Sunday, November 23, 2014

In Real Life (IRL): People Who Shout Are Bad

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Principles of Netiquette Cloud
In real life people who shout are bad. Please understand that bad is not a value judgement by me. It is a value judgement according to community standards. Community standards are natural law. In other words people who shout are bad according religious values. They break the law.

I made the second core rule of Netiquette based on the teachings of my Grandpa Art and my Cousin Hank. They made it very clear to me that I am not allowed to associate with loud people.

I grew up without a father. This rule has kept me out of trouble my whole life. I do not have a criminal record.

I think the microphone was invented to give good people with soft voices the chance to spread good words. Just kidding. Loud behavior is animalistic.

There are times and places it may be appropriate. For example, I had bluetooth headphones on while riding my bike past a police officer in Laguna Beach. He shouted at me to take those things off because it was unsafe. I provided this example to make it clear there are no hard and fast rules.

There are times when being loud is helpful. I have not fully developed this thought, but there has to be a balance between who we are as conscious beings and how we interact in groups. Powerful posturing can help your standing within a well defined group based on research.

In Netiquette terms it is the balance between all caps and search engine optimization in my humble opinion. All caps is always bad, but it is good search engine optimization for the eyes in real life (irl). I have recently begun seeking balance in my writing by using bold, italics, and underline in much the same way I highlight books when I read them.

Using bold, italics, and underline is search engine optimization irl and in cyberspace because the differences in text are noticeable and the underlying HTML tags are read by search engines. I want to make it clear that I am looking for balance or a different way of posturing within a specific group of good people. I do not want bad people using my website.

I mention 'bad' people using my website because my blogs now look like marketing in my humble opinion. They are designed for people who are good to reinforce positive values. Everyone could use a little Netiquette. However, it takes a conscious decision to practice it and follow the rules. It takes a conscious decision to be a good or great person to practice Netiquette. IRL people who shout are bad.

Happy Social Media Sunday!

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hand Coding, PHP Frameworks, & CMS's

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A recruiter said to me yesterday that, "it is great if you know how to hand code". Trust me, I know I am a great person. He was joking because that level of detail is not necessary. Code generators can do the work and developers make small modifications. The Rules of Netiquette were coded by hand. I used a WordPress plugin, which is not PHP framework, to show recruiters examples of WordPress after the fact to add some new dynamics.

My next side project is a PHP framework site. I am putting my Node.js project on hold for minute. Please be advised that coding a website does not involve writing a lot of code anymore. I am an old fashioned programmer.

There are framework applications and Content Management System (CMS) applications. Many people think a CMS is a framework. It is not, but they are closely enough related to be included in the same sentence. For example, my new side project is in the OctoberCMS with the Laravel PHP framework included. 

I am not sure if any of the recruiters knew who they were talking to. I think it is funny when they talk stuff to me. I take it as challenge. For example, another recruiter asked me if I am a 'yes man' like the movie. I said 'yes'. I did not know what he was talking about. 

In conclusion, I found a very nice WordPress theme that matched the hand coded Bootstrap 3.2 landing page of my website. If you look closely at the them and my landing page you will see a world of difference. Hand crafting a website is better than anything else that is hand crafted when done correctly. My landing page is one of my best practices.

My call to action is for everyone with a website to use a WordPress plugin and make modifications as necessary. Everyone with a domain is a legitimate developer. I am more legitimate than any developer who has not gotten as many hits as I have in total. That is fact. 


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Friday, November 21, 2014

Outlook.com Android Mobile App Netiquette Rules

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Principles of Netiquette
Everything on the internet is a software application, but everything is not an Android Mobile Software App. The Principles and Core Rules of Netiquette have been established. Now it is time to put our best Netiquette forward for Informatization. Netiquettes for Mobile Apps.

Netiquettes for Mobile Apps is the new title of MobileNetiquette.com. Outlook.com is the first Netiquette for Mobile Apps because the free email service pioneered the freemium business plan. It gave me an email address when I needed it. In keeping with the Golden Rule, I will reciprocate with Netiquette rules.

