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    Upgraded WordPress Hosting To VPS

    Since deciding to add the @steempress-io WordPress plugin to my workflow I needed to secure some private hosting in addition to purchasing my domain name – muxxy.co.uk. I decided to go with Dreamhost and originally purchased their shared hosting package. This allowed me to host multiple sites on my server. I decided upon this option so that I could quickly add on domains for other steemians who wanted their own self-hosted blogs so that they too could enjoy the benefits of using the steempress plugin. For this, I charge the Steem equivalent of 20 USD for 12 months. They purchase their domain name, I install their WordPress on my hosting…

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    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review

    Source I have long been a fan of the Note series, having previously owned the Note 3, Note 7 and the Note 8. I was heartbroken when the stories about the Note 7’s batteries exploding started to surface, leading to airlines banning the phone from their flights. It was a fantastic device and I was gutted when they were all recalled. I received a little compensation and was stuck with the Galaxy S6 Edge for a year until the Note 8 was unveiled. The eighth Note was a great device, hampered only by poor battery performance – naturally, Samsung played it safe and put a smaller battery in it. So…

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    Hello Steem. I’m Muxxy, and I’m Back!

    It has been a while since I last posted, a little over a week in fact. I feel I should apologise. After all, everyone says that you should post consistently, but sometimes life just doesn’t go that way. This time last week I had just returned from Toronto where I attended the Steemcreators conference along with @rhondak, @ShadowsPub and @Jasonbu. We were there to introduce @thewritersblock to the audience, our future plans and projects. I also did my very first public speaking, introducing @steempress-io. My return trip took just over twenty-four hours. @Jasonbu was to drop @rhondak off at Toronto Pearson International Airport mid-morning in time to catch her flight.…

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    A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Source I do my best not to be scared of many things. Sure, a recurring nightmare I have is spiders…flying spiders….not just regular old flying spiders, oh no. Flying spiders that spit fire. Yes, I kinda doubt that they will ever become a reality. Unless some mad scientist genetically engineers some, I don’t know. But, I digress… I mean, regular eight-legged hairy bastard creatures with multiple sets of eyes and pointy teeth are bad enough, but flying fire-breathing ones? Just, nope. Although I really do loathe the little buggers, I still have to play the hero and rescue my little girl from their evil stares, sat up in the corner…

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    Not More Travel? Why yes, bring on Steemfest3.

    So here I was yesterday, formulating my latest post and discussing all the good fortune I have had since joining Steem and traveling around the world. At least I didn’t have a Steemfest to contend with this year, right? But no…along comes @rolandp today and announces the dates for the third fest, this time in Poland. Seriously dude, really? It will shortly come to a point where I have traveled aboard more planes than cars this year! In all seriousness, I am somewhat glad Steemfest3 is being held in Krak√≥w, Poland. I have checked the flights and hotels, and Polish prices are smoking hot! Last year’s event, held in Lisbon,…