A Quora answer on the value of intuition and trusting your natural instinct.
My guide to pricing, and selling, your work as a freelance writer.
The Jerusalem Municipality’s spectacularly stupid street party initiative
I have written a lot about backups in recent months. So much so that I reckon that there is probably an entire book’s worth of material about…
My solution to dealing with angry criticism as a writer. From Quora.
Are you a generalist or a specialist? Do you have to decide between either or is there a middle ground? Some of my thoughts.
A summary of my first 100+ posts on Medium.com
A summary of today’s distracting question: how much wine did the Ancient Israelites really drink?
Does Ireland hate Israel? My views on the matter – via Quora.
A review of Seth Godin’s short read ‘The Dip’
How to create a backup system for your shared hosting environment on a Linux host.
How to back up your Linux desktop computer onto a Synology NAS
4 methodologies for backing your Linux desktop/workstation onto a Synology NAS over the LAN
How to take full disk images using Clonezilla to a network server LAN over SSH.
Unboxing and setting up the Synology DS920+ NAS
A screencast walking through V1.3 of my 3-2-1 compliant Ubuntu desktop backup approach.
Updated documentation (V1.3) for my desktop backup approach for Ubuntu Linux.
Coming soon …. Synology DS920+ NAS review (and Linux backups)
Lesson learned: do not use shady file sharing sites to send your ebook to reviewers!
Some of the colorful characters one finds populating Facebook medical support groups.
On the positive effect that writing directed notes of appreciation to writers and businesses can have.
Anti-freier culture prevails strong in Israel. But could the PM have made freiers out of his own people?
My three year long non-fiction reading list (and challenge!)
Some customer service style phrases that can be deployed if you are battling online trolls.
Some common myths about VPNs — and realities.
How to frustrate commonly employed pixel tracking to hide open and clickthrough activity
A review of ‘Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy’ — one of the most well-known texts in the corporate intelligence canon.
Some changes I would like to see in Israel in ten years’ time.
Finding great reading material for your Kindle doesn’t have to cost you much — or anything!
You’re looking to join the self-employed madhouse? Here are some things that might be useful to know.
An initial comparison of the data export approaches of SaaS services and cloud providers
If you’re still running LXDE, or are using Openbox through some other lightweight desktop environment (DE) then you might be interested in creating custom keybindings…
Backup strategy V1.3 in full including both local and cloud backups.
An overview of several websites that have Hebrew fonts available for free public download.
The issues that I take with disguised affiliate marketing pushing groups on Facebook!
How to use Cloudberry to push a Clonezilla disk image to cloud object storage
A workaround for backing up pCloud cloud to cloud using EC2 and rclone (because of the rclone pCloud 2FA issue).
Using rclone and EC2 to back up a Gsuite Takeout to the Cloud.
My system for automatically organizing digital bills in my GSuite.
V1.2 of my master backup strategy, encompassing both local storage and everything on the cloud.
A run through of how some common SaaS / cloud platforms rank in how well they let users export their own data.
How to use the data request features in Quora and Reddit to receive a download of your data.
Using Mailchimp to send custom wedding videos to your guests
Want to share your rantings and ravings about the virus with other non-experts? Now you have an online home!
How to use Multcloud to create a backup sync job between two clouds.
An overview of the GUI tools currently available for managing S3 buckets on Ubuntu Linux.
How to backup your web hosting and cloud storage in a 3-2-1 compliant manner.
A method for piping all registrations to a Google Group rather than you inbox.
How to set up OpenDNS on the Arris TG1652S telephony gateway — as issued by Partner Israel.
Why dropping into flight mode everyday has been the best enhancement to productivity and focus that I have ever made.
How to use xdotool and some Bash scripting to automatically launch programs from a home media server.
Kosher for Passover tuna on matza pizza!
My thoughts on the now commonplace practice of attempting to charge people for guest blogging.
A shortened version of my earlier post comparing the pros and cons of living in Israel.
Here’s a look inside the weird world of Zoom bombing. Where do Zoom raiders coordinate and plan their “raids”. I take a look inside.
I’m using the “home time” to try improve my Hebrew. Here are the shows I could find that – at the time of writing – have Hebrew audio and English subtitles.
Socially isolating? There are tons of great webinars, virtual networking meetings, and learning opportunities taking place on Zoom. Here’s a guide to finding some.
A video screencast on YouTube about the latest COVID-19 developments in Israel.
How to change the default Shift +3 combination on the standard Irish keyboard layout to mimic that of American layouts. (Ubuntu).
Facebook Community Standards sucks. Here’s why.