Outlook.com Android Mobile App Netiquette Rules

  • It is proper Netiquette to download and install the Outlook.com Mobile App on Android Mobile Operating Systems.
  • It is proper Netiquette to link the Outlook.com Android to a Microsoft Account that contains your Calendar.
  • It is proper Netiquette to make email alias address for specific purposes.
  • It is proper Netiquette to show delete confirmations from the General settings in the Account settings menu.
  • It is proper Netiquette to enable push in the Sync settings from the Account settings menu.
  • It is proper Netiquette to add a Signature to new messages from the E-mail settings in the Account settings menu.
These rules are just a start. They are the basic rules I follow. Most of the functionality from Outlook.com can be used with the App. It takes a little practice navigating the screens. More information and explanations will follow on the updated mobile site

David Chiles
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Swarm Netiquette Rules

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As the Holiday Season approaches I think of how shoppers 'swarm' to the malls. Swarm is a Real Estate App with property reviews that allows users to Check In. You can infer a lot from the reviews of the right people. My friends are Los Angeles based Real Estate Agents. Of course it is proper Netiquette to pick the right friends.

The Swarm App is Informatization at its essence for me. Location reviews from people who are taught to evaluate property. There are others like it. Fingr is an honorable mention because I met the founder. He is a stand up dude. I do not use the App. 

The fact of the matter is that I trust Swarm more than anything else when I am on the Street in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA). I got my start as a suit delivering Official Statements in Downtown Seattle in High School every day at 10:00 and 2:00 one summer. 

I know a good location. I have my favorites in DTLA. They are well reviewed by my friends on Swarm

Swarm Netiquette Rules

  • It is proper Netiquette to Check-In places your friends Check-In.
  • It is proper Netiquette to leave a review after several Check-Ins.
  • It is proper Netiquette to go places your friends Check-In. 
  • It is proper Netiquette to state your activity to set the parameters of the engagement.
  • It is proper Netiquette to anticipate a swarm because Check-Ins increase search rankings.
In conclusion, the Swarm App keeps me in the right places in DTLA. I like eating in the basement of 515 Flower and the view from 445. The Walkways above the street are nice. There is a nice view of the street below at Starbucks. Down the street at 7th and Fig there is a lot of cool stuff going on.


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

User HTML Netiquette Rules

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In a recent phone interview I realized I had more programming experience than the Director of Engineering at well financed and connected company. It was shocking the way the Director of Engineering acted like his code does not stink (just kidding). How does 60 thousands hits on one page of a Newsletter in one day with no updates smell?

Smells like good Netiquette and a valuable hire in my humble opinion. I know that human resources knows that a company is as good as there employees. 60 thousands hits in one day is good. According to conventional wisdom, I am great person. Republicans told me to toot my own horn : )

Everyone should know the basics of HTML because everyone likes to get hits on their profiles. I remember checking the page views of all the top profiles to find out what was cool when I first started. Top profiles have hundreds of thousands of views. Websites with high traffic and at least $50 million dollars in financing are the only ones that should be emulated because they are the websites that have a chance to make it in the Information Age. It takes a high profile.

There are several competing languages and technologies in internet applications, but HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are the core technologies. Programming HTML is becoming an essential part of a positive online experience for anyone and everyone. Using inline HTML tags is proper Netiquette to raise your online profile. There are rules of Netiquette for it.

User HTML Netiquette Rules

  • It is proper Netiquette to make keywords in comments bold.
  • It is proper Netiquette to link to authoritative information in comments.
  • It is proper Netiquette to link back to your social media profile in comments.
  • It is proper Netiquette to refrain from posting links to items your selling on the content of others.
  • It is proper Netiquette to italicize proper names for emphasis.
  • It is proper Netiquette to underline concepts and ideas.

