened to 07:26 me when I tried to cancel my comm crap 07:29 internet service years ago 07:36 okay let’s see 07:49 okay let’s see if I’ve got it right now 07:51 oh yes I got through the CAPTCHA I had 07:57 to zoom in my web browser and it was at 07:59 a hundred percent but I was like it’s 08:01 like it was like aqua the letters were 08:05 like in aqua what what why not black 08:09 font or you know a black background with 08:12 a white font so you can see the CAPTCHA 08:14 I can’t help but think that was 08:16 intentional 08:17 yeah because think about it you can’t 08:19 figure out the CAPTCHA you’ll just give 08:21 up and you’ll just leave your account 08:22 out there and or you know I don’t know 08:25 man I don’t know all right 08:27 it asked me to say a password but I 08:28 don’t know what it says chat tangle your 08:32 account blank with the email blank has 08:37 been deleted yes yes chant tango Tom an 08:43 albatross that I’ve been wanting to get 08:46 rid of is gone now what you could do is 08:53 you could double check I’m not aware 08:54 that I went to their you know Help 08:58 section and they don’t really say much 09:00 but I saw the delete button I was like 09:02 yes I was salivating ping understand and 09:07 they didn’t describe well let’s say you 09:10 got a 60-day retention and this is 09:12 what’s gonna happen and I don’t give a 09:14 fuck I’m you know I’m assuming well yeah 09:16 yeah can you even save your chats your 09:21 private yeah probably I haven’t used 09:22 this in a while yeah so just become more 09:25 of that again I can’t go over any other 09:27 tips for you except for what I’m gonna 09:29 freestyle because they didn’t really 09:31 have a page saying well blah blah so I 09:34 don’t know if they have a a grace period 09:38 we can what you could do is you could 09:41 test that out which I’m gonna do right 09:42 now none so this is the website that I 09:47 was that I just right there this is the 09:51 website I just canceled my account with 09:53 if if you’ve never heard of chat tango 09:55 calm this is it so but I’m not gonna you 09:59 know screen-capture showing you how to 10:01 log in 10:02 to my account Hawai all right so let me 10:05 test it really quick and let’s see if it 10:08 even lets me log back in 10:18 yes in big bright background font now 10:23 that’s proper that’s proper marketing I 10:25 think that’s pretty sleazy of these 10:27 motherfuckers at this website then it 10:30 went when it came down to deleting my 10:32 account that I had to reenter my 10:34 password okay fine then I had to enter 10:37 in a CAPTCHA but the capture was in like 10:39 a an aqua font and it was not bright and 10:44 it was very hard to see the font was not 10:47 like white on an aqua background the 10:50 font was literally aqua and so I had to 10:55 zoom in because I couldn’t fucking read 10:57 it incorrect login info the background 11:02 is bright red and the font on that 11:06 background is white if you’ve ever 11:07 studied marketing you want contrasting 11:11 colors and web development a fucking 11:18 light aqua on a white background where 11:22 you can in a and then a lot of those 11:25 CAPTCHA programs the fonts aren’t they 11:28 use weird janky fonts that even with 11:32 black on white or white on black are 11:34 difficult to read anyways alright so 11:38 that’s it anything further I guess what 11:42 I can I don’t want to make this video 11:44 too long is I just when it comes to your 11:48 internet footprint you want to if you 11:51 have the time study computer security 11:53 all’s it takes is one piece of 11:56 information and one of these 11:58 motherfuckers on YouTube or Facebook or 12:01 Twitter or ad nauseam ad infinitum 12:04 they will SWAT you if you’re in 12:06 information technology and you’re just 12:08 trying to help people you’re just trying 12:10 to be nice trying to help people show 12:12 them how to put a computer together or 12:14 whatever whatever your niche is and 12:16 information technology all of a sudden 12:18 the police show up multiple squad cars 12:21 with their guns out you know a blazing 12:26 you know I’m saying so there to me 12:31 there’s many different reasons why it 12:32 could be productive for you to just 12:34 clean up your internet footprint the 12:36 less accounts you have online the last 12:39 chance that somebody could circumvent 12:43 that online account and then use any 12:46 information in that account for to go 12:49 after