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Lenka's List - Indie Authors Welcome

Lenka's List, created by Lenka Lee and John Graffio, is the go-to place for indie and established authors to showcase their work. A true labor of love, the site has been put together with great care and attention to detail. Many new authors have few outlets to showcase their work, often uploading snippets of their titles into a vast, amorphous array of disjointed collections. Lenka's List formats each work into an attractive listing that can be shared on social media. There are exciting things yet to come from Lenka's List.

iPage

iPage is the registrar that Lenka used to register her domains. The are a decent domain registrar, but their hosting support is in its infancy. When I tried to run our site from their hosting services, I had significant difficulty getting to run on their platform.

International Artist Ironhand

I took over Ironhand's website and domain registration in 2011. A relative had let the site go down, but I managed to transfer it to 000domains.com (now Dotster) and bring it back to life. Ironhand has tens of thousands of art pieces. It might take a while to catalog them all!

Namecheap

I found Namecheap recently. They really are cheaper than most registrars. So far I have no complaints against them, and I would recommend them to anyone.

Dotster

Dotster is one of the better known registrars. It used to be called 000domains.com. I am moving away from Dotster due to predatory billing practices, specifically upselling you on ancillary services like privacy, transfer protection and so on. If you release the domain, they continue to bill you for those services even though you no longer own the domain. If you discover these over billings, you are required to call them, sit on hold, then have a non-English speaking "assistant" promise to reverse the charges, which to their credit, they have always done. Aside from the billing issues, I have never had a technical problem with them.

Ads System

Drupal Module Ads System

This module resolves the frequent troubles to display and manage ads in a 8 application. "Ad System module" manage through Ad Types, and puts in any place using the block visibility rules. Per each Ad, you can configure the sizes and resolutions to show in a block.

Ads also is an entity and support "bundles" (Ad Type), so you have the power to configure variants and customize it for google advertising or special ads.

A Quick, Easy and Tasty Plain Bread Recipe

John Graffio - Bread Recipe

Making bread is addictive. You will disappear down a rabbit hole of recipes, exotic equipment, tips, tricks, secrets and gossip.

Preparation time
1 hour
Cooking time
20 minutes
Total time
1 hour, 20 minutes
Yield
2 Loaves