Did you know that you can order prescription medications online via Super Pharm? Here’s how – in English.To help people #stayhome, here’s how.
An account of my first week in isolation.
My top technology recommendations for noise-adverse people working from home
My methodology for calculating a target freelance hourly rate.
Five occupations that use excellent multimonitor workstations.
Many online coursegivers are charlatans. My thoughts on this subject.
Will the coronavirus lead to a staycation revolution in Israel? Some reasons to be optimistic – and some not to be.
Somebody on Quora charged: the Irish are anti-Semitic. My answer.
A summary of a recent reported coronavirus exposure in Jerusalem
A typical example of an imported and marked up Alibaba product sold in Israel
A couple of months ago, I wrote what (as far as I can tell) is the only round-up / reference for the various VESA multi…
My gallbladder surgery, about bile reflux gastritis, and my “Water Project” invite friends out for glasses of water.
Some observations about cultural differences and my experience working with Israelis.
A new methodology I’m using to make working with clients over Google Docs more straightforward!
S01/E03 of The Borderliners Podcast is out. Here are some of the peripheral characters we have talked to do date — and what we hope to do with the podcast.
Today’s curry: rice and misir wot (Ethiopian lentil curry).
My takeaways from the third LinkedIn/Edelman B2B Thought Leadership Impact Study
I’m studying towards passing the LPIC Essentials certifications!
I’m back currying! Stay tuned for more updates.
V2 of my desktop specced out in one place. For reference to /r/buildapc.
Some basic technical preparations you can take to keep working … even when the lights go out.
If you’re involved in producing a podcast, then you’re probably interested in using syndication channels and other services to maximize your show’s reach. One channel…
A failed experiment to attempt to find completed contact forms lurking on the open web.
Some common things I get asked about ghostwriting — and some answers.
A review of
Using Zoho CRM to create a system for sending out project updates to clients.
An outline of internal referrals — and why I think they’re a great and underutilized means of growing a freelancing or consulting business.
Does anonymity make the internet a worse place?
Immigrants to Israel and army service: are you destined to be an outcast if you don’t do it?
My feelings about calling writing ‘content’!
Writers: how do you feel when people tell you that ‘anybody can write’?
How did Israel revive Hebrew when Ireland hasn’t been able to revive Irish?
How to work from Israel with various world time zones.
If you’re navigating the freelance pricing minefield, here are some guidelines about the advantages of per word, per hour, and per project.
Building an OTP-protected staging environment for a Wordpress site isn’t that complicated. I demonstrate how using Softaculous and Cloudflare.
Some of the coolest setups I have come across on /r/battlestations recently.
If you’re sizing up freelance clients for the next business quarter or year, check out some due diligence tips to make that search easier.
As I approach the 3,000 order milestone, some more thoughts about the ridiculousness that is buying products on Aliexpress
KVMs, MST Hubs: the other bits and pieces you need for a great multimonitor workstation.
Some recollections from a random chat with a random guy at a wedding
Here’s how I use AWS S3 object storage to keep my Gsuite and cloud storage running lean and free of old email and files.
My new graphics card has been installed. So it’s already time to start sizing up the hardware required for the next upgrade, starting with a 6 monitor capable GPU.
Some thoughts about customer service in Israel and my whitelists and blacklists.
I contend: “high tech” is a meaningless word.
How many Israelis speak Arabic?
Do you need a special grinder to achieve Turkish-fine coffee?
Could freelancing be more secure than regular employment in some ways?
Is it ethical to hire a ghostwriter?
How is the Mossad regarded domestically?
How can you transition from full time employment into full time freelancing?
Somebody on Quora asked: What is the point of being a Ghostwriter? Aren’t you just writing things for other people to take credit for? I…
How do the UN missions and the IDF get along day to day?
Living in Israel – as compared to a Birthright trip!
Should you go into consulting without any prior expereince?
How has Hebrew changed since ancient times?
“We tried to call you but you didn’t pick up.” Rude?
Has Israel reached its potential as a tourist destination?
How can you ensure your career evolution as a freelancer?
Is Israel part theocracy?
How does defamation law in Israel compared to elsewhere in the world?
Why I’ve been using Linux on the desktop for about the past 10 years
Does Israel need hasbara?
Why can’t Israel win the propaganda war it is engaged in?
What’s the best way to develop a strong portfolio?
My thoughts about responsiveness. And why I’m choosing to swim in the opposite direction of it.
What are some myths about Israel that bother you?
Do governments’ foreign affairs offices maintain massive flag collections?
Is there something that Israel could learn from Ireland?
If Israelis could speak Arabic, would that help things?
