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‘POSE’ — Features Galore, But Simple To Use, Powerful Cloud-Based ‘Point Of Sale’ (POS) Solution By Israeli Tech Giant ‘Interspace Ltd.’

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the ‘POSE’ Homepage and start your FREE trial.

 


Click to ENLARGE and admire.


Interspace Ltd.‘ is Israel’s GoDaddy — i.e., provider of anything and everything to do with Web hosting and e-business. They are a Tech Giant in Israel. It is a company with a proven ‘Midas Touch’! Everything they touch turns to GOLD.

POSE is the latest offering by Interspace and the first Interspace product available in the U.S.A. Wow.

Interspace was founded, in 1996, by my friend, Dr. Itzik Nosatzki — who I consider to be THE CLEVEREST (and most charming) man in Israel. Back in the 1990s I had the honor of working with Itzik. Talk about GENIUS, was like being in the presence of Einstein, Edison & Tesla rolled into one. In my book Itzik is a visionary’s visionary. A serial entrepreneur with a long, proven & solid record and portfolio of success.

This is why I am backing POSE — without reservation. Itzik does not screw up. You can put your money on anything developed under Itzik’s leadership.

So, POSE will be a huge winner. More than likely a market leader within 12-months.

He, generous as ever, is offering a FREE trial. So, what have you got to lose.

Give POSE a try. You will be glad you tried.

Enjoy.


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After A Long Hiatus Some Well Earned PRAISE For GoDaddy!

by Anura Guruge


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GoDaddy & I go back a long time, a very long time — 22-years or more.

GoDaddy of OLD was a GREAT, incredibly customer-focused company. GoDaddy & I, in the 1990s, grew up together when it came to the Web. We were both new and we learned together. — helping each other. I kid you not. I started using their Web hosting with Microsoft ‘FrontPage‘ and, truth be told, they didn’t have that many folks using ‘FrontPage’ at the time. There were issues BUT they worked with I to resolve them. Their support was outstanding. They had a group called the ‘Tiger Team’ that tackled the more complex problems. I dealt with them often. Yes, I had issues but GoDaddy always came through.

I was a HUGE fan and endorser of GoDaddy — with reason.

In 2013, the day Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation my ‘popes-and-papacyWordPress Website, hosted at GoDaddy, got 160,000 hits in like 4-hours. It was NOT hosted for that level of traffic. Somebody from the GoDaddy CEO’s office stepped in, unasked, and took over ‘provisioning’ my Website. He made sure that my Website wuld cope with the spike without going down. As I said, he did this without me asking! That was support.

Then came bloody Blake Bloody Irving. He ruined GoDaddy! There is no other way to say it bluntly.

GoDaddy became customer hostile.

I moved all of my Web hosting away from GoDaddy.

Just kept my OLD domain registrations and e-mails at GoDaddy.

And then LAST WEEK!


My e-mail (i.e., anu@wownh.com) has been hosted at GoDaddy for over 20-years. It gets renewed in late December. I am used to that. Over 20-years you get into the routine.

However, in 2017, I transitioned my e-mail, still at GoDaddy, to the Microsoft ‘Office 365 Professional’ e-mail and paid $400+ for that transfer (which they, to their credit, handled very well).

Well, early December I get the usual e-mail from GoDaddy saying my $119 AUTO-RENEWAL will be activated on December 28. I have e-mail, I have been paying this for years, so I just let it go.

But, just ahead of Christmas I had a few minutes to spare and thought I should check my GoDaddy account — which I no longer check that often.

I did.

I noticed I had TWO e-mails — a new one and an OLD and the $119/year was for my old. Hhmmm!

Strange.

Called support. IT WAS AN ERROR. They had NOT closed down my old.

They cancelled and that took out the AUTO RENEW.

But, I had paid $119 in 2017 & 2018 though I was NOT using the old e-mail.

It took a few e-mails and a second phone call, BUT GoDaddy, to their credit, refunded both amounts, on the FLY. They refunds were hitting PayPal while I was still on the phone.

I was impressed. I was pleased.

And I wanted to share that with you.

They did GOOD and I am happy to say so.

Happy New Year.


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Weebly, To Its Credit, Now Provides FREE SSL Security On ALL Hosted Websites, Irrespective Of Plan.

by Anura Guruge


Click to check out the HTTPS:// on the Website. Pretty cool.


Click to check out the HTTPS:// on the Website. I am happy.


Click image to access the Weebly instructions.


Bravo, Weebly!


This was a good move — especially now that Google & Chrome have started ostracizing Websites that do not support SSL-certificate based security, even IF they are only one-way, push-only, informational sites.