you as far as bank information you 12:53 know fiduciary responsibilities bills 12:56 whatever is important to you you know 12:59 I’m saying and then also another reason 13:00 why is that most services on the 13:03 internet that are quote unquote free 13:04 there’s almost always a catch 13:06 well let’s see the National Security 13:08 Agency wants you to use Facebook so that 13:10 they can spy on you all the time 13:12 also known as national spy agency I mean 13:18 you can learn how to like host your own 13:21 email so you don’t have to rely on Gmail 13:24 no there’s no guarantees have you ever 13:26 read the terms of agreements for these 13:28 billion dollar fascist crooked criminal 13:30 corporations they can close that account 13:33 and on the real world computer 13:35 technician I would say at least once a 13:37 day every couple of days I see somebody 13:39 complaining of not being able to log 13:42 into an email account and but it’s more 13:47 specific they’re complaining because 13:49 they’re fucked now they can’t get into 13:50 their bank account they can’t get into 13:53 their PayPal they can’t get in or well 13:55 or with this alleged pandemic they can’t 13:58 get into a file for unemployment or they 14:00 can’t get in to receive the stimulus 14:04 check you know I’m saying and I’m not 14:06 making in this up so these email 14:10 providers are very it can be very 14:12 crooked gmail I would not I don’t give 14:14 out orders I’m just telling you as a 14:16 with experience you may not want to rely 14:19 on Gmail Microsoft restof you can get a 14:23 free hop a real a free outlook.com 14:27 account or hotmail or 14:31 or any of the other or yahoomail you 14:35 just don’t know one day you try to Lotte 14:37 you you might even have your password 14:39 saved in your web browser and it’s 14:40 worked for today and I’m not making this 14:42 one up it’s worked for five years ten 14:44 years all of a sudden you logged into 14:46 your computer or you try to log into 14:48 Yahoo and access denied wrong password 14:51 or you know account terminated or 14:54 account closed or whatever that oh yes 14:56 yes yes yes yes or another one is that 14:59 I’m giving you a lot of gold tips I 15:00 don’t know why you clear your cache or 15:05 you you get a different computer and you 15:07 forgot your password alright just goes 15:08 on and on so any as far as when you 15:10 close accounts even chat tango if it’s 15:13 important to you I’m not giving out 15:16 orders it’s a free service you can 15:17 private chat you can even have you you 15:19 can you can have chat rooms if you don’t 15:22 have chat on your computer website you 15:26 can create one with chat tango and then 15:27 but you have to copy and paste the code 15:29 but they who knows they might read those 15:32 messages you may not have any privacy 15:34 they’ll lie Tia yeah I I’m not accusing 15:36 chat tango of any of that it’s just you 15:38 don’t know a lot of these corporations 15:41 are liars anyways and then so to me try 15:46 to become reliant on your own you can 15:48 host your own email you get a domain 15:50 name government sucks comm and then the 15:54 email and then you then you learn how to 15:57 set up email server and then how to you 16:03 know create an account and then that 16:06 email is on your website government 16:08 sucks com nobody else can fuck with ya 16:11 oh yeah they’ll be assholes it’ll try to 16:13 you know circumvent your accounts but 16:15 you’ll be my point is that you will be 16:17 in control instead of the government 16:19 military dictatorship always trying to 16:21 control you well you can do this you can 16:23 do that well you should wear a mask well 16:25 you should not wear a mask well you 16:27 should wear this type of mask well you 16:29 shouldn’t wear that type get it you’re 16:31 in control of your own destiny 16:33 same thing with chat there’s all kinds 16:36 of free chat services but are they are 16:39 they spying on your private messages are 16:41 they releasing that information to a 16:43 government agent 16:44 see or what whereas there’s all kinds of 16:48 free trap chat scripts like IRC Amos so 16:53 just be aware that when you delete your 16:56 chat email account you’re gonna lose 16:58 everything and I just tested it and over 17:01 here I can screen capture this but let 17:03 me make sure it doesn’t have any any 17:05 useful information so this is what the 17:08 message I received BAM