In conclusion, we all have to have a little Netiquette to be noticed. User HTML Netiquette rules get you noticed by other users and search engines. It is one in the same, a new way of thinking, coding, and existing in the Information Age. Life is becoming an HTML experience. Everyone could use a little Netiquette!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ask.fm Netiquette Rules

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Principles of Netiquette
I was asked so many political questions as the leader of the Federalist Society that I understand the Bible is true. Democrats would come up to me every single day with outlandish hypotheticals about everything from abortion to immigration. The way some things are rationalized by the Democratic Party is beyond me. The Democrats supported slavery. It is rationale in their opinion. Republicans do not. It is that simple.

Ask.fm is a social network for asking questions. Please be advised that there are some questions that should not be asked because you do not really want to know the answers to them. There is a lot of Netiquette involved in asking questions and giving answers. Asking questions is like playing Jeapardy for a lot of people. The question is the answer.

For the record, abortion is premeditated murder, but it is none of my business what a woman does with her body. The father of the unborn baby should have input, but not control. We should either put up a wall between Mexico and the US or work to raise living standards in Mexico because every person who makes it to the United States and works for someone becomes a citizen under our laws since slavery illegal.

Ask.fm Netiquette Rules
  • It is proper Netiquette to ask and answer profile questions.
  • It is proper Netiquette to ask and answer political questions anonymously.
  • It is proper Netiquette to ask and answer religious questions anonymously.
  • It is proper Netiquette to ask and answer random questions.
  • It is proper Netiquette to follow your Twitter followers on Ask.fm

In conclusion, the internet is about asking and answering questions. I anticipate this social network growing in popularity. It is very democratic in that it gives everyone a chance to be an expert in what they know. It gives everyone a chance to ask a question. It is a social media website for everyone. It is good Netiquette.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Web Hosting Netiquette Rules

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Principles of Netiquette Cloud
Millennial's are learning to write HTML code in elementary school. It is good Netiquette. I know because I am teaching them, just kidding. They do know some basic HTML like bold, italic, and underline, but they are not really learning how to write programs until middle school. I still remember using computers in school before middle school. The smartphones children have in elementary school are more powerful than the first computers I used in school.

Using a computer in school prepared Generation X and Y for social networks. Mark Zuckerberg, who created Facebook, is Generation Y. The next generation is the Millennial's. They know how to code. 

Social Networks are What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWG) HTML editors. They have rules, restrictions, and can be manipulated by the domain. Governments cannot allow this to continue. Google can change the course of the world by the Search Engine Results Pages (SERP) it supplies. Facebook can change lives with its features. The domains are controlling the interaction.

The only way to control your online image is to be the master of your domain. I am in affiliation with a domain host. It is not the cheapest, but we bill you correctly. I have had billing problems with GoDaddy in the past. 

The reason I am mentioning it is because I am providing rules for web hosting Netiquette based on my domain. Tutorials are coming. The rules are for everyone, in an effort for early adopters to kick start the Information Age into high gear.

Web Hosting Netiquette Rules

  • It is proper Netiquette to host a personal website.
  • It is proper Netiquette to use a WordPress plugin as a Content Management System for personal websites.
  • It is proper Netiquette connect domain hosting email addresses with third party email apps.
  • It is proper Netiquette to learn basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • It is proper Netiquette to promote your friends personal websites.

In conclusion, we all have to take responsibility for our actions in the Information Age. We cannot let the information that someone provides us change who we are. We have to control it. I support social media regulation. Feel free to support me and choose, David Paul Chiles Webhosting.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Blue Mail Netiquette Rules

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Principles of Netiquette
Does your email ever make you Blue?


Blue Mail is a free email client software application for the Android mobile Operating System (OS) that has many nice features and a good layout. It is good Netiquette to use it. It does not replace Outlook, Gmail, Ymail, or any other email account for that matter. It compliments them. 

Blue Mail is the coolest. It is good Netiquette because of the user experience, but that is all it is. It is not a domain for sending and receiving messages. It does this by connecting to them. Rules for the Outlook.com App will appear in Monday's blog. 

