Will Bluehost improve or worsen now EIG has taken over?

If you have been considering moving your websites to Bluehost, you may have also recently heard that EIG took over Bluehost. If so, you may also have heard what a bad reputation they have and that, now they own Bluehost, that company may be a host to avoid.

Is this true, though, or is Bluehost likely to be just as good as it ever was?

What or who is Endurance International Group? — One of the drawbacks about EIG is that they are one of the world’s biggest companies when it comes to hosting. This is because they have slowly sat back, watched the market grow and then bought hosting company after hosting company. To a point nowadays they own more than 60 hosting companies with more likely being bought up by them soon.

The problems with EIG — As they own so many hosting companies, EIG often does not care if a customer is happy or not. This is because what often happens is a customer gets angry and threatens to leave EIG. The problem comes in, however, when half the companies they would be considering transferring to are owned by EIG as well.

That means there is very little incentive for EIG to offer good customer service, no matter what your problem or how long you have been with the company.

Scaling down personnel after a new acquisition — One reason why Bluehost services may worsen now EIG owns them is that they tend to buy a company, move on in and then start laying off staff. This is due to their wanting to consolidate staff with every other organization they own, as this allows them to cut costs by cutting labor.

Mass outages — Bluehost tends to be very reliable when it comes to having good uptime for the sites they host. Since they were bought up by EIG, however, they have had several large outages that have lasted half a day or more. That is half a day when your websites are not online and are, thus, losing money.

If you want to go with a hosting company that does not have mass outages, you may be better staying with the company you currently have, or looking for one that is not owned by EIG.

Will EIG improve or worsen Bluehost? — While many doomsayers are convinced EIG will be terrible for Bluehost, that does not have to be true at all.

In fact, when you look at some of the positive things people are saying about their new dealings with EIG, it may just be that the company is going out of its way to get this merger right.

A Checklist for IT Professionals in Securing an Interview

A Checklist for IT Professionals in Securing an Interview

Have you have determined the position you want to apply for and the company you want to work at? Before you click on that “apply” button, this checklist can help you secure an interview.

 

UPDATE YOUR RESUME

 

Updating your resume may seem basic and a common practice for any job seeker, but for an IT professional, it’s one of the most important steps.

 Remove unrelated and outdated skills that does not pertain to the job you are applying.

 

 Update, remove or minimize the use of acronyms and industry jargons in your resume. If you decide to keep unrelated acronyms and jargons, ask yourself how it is related to the position and if you can provide examples when interviewed.

 

 Have a clear objective. The term “IT” is a broad range to describe anything related to using technology and management of information. IT positions ranges from an IT Consultant, Web Developer, to Cloud Architects. Stating a clear and related objective to the position also sends a clear message that you understand how technology affects the business.

 

 Update your references and speak to them directly to verify that their contacts information is up to date. It is recommended to have at least one personal and two professional references.

 

Keep in mind many organizations receive hundreds of resumes a day and to help pre-filter resumes, many use application tracking systems (ATS) sending only the highest qualified resumes to the hiring managers for review. The goal of a resume is to get your foot in the door to secure that face-to-face interview.

 

UPDATE ALL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILE

 

Before applying, be sure to update your social media profile to present what you want to your future employers to see. Your LinkedIn profile is your digital resume and a tool for recruiters seeking candidates, so it is a good habit to update your profile whenever you update your resume.

 

RESEARCH THE COMPANY

 

Again, basic and common practice for job seekers, but the challenge is going beyond the “about us” section from the company’s website. The internet offers a wealth of resources, do a thorough research of the company, the key people, their locations, their competitors, and the industry. Your knowledge gives you an understanding of the company’s direction, there culture, and possibly future career opportunities. An experienced HR interviewer can quickly identify who has done their homework prior to an interview.

 

CONTACT THE COMPANY

 

When you contact the company, you will likely be transferred to either the hiring manager or HR manager directly. Ask about their company’s hiring process and follow their recommendations. It is important to keep there contact information for future communication.

More information on IT Jobs: Vacatures ICT

2018 Great Trail Cameras

Today’s game hunting strategies are far more involved than that of our forefathers. The guns are more sophisticated and ways of stalking/tracking game are more complex. Trail cameras let you understand the animal patterns in a more intimate way through shooting and videoing them. Plus you don’t have to be there physically after the trail cam is installed. Come hunting day, you will more likely to have a successful experience.

 

Trying to choose the best camera for your use may be tricky due to the variety that is available on the market. Some research will help, and that is what we have done. Here are our recommendations for 2018:

 

Browning Strike Force Sub Micro 10MP Trail with Infrared Flash

Range: 100 feet

Trigger: 0.67 seconds

Batteries: 6 – AA

Zero Blur technology

Time-lapse Plus camera mode

Browning Buck Watch Time-lapse viewer software

Dimensions: 4.5″ x 3.25″ x 2.5″.