this is exactly 17:12 what I what I wanted to see my chat 17:15 tango albatross is gone I think unless 17:20 it’s hidden on some servers that I’m not 17:22 aware of like Facebook Facebook claims 17:25 that Wow 17:26 once you click the delete or once you 17:28 delete your account it’s gone forever I 17:29 don’t believe that but I don’t have 17:31 anything bad to say about chann tagging 17:33 or anyways I don’t really know for a 17:34 fact but I haven’t really you know had 17:36 any problems with him I just don’t 17:38 necessarily trust anybody anymore 17:42 incorrect login info that is when I 17:45 tried to sign back into that chat tango 17:47 account and I know because I had the 17:50 information saved so I know at least the 17:53 username or email was correct and I know 17:55 the password was correct because I 17:58 hadn’t signed in a while and I actually 18:00 had to enter it in and I got in right 18:03 before I made this video all right 18:06 you can check out my blog post that has 18:08 you know it may save you time some 18:12 people learn better with the abstract 18:15 some people want video or honor how do 18:18 we permanently delete your tatting 18:20 account check out my blog post and the 18:22 link of this YouTube video description 18:24 Oh 18 minutes that’s not bad I have a 18:26 big fuckin mouth and I usually try to 18:28 control my videos down to 15 not bad 18:30 adios oh I lied I lied but not 18:33 intentionally my next video was supposed 18:35 to be about a mouse that’s over there 18:37 that’s taken apart but I was like you 18:40 know what I need to you know continue 18:42 with my internet cleanup and I I tried 18:45 to access this chat tangle and I didn’t 18:49 remember the password but I figured it 18:52 out and I logged in I was like you know 18:53 what let’s just bust a video right now 18:55 let’s just I’m gonna delete the account 18:56 now let’s make a video telling you how 19:00 it’s done 19:00 la in real time and then BAM so my whole 19:04 I don’t know I might I don’t lie 19:06 intentionally but I was gonna make a 19:08 video about a black web Mouse from 19:10 Walmart that was a total disaster I 19:13 dropped it once like on hardwood floor 19:15 in a hotel room hotel room whatever and 19:17 it seems to work I took it apart in and 19:21 one of the little pieces of plastic for 19:23 I think the for one of the buttons just 19:27 broke off and I only dropped it once I’m 19:30 like okay I don’t know if I had a 19:32 warranty I only spent like eight or nine 19:34 dollars I’m not really too worried but I 19:36 I will make a video eventually in the 19:38 future then I have another video about a 19:40 wireless mouse that I bought from 19:42 Walmart there was only $9 it’s it’s the 19:45 same brand as this it’s O&N which is a 19:47 Chinese brand I’m not that doesn’t 19:50 bother me and this mouse is just great 19:52 so and so far the wireless mouse it’s 19:55 great so it’s not always that you pay 19:58 what you get for it sometimes it is with 20:01 that other Mouse adios
I received another computer request. This one did NOT deal with troubleshooting. Here is the original initial request:
“I set up Google Analytics on my web site a couple of weeks ago. I decided to change the domain name last week and I don’t know how to switch over the Google Analytics account to my new domain name. I just changed the domain name last week.
I have tried looking up how to assign a new domain name to my google analytics account since making the change. Could not find it.”
Here is my initial original response:
You can change the domain name of your web property in Google Analytics. Log in to Google Analytics. Click on “Admin”.
Browse to the web property that you want to edit. In the “Property” column click on “Default URL”. Type in your new domain URL.
Finally, click on “Save”. This should change your domain in Google Analytics. This individual was able to successfully change their Google Analytics domain with these instructions.
Google Analytics is a free tool that allows you to track your website visitors. I have NOT used this tool in almost a decade. I am NOT a big fan of Google Corporation and attempt to reduce my reliance on them.
However, at times it can by quite difficult to avoid their services. In order to use Google Analytics, you must create a Google account. Then you must login and obtain some code that you will inject into any web page and or website that you have control over.