Weebly has had SSL support for quite a while now, albeit just on its premium $25/month Business Plan.

Now, and I think it was as of today, they have made it available, FOR FREE, on ALL of its hosting plans. That is a good deal in that GoDaddy is charging $60/year!

Moreover, it is pretty easy to ENABLE!

But, But, But …

Here is a $64,000 TIP.

Read the Weebly SSL instructions to understand the whole process.

THEN, if your domain name is registered somewhere else, e.g., GoDaddy, Network Solutions etc., GO and change your DNS A-record FIRST.

This is CRUCIAL.

Until the A-record is pointing to the NEW 199.34.228.67 you CANNOT enable SSL.

And the A-record propagation can take an hour.

So do the A-record FIRST. Trust me on this. Then wait 1 – 2 hours.

Then follow the instructions and enable SSL in your SETTINGS.

SSL will be enabled in seconds.

Pretty neat.

The GoDaddy process, in comparison, is a nightmare EVEN once you pay them to help you get it done.


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by Anura Guruge

I Pull The Plug On My Once High-Flying “Popes and Papacy” Website/Blog.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and marvel. These the stats for February 10, 2013 to March 30, 2013 — viz. Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation and Pope Francis’ election. 168,000 hits during those 6-weeks. 14,702 hits on the day of the resignation. Those were the glory days.


I gave up and pulled the trigger way earlier than I had planned.

I had been trying to migrate all of the important content, for posterity, to this blog. But, tonight, I gave up. I just don’t have the time. So much to do and this was just another distraction.

Yes, I do realize that I just destroyed quite a bit of valuable, cannot be found anywhere else data! C’est la vie. I guess if we get desperate some bits of it might still be available on the Internet archive. But, as of now it is ALREADY gone.


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by Anura Guruge

Getting ‘SSL Certificates’ For HTTPS Web Security From GoDaddy — Some TIPS.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and ADMIRE. Website: madeonearth-online.com


The GoDaddy SSL certificate plans.


Given that it is a full-blown e-Commerce online Website we had to add SSL-certificates to the new ‘Made On Earth‘ Website yesterday.

This WordPress(.org)-based Website had been hosted (as a subdomain) at GoDaddy before I got involved in July 2017. So, of course, we went to GoDaddy to get the SSL certificates. That SSL is NOT part of the hosting does not make me happy.

SSL-certificates are NOT cheap from GoDaddy (and forget the 20% discount). Luckily we just needed them for one-and-one site (and it did NOT matter that it was a subdomain). [So, note: GoDaddy will let you get SSL for a subdomain even if you do NOT have SSL for the main domain. That was good. I had visions that we would need the very expensive, $269.99/year, package.]

GoDaddy charges $50 to install it — in addition to the $55.99/year! Yes, YOU could try to do it yourself BUT that did NOT appeal to I.

However, even with that $50 fee paid, YOU still have to do some work — cutting and pasting the SSL certificate into a window. Why GoDaddy can’t do this as part of their service is a mystery.

So, some important TIPS.

  1. The $50 install fee will APPLY EACH time you RENEW. It is NOT a one-time install, the first time you get SSL! So, if you get just one-year, you will have to pay the $50 again — next year. Yikes. 3-years is the MOST they will let you buy. Yes, this is a money making option for GoDaddy. So, we bought 3-years. They gave us a $10 discount, BECAUSE I asked. It came to $207. That is sobering. So, that is part of the new Web hosting costs at GoDaddy.
    ….
  2. I did the transaction over the phone and I am glad I did so. Too many ‘things’ I would have missed IF I tried to do this online — including the discount.
    ….
  3. A GoDaddy specialist has to do the install. IF one is not immediately available, GoDaddy will hang-up and call you back. We were lucky. One was available and could do it while we waited.
    ….
  4. GoDaddy sends you an e-mail with THE CERTIFICATE. It is a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very long string. You have to copy and paste it onto a GoDaddy page. Why GoDaddy wants us to do this is a mystery.
    ….
  5. Doing the copy and paste was NOT as easy as you would think. Kept on getting ERRORS at the GoDaddy end. Had to clear the cache. That didn’t work. Then they wanted me to try it using Chrome ‘Incognito Mode’! That worked. Hhhhmmmm.
    ….
  6. Said it would take 1-hour for the certificate to kick in.
    ….
  7. 2.5-hours later I am still NOT seeing HTTPS. Call GoDaddy.
    ….
  8. Ahhh! It is because you are using WordPress. You need a PLUGIN to force HTTPS. Why didn’t they tell me that earlier. Typical GoDaddy. Plus they wouldn’t tell me what PLUGIN to use. Had to Google it.
    ….
  9. Used this PLUGIN. Worked immaculately. Thanks. So, finally, about 3-hours after I had first called GoDaddy we were all set with HTTPS.

