Hilton IBM Rates

If you are an IBMer, booking at a Hilton hotel, some quick things to keep in mind.

The current 04/2/18, IBM rate for a Hilton Hotel is $98/night + tax. It also comes with a full complementary breakfast (valued at $14.95 – ask to confirm). The reservations must be done directly through Hilton, either online or through Hilton Central Reservations.

Moving Domains

Moving domains is a messy process. It requires changing urls and settings up messy changes. Here are three quick documents to make that process simpler before you go scouring the web,. Keep in mind these guides are specifically for WordPress users.

http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-properly-move-wordpress-to-a-new-domain-without-losing-seo/

https://w3guy.com/change-wordpress-domain-url-seo/

https://designmodo.com/wordpress-https/

If you are using a webserver like Nginx, you can setup 301 Redirects from your old domain as follows, edit /etc/nginx/conf.d/youroldwebsite.conf

Otherwise just add the following to your .htaccess file, somewhere in that file

Finally login to Google Webmaster console, go to Search Console, click on your website, go to the top right “gear” -> Change of address and select the new website that you added in the search console. This will help to redirect all traffic from your old website to your new website.

Using Lynda.com for Houston, Texas Residents

If you live in Houston, Texas, you’ll in for a treat. Lynda.com the premier learning house is now available for use for all Houston Public Library card holders.

Step 1: Get a My-LInk Houston Public Library card:
It is very easy, sign up here: http://houstonlibrary.org/library-card-registration

Step 2: Take note of your ecard Number, it will be needed, go to the Lynda.com website:
https://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=houstonlibrary.org

Step 3: First-timer users, click on “Create a profile”, input your ecard number and create a password, and fill in profile.

Step 4: Login

You now have access to the suite of learning from Lynda.com