There are some free plugins available for content management systems like WordPress. These plugins will inject this Google Analytics code into every WordPress post and page for you. Google Analytics can slow down your website.
Besides what other data does Google actually track from your website that they do NOT tell you about? If you are a beginner hosting websites you may want to use Google Analytics so that you learn how to properly track website visitors. I will say this about Google Analytics, for a free tool, you receive quite a bit of data regarding your web traffic.
Currently, I do NOT obsess over reviewing my web traffic reports. However, reviewing web traffic reports, like Google Analytics can help you with your search engine optimization campaigns. You can find out this type of information about your web visitors:
* visitors per day
* unique visitors per day
* repeat visitors
* visitor time on your website
* keyword searches
* organic traffic
* referral traffic
* referring website
* visitor activity
* bounce percentage
* pages per session
* average session time
* type of device used
The list goes on and on and on. You may find some of this data valuable. I am more concerned with creating content and attracting visitors then obviously worrying about my website statistics.
However, with a free tool like Google Analytics you can learn how to track your website visitors. There may be some data that helps you attract more traffic. You might be able to find out what is working on your website and vice versa.
This could be useful to find out what is NOT working on your website. Once you have mastered Google Analytics, perhaps you may want to use a tool that will help you convert those website visitors.
One problem with this scenario is that you are editing a WordPress core file which will get over written each time you upgrade WordPress. Also, you may not want to get into the habit of editing WordPress core files. I searched for a n Open Web Analytics plugin that would inject code into each WordPress post or page so that I could track website visitors.
I found such a plugin called Open Web Analytics Plugin by Christian Schmidt. However, this plugin was developed nearly 7 years ago. This plugin may or may NOT work with newer WordPress versions.
Looks as if this plugin was abandoned years ago. Proceed with caution and AnetComputers.com is not responsible for problems with your website. I will now give you instructions on how to install and configure this plugin.
Login to your WordPress dashboard. Click on “Plugins”. Now click on “Add New”.
Type in “owa” without quotes into a search box. Look for “Open Web Analytics Plugin” by Christian Schmidt. Click on “Install Now”.
Click on OK at the “Are you sure you want to install this plugin now” warning pop up. The plugin should download and install. Click on “Activate” to make this plugin live.
Under “Settings” there will be an option titled apropos “Open Web Analytics”. Choose that option and you will taken to this plugins settings. This is where you configure this plugin to grab data from open web analytics that you already installed.
You have to enter your open web analytics site ID into the first field. You must login with your admin account into the open web analytics tracking system. Click on “Edit Profile” for the website that you want to integrate with WordPress.
You will see your “Site ID” under “Site Profile”. This is a lengthy alphanumerical string. Copy and paste this site ID into the first configuration field in the WordPress plugin configuration. You can have this plugin track “Downloads”.
You can add in the host name of the server where you installed open web analytics. This is entirely optional. For example I would enter in www.anetcomputers.com.
The “Base URL of installation” should already be filled in with /owa/. For example if you installed open web analytics into the owa directory under your web root, then you should see /owa/. However, if you changed the installation folder on your web server from /owa/ to say /stats/ then you want to change /owa/ to /stats/ in this field. You can optionally track the admin user with this tool.
Place a check next to “Track the admin user too”. Now click on “Update Settings”. Now you get to test if this plugin is working. Browse to your website so that this open web analytics detects a visitor.
In the open web analytics administrator back end you should see:
0 Visits 0 Page Views 0.00 % Bounce Rate
Now that you just visited your website, you should see some statistics for your website. Click on “Tracked Sites” from the main administrator dashboard. AnetComputers.com should show at least this:
1 Visits 1 Page Views 100.00 % Bounce Rate
If you were to click on an addition page you should see this:
1 Visits 2 Page Views 0.00 % Bounce Rate
Open Web Analytics is free and open source software that helps you track your website visitors. This software is similar to Google Analytics. Once upon a time there was some other free open source software called Trace Watch.
