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CSS Radio Show 007

Had a recent conversation about favorite James Bond films and I responded that Spectre is my favorite, although I have super fond memories of Moonraker. Moonraker doesn’t age well but it was a blast when I was a kid. I mean, look at the poster for this thing:

James Bond Moonraker poster

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CSS Radio Show 006 – EDC Orlando Pre-Party Mix

EDC animated gif

BOOM!! Over two and half hours of madness to get you pumped up for A) EDC Orlando, B) your weekend, C) whatever it is you’re doing, or D) a barrage of laser beams and bass waves right to the dome. Put this on random or listen to straight through and PUT THE VOLUME SLIDERS ALL THE WAY THE FUCK UP.

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CSS Radio Show 005

CSS Radio Show 005Spotlighted tracks:
Fist Pumper #1: Keep Calm, Jay Karama. This is a serious banger by the Aussie newcomer. Love it.

Fist Pumper #2: WORK IT, Quintino. Ass kicking electro house. This track is so ridic.

Cooldown Track: So Long (feat. Madi), Slushii & Madi. Honorable mention goes to Candyman by Zedd & Aloe Blacc.

Phat Remix: Don’t Let Me Down – Illenium Remix, Chainsmokers, Daya, Illenium. One of those situations where the remix might be better than the original. Be sure to check out the Illenium guest mix on Nice Hair radio 027, which is totally dope.

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CSS Radio Show 004 – Hurricane Matthew Mix

Boom ok here is CSS Radio Show 004. If you haven’t listened to 001 – 003, search my Spotify and figure it out.

This mix is prepared especially if this is about to happen to your state:

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Battle for LLS – Spotify Playlists

Battle for LLS pictureThanks to everyone who competed, attended, and volunteered to make the Battle for LLS fitness competition such a great success! The event ran like clockwork and everyone had a blast. Big thanks to CrossFit Winter Park for hosting. We raised over $5,500 for the fundraiser and had a great day of competition.

Interested in the music from the competition? Here are the Spotify playlists from all three WODs…nearly 9 hours of music to make your rump shake. The national anthem track was LeAnn Rhimes. You can also find the playlists directly on my Spotify profile.

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Dehacking a Symlink Attack on a WordPress Website

Recently one of my clients received a warning notice via Google Webmaster Tools that one of our sites was the target of a phishing hack. I checked it out and sure enough, if you copied the long URL it provided into your browser bar, it displayed the dreaded red warning page:google_warning

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Interview with Elly Kabboord, CrossFit Games Affiliate Cup Champion

team-mayhemRecently I had the pleasure of interviewing Elly Kabboord, one-sixth of the CrossFit Mayhem team that won the 2015 CrossFit Games Affiliate Cup competition. (You may recognize Mayhem as the team that Rich Froning Jr. is a part of). Elly is a former member of CrossFit Firebase, my gym, and I was able to sneak in an interview while she was on vacation in Florida.

I took the opportunity to find out what it was like training with Rich and what the experience was like competing, and winning, the Games. To give a little background on Elly, she is a former varsity athlete at the University of Florida in track and cross country, has been a CrossFit athlete for over 4 years, and has competed at Regionals several times.

Interview after the jump.

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How to Prevent Hacker Attacks on WordPress Sites

malwareWarning1I recently completed a dehacking project for one of my customer WordPress sites. The site had been the target of multiple brute force attacks and one of the user passwords was compromised by a bot. Once the hacker had access, files were created on the server that corrupted the website and spam links were injected on many posts and pages. Without going into too much detail, dehacking the site was a major pain in the rear, a multi-hour affair.

The worse part of the situation was Google picked up on the site hack and displayed a HUGE red “This site has been hacked” message upon entry to the site and also displayed a message in the SERPs. It took several weeks to get the messages removed. In the meantime, site traffic dropped down to nothing. For all the intents and purposes, the website was shutdown.

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How to Get Your Business to Show Up on Google Maps

cfapopka_mapsIf you’re a new bricks-and-mortar business, the kind where you have office space or a store, you absolutely want to show up on Google Maps. You want people to find you easily and be able to drive to your location. How exactly does that happen? In this post, I’ll break down how to get your business on Google Maps.

First off, if you have a website and do nothing, you’ll eventually show up on Maps. Search engines will scan the address on your site and eventually the Google car will drive by to take pictures of your location. That process can take months, sometimes many months. If you want to speed the process up drastically, here is how you do it.

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The Next Generation of CrossFit Affiliates

new_gymI recently had a lively discussion centered around an article on Breaking Muscle, by Patrick McCarty. The article was Failure to Innovate: Will Your CrossFit Gym Thrive or Survive?

Mr. McCarty, who is 3-time Games competitor, affiliate owner, and owner of his own web development business, wrote on a topic that is at the forefront of every affiliate owner’s minds. Box owners face the reality that new boxes are springing up every day, and many of them are right down the road. If you own a gym and haven’t read his article, I encourage you to click the link above and read it right now…

From my affiliate owner friends, I often hear that 1 or 2 news boxes have opened up in jogging distance from [insert box name here], the market is saturated, and it’s getting tougher and tougher to attract and retain members.

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