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How Limor Fried Built a DIY Tech Empire

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Limor “Ladyada” Fried (Founder, Adafruit Industries) / Image source: Flickr

The first female engineer to ever grace the cover of Wired magazine, Limor Fried catapulted onto the tech and DIY scene in 2005 when she founded Adafruit, an open-source hardware company. A maverick with an unconventional management style and a bright pink coif, Fried has made it her mission to educate others — especially young people and women — about the endless possibilities of DIY electronics. She has also become a role model for female entrepreneurs looking to smash through the tech world’s glass ceiling.

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DreamHost Wins ScaleUp Award

The DreamHost Cloud team has just won the ScaleUp Award from the StackWorld Conference! The honor is given to technologies that have enabled customers to scale up fast.

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DreamHost is honored to be among the 25 winners of 2016 for DreamCompute. The recognition comes from DreamHost Cloud helping our customer, atmail, to drastically simplify and automate its expansion.  After only one year from development to deployment, atmail has successfully migrated 10% of their 30 million email account base to the DreamCompute platform, representing a massive 40% of the company’s revenue.

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Follow the .Guru and Open a New .Store

The Internet domain name expansion frenzy began almost three years ago. On October 23, 2013, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that the first batch of New gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains) were delegated into the Internet’s root zone. After passing the mandatory Sunrise period that allowed trademark holders (AKA “the big guys”) to register their domains for their marks, the first most popular New gTLD, .guru, was made available to the public on February 5, 2014.

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DreamCompute Goes “M” for Mitaka Without Unleashing the Dragons

Today, the DreamHost Cloud team upgraded DreamCompute to the 13th release of OpenStack, codenamed “Mitaka”. This new release of DreamCompute brings lots of changes under the hood, and the latest OpenStack developments.

The most visible feature is the possibility to save snapshots of ephemeral instances. Previous OpenStack releases had a limitation that prevented instances booted from ephemeral disks to be properly snapshotted on Ceph backends. Since DreamCompute uses Ceph as its underlying storage system, that bug affected us quite badly. With the upgrade to Mitaka, this issue is now fixed and all instances can be upgraded. 

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What Are WordPress Settings For?

WordPress Settings

If you have spent anytime creating a WordPress site using the WordPress Dashboard, you will have noticed a Settings section with multiple pages. There are a lot of options in this part of the WordPress Dashboard and it can be confusing to a newer WordPress user what they are all for.

The WordPress settings allow you to tailor your WordPress website. One of the things you will want to do early on is to select and change these settings to fit the need of your website.

To go to the setting area, log into your WordPress Dashboard. Hover over Settings in the Administration Menu and click on General. The Settings section of the Dashboard is organized into different areas. Here are the settings you will want to review and potentially change. The others not outlined below are not as important and usually can be ignored.

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