However, that software is no longer supported. I then turned towards Open Web Analytics, when I had either my own virtual private server or physical web server. Then I eventually went back to using shared web hosting from Namecheap.
I turned to using the Awstats that was already installed. Now, I just earlier this year purchased virtual private server space. I am going to show you how to install Open Web Analytics.
This should take you around 10 minutes if you are familiar with the concept of installing software on your own virtual private or dedicated server. I would say in my opinion most shared hosting providers will not give you root access therefore you most likely will not be able to install this website analytics software on shared hosting. You will need to download a tarball.
The most recent version is 1.6.2. You will need to decompress this tarball. It will create a “owa” folder with all the installation files.
Now you want to upload this folder to your web server. You will most likely use file transfer protocol to upload this folder. You can upload it to your website root folder.
For example /home/user/public_html/. Also, you can create a folder off of your website root and upload the folder contents there.
Once you have successfully uploaded the owa folder to your web server, you will be creating a MySQL database. You will need to access your MySQL server via command line or with phpMyAdmin. Click on “Databases” in phpMyAdmin.
The rest of these instructions will assume you are using phpMyAdmin. In the “Create a database” field enter in the name of your owa database. For example owadb.
You can either choose a “Collation” type from a drop down menu or just leave that setting alone. Now click on “Create” button. You have just created the database that Open Web Analytics will be using.
This database has no tables. Now you need to click on “Privileges”. You will need to browse back to Home in phpMyAdmin and then click on “Privileges”.
Place a check box next to at least one already created and configured user. You are giving this MySQL username access privileges to this newly created database. Look for “Add privileges on the following database”.
Choose your newly created owadb database from this drop down list. Click on “Check All” next to “Database specific privileges”. Now you remove the check next to “GRANT” and click on “Go”.
Now you browse to the install path in your web browser. For example since I uploaded owa to the website root folder I will need to browse to this path:
You should see an Open Web Analytics Installer screen. Now click on “Let’s Get Started…” to begin this installation. You should see a “Configuration Settings” screen.
You should not need to change your “URL of OWA”. Type in localhost in “Database Host” field. Type in the name of your database in this example owadb into the “Database Name” field.
Type into the “Database User” field the MySQL user earlier that you gave privileges to. For example user. You will need to enter in the password associated with “user” into the “Database Password” field. Click on the “Continue” button.
Under “Site Domain” field enter the domain of the website you are going to track visitors for. This example would be anetcomputers.com. Now enter in your email address in case you forget your password for Open Web Analytics.
You are actually creating your admin login for this tool. Enter in a password for the email address you just typed in earlier. Remember this email address and password will allow you to administrate this website tracking software.
You should see a final “Success…Installation is Complete” page. You have just installed Open Web Analytics onto your web server. You should see the login and password information on this page.
Click on “Login and generate a site tracker”. This will take you to the Open Web Analytics login page. Login with your admin username and password just created.
You want to ssh into your website. Also, you will want to either login with the root account or sudo to root. You will now be pasting this code into either the index.html or index.php file on your web server.
This depends on whether or not you are using a content management system like WordPress. You can use a text editor like vi. Make sure to write the file changes by typing :wq!
Now you can test your website tracking. Test a web page on your website by browsing to a page. For example you would browse to anetcomputers.com.
This also tests to make certain this software does not conflict with your website. If you receive a blank page then obviously there is a problem. Click on “Tracked Sites”.
You should see your website in this list. If you properly added the tracking code, then you should already see some statistics. To view more detailed information, you want to click on “View Reports”.
You can change how Open Web Analytics tracks visitors by clicking on “Main Configuration”. User Management allows you to add additional users that will have access to this tool. Tracking additional websites is also available with this software.
You would just follow the steps above to add an additional website. Click on “Add New”. I do NOT know if there is a limit to how many websites you can track visitors with this tool.
This is my preferred website analytics tool. Once upon a time, I used Google Analytics. That tracking system would slow down my website(s) and who knows what Google does with all that data.
I decided to no longer use a virtual private server and instead build my own web server. I obtained a Comcast Xfinity business class broadband service. As long as you have a business class service, then you can physically host your own websites.
