NordVPN server locations in the US by major Metro Areas and State

Atlanta, GA – # 369-372, 411-412, 561-568, 665-676, 681-684;

Buffalo, NY – # 323, 603, 604, 617, 689-690;

Chicago, IL – # 80, 82, 108-111, 137-140, 166-169, 195-198, 224-227, 253-256, 282-285, 311-314, 365-368, 409-410, 494-533, 645-656, 718-721, 734-745, 754-757, 777-780, 781-784, 789-792;

Dallas, TX – # 381-384, 417-418, 633-644, 793-800, 837-838;

Denver, CO – # 419-426, 443-446, 467-474, 691-702, 761-776;

Los Angeles, CA – # 318-320, 326, 357-360, 405, 406, 459-466, 483-490, 538-541, 554-557, 621-628, 714-717, 746-753;

Manassas, VA – # 349-352, 401-402, 542-549, 679, 680, 841-843;

Matawan, NJ – # 23, 491-493, 618-620;

Miami, FL – # 321-322, 605-616, 685-688, 707-710;

New York City, NY – # 20, 24, 327-330, 333-336, 373-376, 413-414, 435-442, 451-458, 475-482, 657-664, 722-733, 801-808, 844-847;

Phoenix, AZ – # 317, 337-342, 377-380, 821-824;

San Jose, CA – # 16, 353-356, 403-404, 577-600, 817-820;

Salt Lake City, UT – # 534-537, 511-513;

Seattle, WA – # 361-364, 407-408, 569-576, 758-760, 825-828;

Secaucus, NJ – # 809-816, 829-832, 833-836;

St.… Read the rest

CryptoCurrency Market Capitalization Websites and Apps

Some options for replacing CoinMarketCap:

I use the CoinCap app on my phone and it has been a great tool:
Coincap iPhone
Coincap Android

Understanding Crypto Market Basics


Here’s The Fundamental Bitcoin Valuation Metric That Determines The Cryptocurrency’s Price Moves

A Simple Macroeconomic Model of Bitcoin

PayPal’s Wences Casares: ‘I Can Imagine A World In Which Bitcoin Becomes A Global Standard Of Value’

Guide to Valuing Cryptocurrency: How to Value a Cryptocurrency Due diligence is a must

Cryptoasset Valuations

Ask anyone where they go to compare cryptocurrency valuations and straight as a flash they’ll reply “Coinmarketcap” (CMC). It is by far the dominant price checking site in the cryptosphere, with Alexa making it the 44th most popular site in the US. For all its might, over-reliance on a centralized data repository has its drawbacks, and goes against the very principles of the decentralized ecosystem.… Read the rest

These days, effective SEO has become

8 major Google ranking signals in 2017
What’s a top Google position made of? Here are the 8 ingredients that make all the difference.
https://searchengineland.com/8-major-google-ranking-signals-2017-278450

Semantic Search: What it means for SEO in 2017
https://searchenginewatch.com/2017/07/17/semantic-search-what-it-means-for-seo-in-2017/

Here’s how RankBrain does (and doesn’t) impact SEO
https://searchenginewatch.com/2017/07/10/heres-how-rankbrain-does-and-doesnt-impact-seo/

What’s coming for SEO in 2017?
5 hot SEO trends from the SMX East conference
https://www.link-assistant.com/news/smx-east-2016-recap.html

Mobile SEO in 2017 – A Concise Guide to Rank Higher in Mobile Searches
https://www.fatbit.com/fab/mobile-seo-2017-guide/

8 Predictions for SEO in 2017
https://moz.com/blog/8-predictions-for-seo-in-2017

The evolution of SEO
Columnist Winston Burton reflects on how search engine optimization (SEO) has changed over the years. Where might things go from here?
https://searchengineland.com/the-evolution-of-an-seo-246875

What is an Effective SEO Strategy For 2017
https://thinkdmg.com/what-is-an-effective-seo-strategy/

