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Solar Empowerment

Posted by on September 26, 2014 in Community Outreach, Entrepreneur Profiles, Global Empowerment | 1 comment

Solar Empowerment

The word hero is thrown around a lot these days, so much so that it seems to have lost it’s real meaning.  But if at any point you’ve wondered “are there any true heroes left in the world?” Evan Wadongo is your answer. In a nutshell, Evan Wadongo builds solar powered, LED lanterns for rural Kenyan villages, where the only available light in the nightime is firelight or kerosene lamps.  Both these light sources create a huge amount of smoke, the main reason why many Kenyan children give up their studies and remain...

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Nyogon: Ending Famine Through Science

Posted by on September 26, 2014 in Global Empowerment | 0 comments

Nyogon: Ending Famine Through Science

There’s lots of talk these days about Monsanto and the politics of genetically modified foods.  But one filmmaker is documenting the possibility of using natural plant-breeding techniques to end famine in Southern Mali.  If the plan works, it could be a model for ending famine worldwide through some simple agricultural techniques. Check out the trailer for the upcoming documentary film Nyogon: Together. If you’d like to see the film made, consider donating to the cause by visiting their page on the San Francisco Film...

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Why should I use WordPress?

Posted by on March 13, 2014 in Design, Wordpress | 0 comments

Why should I use WordPress?

WordPress is a content management system, or CMS.  It provides a framework upon which your site can be built.  Not only is wordpress the most popular CMS, but more than 1 in 5 of all web sites on the internet are built on WordPress.  Below I’ve outlined a few of the biggest reasons to use WordPress to build your web site. It’s open source Open source means that there are thousands of people all over the world working together to make WordPress better.  That means that your web site will always be up to date with the latest...

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What is Responsive Design?

Posted by on March 1, 2014 in Design | 0 comments

What is Responsive Design?

There was a time where a computer was the only way of accessing the internet,  but these days people are using all kinds of devices to surf the web. As a business owner, that means you have to make sure your site is easy to use on desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets.  The text should be easy to read, and navigation should be fluid, with minimal resizing, panning, and scrolling.  The process of creating a site that detects the device on which it is being viewed is called Responsive Design, because your site is “responding”...

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WordPress Security Best Practices

Posted by on February 18, 2014 in Wordpress | 0 comments

WordPress Security Best Practices

WordPress is one of the most secure Content Management Systems out there, but it still needs to maintenance to keep it as secure as possible.  Here are some of the things you should be doing to keep your WordPress site safe from hackers and malicious software. Back up your site regularly This is the single most important thing you can do to keep your site safe and minimize down time in case your site is compromised. Even following all the below practices, no site is 100% secure, and regular backups are an essential safety net.  There are many...

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