Building The Gemsbok PC



The video above is a walkthrough of building my desktop PC in October of 2016. Unlike all other pages on this site, this resource is available as a video only. But for some added value I’ve got more thorough lists of parts and sites below than are available in the video’s description box.

I mistakenly say that the RAM is DDR4-2133 when it is in fact DDR4-2400; there are a few audio glitches from the upload process; and I neglect to mention a couple of installed peripherals like my webcam and speakers. But otherwise the video gives a pretty clear picture of the PC build process.

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Building The Gemsbok PC was last modified: March 2nd, 2017 by Daniel Podgorski

Why to Avoid Bluehost as a Web Hosting Provider



Bluehost Logo - avoid Bluehost - negative Bluehost reviewI was a Bluehost customer. This very website was hosted on a Bluehost server for the first six months of its existence. As of now, that is no longer the case. Now I am writing a negative Bluehost review. As to the form of this negative Bluehost review, I would like to tell you what happened to this site (and to me) that permanently drove my business away from Bluehost (and, just to be safe, away from all other companies under the EIG umbrella as well).

From now on, because of their inconsistent server performance, possibly shady service practices, and extremely bad customer support, I will avoid Bluehost, and I will encourage any web developers reading this to avoid Bluehost as well.

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Why to Avoid Bluehost as a Web Hosting Provider was last modified: August 21st, 2016 by Daniel Podgorski

2 Essentials to Successfully Start a Blog

So you want people to read your writing?


typewriter - how to start a blog

Photo by McKay Savage

Perhaps you’ve been looking at one or more articles on The Gemsbok or elsewhere, and you’ve decided that you might want to start a blog of your own to get your writing and your ideas in front of other people.

Well, that’s a great start! Many writers don’t even get that far. Making that decision is the first step toward people reading what you’ve written, so well done. Now I hope that the rest of this article gets you from having that idea in your head to having your blog up and running, fast and easy.

Before anything, I would warn you that there are pitfalls when you start a blog. Managing and developing a successful blog website can be challenging. Sticking to your writing and posting schedule is the most important habit, but can be difficult. And sometimes technical difficulties can temporarily derail your project. But if you think that you’re up to the task, and really want to get your writing out there, there is some good news: the ‘getting started’ part is actually quite easy!

There are two primary things that you will need to start a blog, and getting them set up is quick and easy enough that you could have your first post online less than twenty minutes after reading this page. Those two things are a hosting service and a blogging software. The hosting service is cheap, but not free; the blogging software is free. Now let me explain each of these things:

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2 Essentials to Successfully Start a Blog was last modified: September 1st, 2017 by Daniel Podgorski

4 Places to Legally Find Free Books Online

Read whatever book you want, free and legally, right now!


Books are expensive, but reading can be cheap.

Free books are readily available. By taking advantage of public domain collections, free trial offers, and library catalogues, you can almost definitely get a hold of the next book you want to read without spending a cent on it.

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4 Places to Legally Find Free Books Online was last modified: April 12th, 2016 by Daniel Podgorski