SEO Has Evolved To Search ‘Experience’ Optimization
https://www.forbes.com/sites/miketempleman/2016/02/16/seo-has-evolved-to-search-experience-optimization/#14e2d13c3f35

Best SEO Practices to Dominate In 2017
https://www.semrush.com/blog/best/

Effective SEO Techniques that Work in 2017
https://www.singlegrain.com/seo/effective-seo-techniques-that-work-in-2017/Read the rest

I want to develop a plugin that works with a credit card processor

Accepting Payments on WordPress – How to Choose and Integrate Your Payment Processor
https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/accepting-payments-on-wordpress-how-to-choose-and-integrate-your-payment-processor

Google Search “I want to develop a plugin that works with a credit card processor”
https://goo.gl/NJnZRe

Beanstream Internet Commerce Acquired by Bambora Group
http://www.douglasmagazine.com/beanstream-internet-commerce-acquired-by-bambora-group/

Bambora

https://www.bambora.com/
https://www.bambora.com/en/ca/blog/road-to-bambora/
https://www.bambora.com/en/ca/press/bambora-lands-in-north-america/

Moneris
https://www.moneris.com/

Moneris Solutions
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moneris_Solutions

Vantiv
https://www.vantiv.com/

EMV
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMV

PCI Security
https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/pci_security/

WooCommerce Extensions Store
https://woocommerce.com/product-category/woocommerce-extensions/payment-gateways/direct/

Easy Pay
https://goeasypay.biz/

Zip Line
http://www.zipline.biz/Read the rest

Long Beach California, Crash on 4th and Olive 8-9-17

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60 seconds earlier this guy could have been us.

If you are wondering where that huge hole in the side of Ace Hardware on 4th and Olive came from, last night around 11 o’clock a car hit a motorcycle on the corner of 4th and Alamitos and tried to flee the scene but only made it one block before crashing through the side of the Ace Hardware store at 4th and Olive

Motorcycle hit and run on Alamitos and 4th, the car that hit the bike careened down 4th and crashed through the side of the Ace Hardware store. The driver and her passenger suffered what looked like minor scrapes, were arrested and treated on scene.

Drunk drivers are not unusual in our culture, and there was plenty of that in Vermont as well as Massachusetts, but here in Long Beach California is has a special resonance, as we are always walking or biking to places.… Read the rest

Amazon Affiliates Plugin Research 6-29-17

Sections:

Amazon Affiliate Plugins on WordPress-org Plugin Repository

Amazon Affiliate Code Canyon Plugins

Top-Selling eCommerce WordPress Themes

Amazon aStore

Examples of Successful Amazon Affiliate Websites

Amazon Affiliate Product Research

Existing shopping cart solutions

Out-of-the-box eCommerce Solutions


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Recent Bitcoin News 11/2/2014

BITCOINRecent Bitcoin news that is important.

This guy Faisal Khan is a consultant of some sort, charges $750 an hour and seems pretty smart.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/faisalkhan99

http://www.faisalkhan.com/2014/10/28/fincens-new-ruling-puts-coinbase-bitpay-circle-and-others-in-deep-trouble/

This guy Faisal Khan recommends this company, as they have all the paperwork done:

http://www.coinx.com/

Not sure where I am going with this, but I wanted you to read this new info which is being driven by the Bitcoin License under consideration by NY State.

Bitcoin may be volatile but has value beyond price point USATODAY
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/10/22/bitcoin-update-not-as-shiny/17669785/

Major privacy group warns New York against Bitcoin law overreach
http://fusion.net/story/22719/privacy-group-warns-new-york-against-bitcoin-law-overreach/

Privacy advocates blast New York financial regulators over Bitcoin licensing scheme
http://watchdog.org/178655/bitcoin-finance-surveillance/Read the rest

Corporatism is Fascism

Anti-Fascist 1500
“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power.”
~ Benito Mussolini

“Fascism will come to America in the name of anti-fascism’. I’m afraid, based on my own long experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.” ~ Sen. Huey Long

“Fascism is capitalism in decay.” ~ Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

“Nazi Punks Fuck Off” ~ by the Dead Kennedys

Punk ain’t no religious cult
Punk means thinking for yourself
You ain’t hardcore cos you spike your hair
When a jock still lives inside your head

Nazi punks
Nazi punks
Nazi punks-Fuck Off!