Google can go fly a kite in an electric if they want GMail to be good Netiquette because they routinely hand over information to the US Government without legal challenges. Given that I have been the victim of human rights violations by the US Government I hope everyone follows my lead away from Google. The irony of the fact that this is a blog in their domain is not lost on me. 

Blue Mail Netiquette Rules
  • It is proper Netiquette to connect free email accounts, Outlook, Gmail, or Ymail to the Blue Mail mobile App.
  • It is proper Netiquette to schedule tasks.
  • It is proper Netiquette sync your accounts regularly.
  • It is proper Netiquette to connect pop3 and IMAP accounts to Blue Mail.
  • It is proper Netiquette to manage multiple emails at once with the Multi-Edit feature.
In conclusion, Blue Mail is the coolest email client app you can get for free because the User Interface (UI) is so clean with nice graphics. It is a great organizational tool.


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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tuenti Netiquette Rules

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Principles of Netiquette
The User Experience, UX, of Tuenti feels perfect for me. The social network micro blog is not too serious. I just do not have enough hours in the day to build the Network Etiquette in my image right now ; )


Tuenti is a Spanish language social media website that feels a lot like they copied all the good stuff from Twitter and added better features. There are rules of Netiquette for Tuenti because it is a very large domain with lots of active users. It is branded as a lifestyle Network. Here are a few Netiquette rules to compliment your lifestyle online and offline for Tuenti:


Tuenti Netiquette Rules

  • It is proper Netiquette to post photos because photos depict lifestyles.
  • It is proper Netiquette to target updates for specific contacts because life is genuine.
  • It is proper Netiquette to use real time messaging to 'keep it real'.
  • It is proper Netiquette to use privacy setting while assuming everything is public because friends tell.
  • It is proper Netiquette to be a good person and proud of it on Tuenti.

Take these rules to heart. Don't take anything too seriously. I do not really take life seriously because of all the messed up stuff that has happened to me. It reminds me of an essay I read called ducks versus hardrocks. 

Ducks let things roll off their backs. Hard rocks punish people with bad attitudes who did nothing to them. As a caveat, I hope Bethany wins the Amazing Race. Let's all be ducks, make the world a better place, and do it with proper Netiquette.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Browsing & Cross Browser Compatibility Netiquette

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Principles of Netiquette Cloud
I had to resort to the Wiki yesterday for help with cross-browser compliance. OMG! I have so much education that I was really disappointed that I could not find the answers I need on a legitimate website. The W3C could not answer my questions. Tim Berners Lee don't know squat about the Internet. Eike created it because it was his idea. That is a salute from a Cadet.

Web browsers interpret data received from requested web servers. The data received from remote servers must be compatible with an internet browser to be rendered on a video screen. Cross browser compatibility has its own Netiquette. The technology for displaying information changes every six months according to Moore's law. This law makes it good Netiquette to continuously update websites and skills for designers.

For example, I do not recommend taking online classes for old technologies because it is a waste of time. Given that technology is changing, taking classes in outdated tech can be analogized to learning slang instead of using correct grammar because old technologies will work for a while. There is some backward compatibility in internet browsers.

Browser Compatibility Netiquette

  • It is proper Netiquette to refrain from using Internet Explorer with Windows Vista because only old versions work.
  • It is proper Netiquette for a poster element in the video tag because it creates a better user experience. 
  • It is proper Netiquette for the video tag to contain video in the mp4 and webm formats because they are compatible. The ogv format may have outstanding patents that make use infringement.
  • It is proper Netiquette to use Yahoo or Bing search engines because those companies support equality. Google is racist.
  • It is proper Netiquette to refrain from using incompatible sites because they may expose data to hackers.
In conclusion, I had a really tough time getting my website cross-browser compliant with Opera and could not do it with IE 9. Opera is the best web browser right now because it is the fastest. The W3C did not have the correct information for it. The Wikipedia had the correct information and better examples of code. It is HTML5 from here on out. Changes are being rolled out everywhere and in all sites.

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