WordPress Renew Expensive…

Well, it’s that time of the year again to start renewing the hosting/publishing of my sites on WordPress.com. Now when I started this I had all the sites on GoDaddy and was paying about $120USD a year. Now that came with unlimited sites and email at no cost. Now with just 4 sites at the “personal plan” on Word Press, it’s $4.00 a month per site with no real email to speak of. That works out to be $192.USD a year. With any “experiment” in hosting, I tried the “premium” accounts on Word Press because after opening the account they gave you a “discount” for the upgrades for the rest of the year, Bad idea on my part. Now just realizing what I did when I did the comparison.

Now to get the email ( send and receive ) from the domain I use Microsoft Exchange, with 2 email addresses it’s $100.USD a year. To make it more complicated most of the domains are registered at Google Domains for the free “privacy protection”. So I’m having to deal with DNS and domain manual info input in 3 different hosting services ( and I wonder why I have a headache ).

Lets list things I like about Word press hosting

I can get to the websites from anywhere in the world I might be visiting and they load fast

Ease of use

They deal with all the updating

Now what about Godaddy hosting

Not as easy to get to the service from anywhere

Pain in the ass system to deal with finding what you need

Updating my own software ( not a problem )

What I like about Google Domains

Ease of use

Cost

privacy protection

I will be keeping the Microsoft Exchange anyway

Great service

So I am rethinking Word Press and is it worth the cost…

Denon Headphones

So about 2 years ago I asked for a set of headphones for Christmas,and these were expensive headphones $150 or about if I remember correct. My daughter Alex was nice enough to get them for me. These were replacing another set of Denon headphones I had for 10 years. I loved those headphones.

So about 2 years after getting the ones for Christmas they started developing cracks in the arms that hold the speakers on you’re ears. I took a chance and emailed support at Denon about how they were cracking after only 2 years,let them know due to the cost I treated these things like gold.

With only 1 year warranty I explained how the last ones I had lasted 10 years and Denon support said I was shit out of luck. This pissed me the hell off so I contacted them on Twitter and they told me “to bad so sad” I was so disappointed. So I took to Twitter with another idea.

Every post Denon made on Twitter or reply from a customer that good things to say about what the bought from Denon I posted a reply with a picture of my broken headphones.

Needless to say Denon got tired of me posting that photo to Twitter and asked me for my home address, and these showed up a few days later. I saw they retail for $299 or more so I’m not going to complain. They work via Bluetooth and came with a wire to plug them in to the system I have now.

Blocked by Facebook…

So I have been blocked for posting a photo to CLOSED group on Facebook. The photo was of a pin-up girl,with tassels over her nipples and would be rated PG 13 by most standards. I was just about to get pissed off about this how Facebook double standards of STEALING my data SELLING out my friends list and PRIVACY VIOLATIONS.

Then I thought wait it’s just Facebook if they want to stop people from using the platform as “punishment” maybe we should all go somewhere else. I wanted to put all kinds of bad words in for #facebook but that might offend someone…

Almost free of Go Daddy

So today I downgraded my account to just one website. The reason I didn’t cancel it all together is because of s .it domain that is not easy to move.

Started a hosting account on another service but that might be cancelled by the end of the month. I hope.

Everything is moving to WordPress for security and easy editing.