Nazi punks
Nazi punks
Nazi punks-Fuck Off!

If you’ve come to fight, get outa here
You ain’t no better than the bouncers
We ain’t trying to be police
When you ape the cops it ain’t anarchy

[Repeat chorus]

Ten guys jump one, what a man
You fight each other, the police state wins
Stab your backs when you trash our halls
Trash a bank if you’ve got real balls

You still think swastikas look cool
The real Nazis run your schools
They’re coaches, businessmen and cops
In a real fourth Reich you’ll be the first to go

[Repeat chorus]

You’ll be the first to go
You’ll be the first to go
You’ll be the first to go
Unless you think… Read the rest

Anti-Semitic Vandalism in Latvia

Anti-Fascist 1500-2
Riga, Latvia – Second Case of Anti-Semitic Vandalism in a Week December 13, 2010

Riga, Latvia – Police in Latvia were investigating Monday after a second incident of anti-Semitic vandalism in less than a week.

A memorial to Zanis Lipke, a Latvian credited with saving more than 50 Jews from death during World War II, was daubed with paint in the early hours of Monday morning, police said. The memorial was quickly cleaned up by municipal authorities.

The incident came just days after 89 tombstones in the Jewish Cemetery in Riga were daubed with swastikas by vandals, (as was reported here on Vos Iz Neias).

Latvian Foreign Minister Girts Valdis Kristovskis was quick to condemn the latest incident, saying ‘recurrent acts of vandalism’ were unacceptable.

Lipke, who died in 1987, was awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations by the Holocaust memorial organization Yad Vashem.… Read the rest

Avant Garde Magazine 1968 and Avant Garde The Font

Avant Garde 11-5-1968
Avant Garde ~ One of the great fonts of the later, mid 20th Century.  The font was chosen recently by Liz Riviere in one of our current collaborations, a website cataloging the life work by Dorothy Browdy Kushner, commissioned by her son, the artist Robert Kushner.

In doing the simple research to explain to Liz why she had hit a winner in terms of font choices, I came upon scans from the actual magazine that the font Avant Garde was designed.  This discovery took me on a fast, unexpected trip down memory lane and childhood.

My father was an industrial designer, and in the late 60s subsribed to cutting edge design magazines at the time.  One of those magazine was Avant Garde.  This particular issue of Avant Garde

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http://westread.blogspot.com/2014/03/avant-garde-5-november-1968.html

The header image has one of her California painting in the background.… Read the rest

Digital Ad Space on the Web is Not Infinite

Yellow Girl
Digital Ad Space on the Web is not infinite, as media buys are finding out for the 2014 elections.  A great article in today’s NYTimes by
Campaigns Find Ad Space Finite, Even on the Web
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/us/campaigns-find-ad-space-finite-even-on-the-web.html

“One of the good things we’re seeing this cycle is it’s not even an afterthought,” Mr. Skatell said. “They’re coming and saying, ‘Let’s do digital,’ and then if there are constraints on TV, they’re coming back again and saying, ‘Let’s buy more digital.’ ”

In July, Robert Willington, the president of Swiftkurrent, a Republican digital marketing company that is working on Scott Brown’s Senate campaign in New Hampshire, purchased “a lot” of the available YouTube inventory in the state for future ads.

Swiftkurrent Republican
http://swiftkurrent.com/

And in August, IMGE, a digital advocacy agency handling online strategy for Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS, snapped up all available YouTube inventory in Alaska for the final weeks of the Senate race there.… Read the rest