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Finally End-Gaming My Once Highly Popular “Popes and Papacy” Website/Blog.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the “Popes and Papacy” Website while it is still up.


Click to ENLARGE and marvel. These the stats for February 10, 2013 to March 30, 2013 — viz. Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation and Pope Francis’ election. 168,000 hits during those 6-weeks. 14,702 hits on the day of the resignation. Those were the glory days.


This during 2012 — 2013 was my PRIMARY blog — as opposed to this one. I put in a TON of work into it, working on it 4 – 6 hours a day. It had nearly 1,500 posts — and over 760,000 hits.

But it was really my “Next Pope (after Benedict XVI)” blog — to go with my “Next Pope 2011” book.

Once Francis was elected — and I did correctly identify him as a potential next pope — I kind of lost enthusiasm. My job was done. I wanted to move onto other greener pastures, e.g., orgasms, meditation and chronic pain. Plus, this blog was ‘taking off‘ — with around the same number of hits per day.

So, as I have done with so many other blogs I basically abandoned it. So for the last 4 years it has been ticking along because of the wealth of posts that were already in there.

But, keeping it going is becoming an issue — and cost is NOT one of them, though bloody GoDaddy charges me two arms and two legs for it. A lot has to do with security and I just am not willing to expend the efforts needed to button down all the hatches that I am supposed to.

So I am in the process of closing it down.

Hence the flood of ‘papal’ posts you have seen in the last week. {Smile}

I am transitioning over all the valuable, in many instances unique posts. I have also already deleted nearly 200 posts. Hopefully I will be done by October 2017.

So, now you know what all the new papal posts are about.

Enjoy.


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by Anura Guruge

Blake Irving, The Absolute Bloody Bane Of GoDaddy, Is Leaving — GRBR, Good Riddance Of Bad Rubbish!

by Anura Guruge


From ‘Market Watch’ at marketwatch.com (and search on GDDY). Click to ENLARGE and read here.


I was complaining about Blake ‘bloody’ Irving 3.5 years ago. Click image to access my post on this blog.


Blake Irving DESTROYED GoDaddy for its loyal customers such as I.

Blake Irving set out to ruthlessly rape the GoDaddy customer base so as to make his sacrosanct numbers look good. Under Blake Irving GoDaddy lied to and cheated us, the customers — took away products we previously had, reneged on offers we had previously accepted.

Blake Irving decimated GoDaddy’s once legendary Customer Support.

Blake Irving treated GoDaddy’s customer base as if we were DIRT.

Blake Irving should have been fired a long time ago because he was a curse on GoDaddy.

How GoDaddy founder, ex-Marine Bob Parsons put up with Blake Irving for this long is a mystery.

Bob Parsons was THE MAN. During his time GoDaddy was such a joy to work with. Blake Irving destroyed all of that. Blake Irving was a plague on GoDaddy.

I became a GoDaddy customer in 1998 or 1999. So, I have been with them a long time. I knew them well. There was a time I had over 30 GoDaddy products. Right now I am migrating MY LAST Web hosting account away from them. That is how bad things have become.

I am so glad and relieved that Blake Irving is living. Though nobody is saying so I think he was pushed.

Yes, yes, yes, the GoDaddy stock has done well BUT I think that there might be elements of Wells Fargo in their numbers!

Blake Irving achieved stock price success by screwing the customers.

Investors and customers are not the same group of people.

I bet that most of the investors are NOT customers nor employees.

I doubt whether Scott Wagner will be any better.

I am surprised that Bob Parsons does not appear to have any kids who could have taken over. I would have thought he fathered a few dozen, on both sides of the sheets. C’est la vie.


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GoDaddy Support Is Insufferable — Over 80 Minute Wait Time; No Online Chat.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From “Down Detector” at: http://downdetector.com/status/go-daddy


I can relate to all of the above, except my issues were on Monday, January 30 & 31, 2017 rather than ‘3 days’ ago.

So this has been going on for days.

This is CRAZY and crazy bad.

I tried for 80 minutes — i.e., 1 hour 20 minutes — to get hold of GoDaddy support starting at 8:15pm (Eastern) on Monday, January 30, 2017. I just gave up. NO online chat support though this would still have been early in Arizona. Not good.

I only have one site at GoDaddy now — my “Popes and Papacy“. It is the WordPress BLOG that is down.

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