Camouflage Outer Casing

Pictures saved in JPG format

Reasonably priced

Con: SD card may be difficult to pull out

 

Bushnell 119599C2 Trophy Cam HD Aggressor 14MP Wireless Trail Camera with 48 No-Glow Black LED Flash

Range 60 feet

Trigger: 0.3 seconds

Batteries: 12 – AA (can last up to 3 months)

Day-Night Auto Senser

HD Wireless Connectivity to Smart Phone

Wireless Plans Available

Field Scan 2X

Hyper Night Vision

Hyper PIR

External power compatible if needed

Size: 9.8 x 6.7 x 3.7 inches

Weight: 1.85 pounds

Con: Pricy

 

Moultrie M-880 With Low Glow Infrared Flash

Range: 100 feet

Trigger: Under 1 second

Batteries: 8-AA

Motion Freeze

Illumi-Night Sensor

Four modes: IR triggered plot game camera, Plot camera with day/motion detect at night, day & night HD 720 video, and Time-lapse plot camera.

Multi-Shot: continuous up to ten shots

FastFire Continuous Shooting: up to four pictures per second

Holds 9,500 images with time, moon phase, date, temperature, and camera ID stamp on each photo

Takes SD cards up to 32 GB

Size 9.5 x 6 x 3.5 inches

Weight: 1.4 pounds

Cons: May have issues with photos coming out tinted incorrectly.

 

Day 6 Plotwatcher Game Surveillance System With No Nighttime Recording

 

Range: 300 feet

Trigger: 1.3 seconds

Batteries: 4-8 AA

Time-lapse mood only

Holds Up to 1 million images

Lasts up to four months on 8 AA batteries

Tru-Video converts photos to video format

Camo Outer Cover

External Power Port

Compatible with GameFinder Software

Uses SD Card (not included)

Date, Time, Temperature, and Moon Phase stamp on each photo

Size: 3 x 4.4 x 7.8 inches

Weight: 9.6 ounces

Cons: Distance pictures may be out of focus.

 

Reconyx Hyperfire Semi-Covert IR HC500 with Lo-Glow Semi-Covert Infrared Flash

Range: 50 feet

Trigger: 0.15 seconds

Pixels: 3.1

Batteries 6-12 AA Batteries

Holds up to 40,000 photos with time, date, temperature, and moon phase

CodeLoc Pass-Code Protection

Software Included: BuckView Advanced

One-year manufacturer’s warranty

Made in the USA

Size: 5.5 x 3.2 x 3.9 inches

Weight: 2.2 pounds

Cons: May be an issue with software CD being blank

Why you should order custom optics from an optical lens manufacturer

If you are tired of paying the high prices your current optics supplier is charging, or you are sick of buying lenses only to discover they do not fit your camera or microscope as precisely as they should, you may want to consider ordering custom optics from an optical lens manufacturer instead.

 

There are so many benefits to doing so, and the lenses you eventually get will make you much happier than any you have had before.

 

Fast prototypes — Many of the optical lens manufacturers allowing you to order custom optics are able to produce the prototype for your specific order very quickly. That means you can take a look at it, and be absolutely sure it is exactly what you need before you have to pay for it. If it is not, the manufacturer will change it until it is.

 

Fast manufacturing — Many manufacturers that specialize in custom optics also offer very fast manufacturing on the lenses you need. In some cases, they may be manufactured and shipped to you just as fast as from your previous supplier that was not custom making your lenses. Find out from any manufacturer how long a typical custom order takes before placing an order.

 

Absolutely precise measurements — If you have used lenses for quite a while, you are probably used to having lenses that are ‘good enough’ but not as perfect as you would like them to be.

 

With custom optics, however, your lenses will be absolutely precise when manufactured. To the point that they will fit your equipment better than any other lens you have ever bought.

 

Working with sales executives — When you custom order optics, you will usually be assigned a sales executive who will then work with you every step of your order. He will then be there to follow up with if you receive your custom optics and there is a problem with them.

 

You do not get this level of attention when buying generic lenses from most manufacturers. Not unless you are buying in bulk. With custom optics, however, you get a level of attention you may not have experienced before.

 

Buying custom optics overseas — If you are tired of the high prices you are currently being charged for the generic lenses you buy, then you also have the option of buying your custom optics overseas.

 

There are many good optical lens manufacturers that design and manufacture custom optics to international requirements, and that will produce custom optics that are such high quality you may be amazed. Particularly when you see you are getting them for less money than you were for the generic ones you bought off the shelf.

 

Look at some of the optical lens manufacturers in China and in other parts of Asia. They design and manufacture custom optics that are better than the generic lenses you have bought in the past, will be shipped to you quickly and will fit your equipment better than any lenses you have owned before.