Comcast will most likely block your hyper text transfer protocol traffic with one of their residential Internet services. Anyways, one predicament of maintaining your own web server, is what operating system and or web serving software to use. I tried for days if NOT weeks to install a web server manually.
This is often times called a Linux Apache Mysql PHP server. What I could not over come was some of the configuration files for hosting multiple websites. I finally gave up and started researching free open source multi website control panels.
I finally found my solution for an easy hosting control panel, called ISPConfig. I had used cPanel for years. However, cPanel requires a monthly subscription.
ISPConfig is one of the first free open source hosting control panels I tried. The installation can have quite a bit of a learning curve. Depending on what Linux distribution you install, you might end up using the ISPConfig installation script.
This installation script requires that you answer some web hosting technical questions. You will need to know and understand how a website actually works on the server end. Once you are able to successfully install ISPConfig 3, then this web hosting control panel could be classified as easy.
ISPConfig is just as easy to use as cPanel. However, there is a lack of documentation as the developers require that you purchase the user manual. I was able to find most if not all of my questions answered on their public forums.
I was able to configure and maintain two wordpress websites for four years. I was able to configure email as well. ISPConfig has a web based administrator interface.
Most if not all tasks that you can complete in cPanel can completed in ISPConfig. You can access the live online demo for free. You can even demo the administrator interface.
With anything that is new, their will become a learning curve. However, once you familiarize yourself with the web based interface, you will be up in running in no time. I actually because of a lack of money, had to abandon my business class internet and thus my own physical web server.
I am paying very little for a virtual private server currently. I tried installing ISPConfig with a quick installer. However, it failed and I decided to install Centos web panel.
However, I am considering installing ISPConfig 3 again. I was in a bit of a rush to move three websites from a yearly shared hosting plan. I would just need to provision my virtual private server again and restore all three websites.
ISPConfig 3 has four major sections where you maintain your website(s).
* domain name system
* virtual server
Also, you can actually use ISPConfig 3 to resell web space. You just create separate clients. I was pleasantly surprised with the ease and speed of maintaining a web server.
Most major tools are at your finger tips so that you can maintain multiple websites. Installing WordPress is straight forward. Initially, I had installed ISPConfig 3 on a minimal version of Ubuntu server.
However, when I recently tried installing it, I was using a minimal server version of Centos. This could be the problem. Creating email inboxes was simple.
Also, you can create catch all inboxes with ISPConfig 3. Adding an Internet protocol address is simple as well. Many tasks like adding domains and sub domains only require a couple of mouse clicks.
I was able to maintain multiple websites with ISPConfig quite quickly just like I had before with cPanel. ISPConfig 3 supports the following Linux distributions:
* open suse
There is a separate billing module that you can purchase if you want to become a web hosting seller.
I finally found two alternative web browsers to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microst Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Opera, and the list goes on. I have been using Qupzilla 2.2.6 for months now as my main web browser of choice. However, the developer has decided to no longer support Qupzilla.
This same developer created a new web browser called Falkon which is actually based upon Qupzilla. The official version of Falkon has finally been released. Falkon 3.0.1 is now available for download.
This web browser is free and open source software. You can install it on both Linux and Microsoft windows based operating systems. There was a pre-release version of Falkon 3.0.0 available since February.
Normally, I do NOT fuck with alpha and beta software. However, since this was considered a pre-release I tested this web browser out. The graphical user interface is almost exactly like Qupzilla.
However, when I tested it there were a few areas that became problematic. Falkon has been my backup web browser to Qupzilla for the past three months. Now that this alternative web browsers official release is here, I may make Falkon my main web browser of choice.
Falkon 3.0.1 official release is the first ever bug fix version. This version was released on May eight two thousand eighteen. Falkon is NOT yet available for Macintosh operating system.
Amazingly, the developer is working on a Macintosh version. You can install Falkon as a stand alone application or use it as a portable application. Fourteen bugs were fixed in this first ever official Falcon web browser 3.0.1.
