Leaving Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail has been hacked numerous times the last couple of years leaving me with no recourse but to abandon it. I’ve used my Yahoo account for years, signing up on just about everything that had a presence online. So, it was extremely important for me that I stop using Yahoo Mail for my security.

Over the last couple of months, I have been slowly switching my online accounts over to another email.  The migration has been slow and an arduous process. It took me roughly a couple months to complete the migration. Here’s how I did it.

  1. First, I cleared all spam.
  2. I then deleted all emails that were not important to me, including what was in the Send folder.
  3. I compiled a list of important websites that had my Yahoo account.
  4. I logged in to those sites and changed them to my new email address.
  5. I kept all the important email messages and placed them on a couple of folders.
  6. I then archived them and secured them to a local drive.
  7. I then deleted all the remaining messages on my Yahoo account. It now has zero messages.
  8. However, the account is still active. I need it for my Yahoo Fantasy Football. 🙂
  9. Occasionally, I still get email, but nothing of anything important.


Amazon Light Sail

Amazon announced today a new product called Light Sail. It’s a virtual machine that’s preconfigured with either Amazon Linux AMI or Ubuntu Server. It’s comes with SSD storage, DNS management and a static IP address.

You can choose your developer stack whether it’s LAMP, LEMP, MEAN or Node.js. You can then run applications such as Drupal, Joomla, Redmine, Gitlab and countless others.

The pricing is flat-rate starting at $5 per month all the way up to $80 per month depending on number of vCPUs, memory and storage.

Running small virtual machines was an impediment to most independent developers due to steep price of running EC2 instances. With Light Sail, it opens up for smaller websites to be hosted at Amazon.

Read Amazon’s blog about the new Light Sail offering.

Mozilla 2015 Revenue Report

Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser reported that it made $421 million dollars in 2015. The reporting is one year behind. It’s not bad for a browser with a market share of just 11 percent. Google Chrome dominates the browser market at 55% followed by Internet Explorer at 23% and Microsoft Edge at 5%.