A quick run through of the various VESA computer monitor stands on the market.
Introducing: cocktail shaker coffee — two times the caffeine of regular coffee!
Some red flags to avoid potential bad fit freelance clients.
A crazy sales experiment I’m running to attract slightly higher intent leads.
Here’s my current workstation with its peripherals.
My current selection of Android apps I deem indispensable.
I’ve been on something of a flag kick for the last twelve months. Don’t ask. Here are some of my first designs.
How many Irish people visit Israel every month, on average? Thanks to the power of Quora, I now have the answer!
Today’s improvements to my communications stack
How to block incoming calls from the PA areas, including Gaza.
What do I think about “Irish” bars in Israel — and how could they be better? Here’s my outline.
My standing recommendations for restaurants and bars in Jerusalem
Four international FinTech products I would love to see available in Israel
My current podcasting initiatives, including The Borderliners Podcast and The DSR Ghostwriting Podcast.
A cross-post from my bylined writing page outlining my thoughts on the current election quagmire.
Some more great deals I found on Amazon this week!
Some more free shipping to Israel eligible products from Amazon. Get them before the party ends!
So after having described, at length, the Amazon Free Shipping Extravaganza yesterday, I came to the realization that the “bug” I was seeing was related…
Some recommendations and strategies for availing of Amazon’s current free shipping offer for Israeli customers.
My interest in Kaizen and the Kaizen diary I’ve just started! My attempt at explaining the psychology behind my bulk buying fascination.
The Borderliners Podcast has resumed production. Our second interview subject: a young cat lady.
In praise of email: my (still) favorite communications tool.
The current state of my domain collection and some thoughts on the merits of reseller hosting packages.
Doar Yisrael have introduced email alerts — a world exclusive!
My love of Gastronorm pans — the best cooking storage pans on the planet.
Demonstrating a phishing scam received over LinkedIn message
My bylined writing archive: what is it? Where is it?
Thought that sliced pan was the only bread you could put in a toasted sandwich maker? Think again!
If you’re thinking about purchasing reseller or VPS hosting from Host4Geeks, please do yourself a favor and read this before whipping out your credit card.
I document my typical due diligence process when identifying new agencies to pitch to for business.
This year-round pantry-pleaser with exotic spices is sure to please the family
Why Zoho CRM was a bad fit and what I’ve found instead
Documented; The Great Malware Meltdown of 5779i
Another nightmare hosting experience with Host4Geeks. One week to find a new host!
The epic #weddingofalifetime PR campaign documented!
My personal branding journey so far, name changes, fake profiles, and keeping a low profile online.
Some comical jobs posts from the infamous Nefesh b’Nefesh jobs board.
Some default configuration steps I take whenever I’m setting up a new CRM
Reviewing CRM two of the day: Salesmate
An earnest warning about Agile CRM, a buggy Indian CRM provider with extremely dubious billing practices.
Today’s tech stack documentation effort: communications tools and email proclivities
The enormous pantry / dried goods collection
Apparently I’m blowing through $1600 a year on sales technology. Here’s the “stack in progress” documented
Introducing my Github repository (a work in progress) to document my Ubuntu configuration edits.
A couple of ideas for doing more with Google Groups than simply setting up email lists
Another upgrade. Another almost bricked system. Another incremental improvement towards the unbreakable Ubuntu box.
Israel, Ireland, and the respective merits of both
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Want to know how I backup my Ubuntu desktop and cloud infrastructure? Here’s my latest attempt at documenting it.
I’ve surpassed 1,000 orders on Aliexpress. Some random late night musings on the very best of what I’ve purchased there.
Some thoughts on my latest CRM: using AutoGTK to input text macros!
As I can’t take an actual Quora backup, here are some of my answers from the past 12 months or so.
A few apps I use to make running two separate SIMs on one Android handset a breeze.
Some podcasts I am enjoying listening to at the moment
After more than 10 years of using Ubuntu, it was time that I rolled out my very own Linux distro. Introducing: Danbuntu 18.04 LTS!
A DIY method for forwarding 2FA SMS and calls I came up with after getting locked out of Paypal
My first collection of thoughts on shopping from the wonderfully bizarre haven of Chinese e-commerce known as Aliexpress
A nice new Android app I’ve found that brings me one step closer to operating all social interactions as a bot
A quick video demonstrating of AuoKey GTK — a nice keyboard-based text macro entry utility for Ubuntu
How to run some basic Google searches to download media lists left on peoples’ public-facing web servers.
If you’re a freelancer, then you’ll need to have a portfolio to show off your work. Here are some tips to make it successful!