* profile migration for QupZilla
* wrong form data
* wrong back and forward buttons
* loading uniform resource locator 20%
* download text files
* download manager not closing restored tabs
* location bar site icon
* QtWebEngine 5.11 problems
* speed dial blank
* html full screen
* speed dial settings
* crashed sessions
* bookmarks toolbar height
* collapsed parent
* opening new window
Falkon is an official KDE project. This project supports the three major operating systems. Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, and Linux. Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8, and Microsoft Windows 10 operating systems are supported.
Mainstream Linux distributions are supported. Since the first official release of alternative web browsers Falkon web is NOT yet available for Macintosh operating system, then I do NOT know what versions of Macintosh operating system are supported. There are both x86 32 bit and x64 64 bit web browser version available.
For now I am pleased with both Falkon and Qupzilla. I will most likely make Falkon my main web browser of choice and keep Qupzilla around as a backup. Finally, some decent web browsers around that do NOT fucking drive me up a wall like the mainstream web browsers do.
Although I admit that this my dogmatic subjective perspective vantage point.
I received a request from a third party web site where I earn supplemental income answering computer and technology related questions. Here is their request:
“I just had something very strange that happened when I was on Google white pages. It was a large red screen that also was speaking saying it was Microsoft windows and it was an alert stating my information on my computer had been compromised and to call the # on the screen”
This individual was using a laptop with Windows 10 operating system installed. Let me cut to the chase. These types of alerts are scams.
I would never call any number advertised. These false positives actually can install adware, malware, spyware, and or a virus onto your computer. Here was my response:
This is most likely a scam. There are quite a few scammers trying to get money from people. However, you may have been infected with malware, spyware, etc.
You could perform a system restore back to before you received this message. Also, you could perform a full virus scan. You could scan for malware and spyware with my preferred anti spyware program.
This is a free download. Finally, make sure that your firewall is turned on. You can get infected with spyware just by browsing the Internet.
This individual requested that I remotely connect to their computer and perform some system scans. First, I noticed that there were two anti-virus running. You NEVER need more than one anti-virus software installed on your computer.
As a matter of fact two or more anti-virus software can actually slow down your computer to a crawl. These programs will conflict with each other. I removed Viper security, with the permission of this client.
They now only had Mcafee Internet security installed. I made sure any updates were downloaded and installed for Mcafee. Also, I ran a quick virus scan.
My preferred malware/spyware removal found two pieces of software that I removed. Also, it found over 700 tracking cookies. Mcafee did NOT find any viruses.
I verified that indeed the Mcafee firewall was turned on. Also, whenever I remotely connect to a client computer, I generally use my preferred PC optimization tool. Also, to save time, I run many scans at the same time.
This PC optimization tool found around 1500 registry items. Often times, whenever I run this tool, I notice an immediate difference in the over all responsiveness of a Microsoft Windows operating system. Also, I went into task manager and looked to see if there was high central processing unit, random access memory, and or hard drive utilization.
Another thing I check for is making certain there are no problems with hardware devices. A quick gaze at Device Manager did NOT reveal any problems. Finally, I normally check Microsoft Windows 10 updates.
These are nothing short of a disaster, but I check them anyways to see if any of them are failing. Believe it or not, adware, malware, spyware, and virus can cause problems with device drivers and even Microsoft Windows updates. I did try performing a system file check, but it was taking too long to run.
Overall, I think this computer may have been affected with just two adware/malware/spyware programs. Many of these Microsoft system security alert messages are just phony pop up messages seducing you into calling the telephone number advertised. Then the perpetrator will ask for your credit card information.
Worse of all is that they will request access to your computer and then intentionally infect your computer. I never take these messages seriously. I would never waste time calling any phone number advertised.
However, as a computer technician, I will run a spyware scan, just to make certain. In closing, you could install an advertisement or pop up blocker on your web browser. This individual was using Google Chrome web browser when they received this alert.
I was going to install an advertisement blocker for them, but to my chagrin Ad Block Plus was already installed. Nothing to me is perfect in the technology sector. I am NOT surprised that one of these fake alerts was able to bypass an ad blocker.