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Here are some photos taken on our most recent vacation in Belize. We stayed at two location: Jaguar Creek Lodge in the rainforest outside Belmopan and at Jan’s Hotel in Caye Caulker off of the coast. I’ll be adding additional pictures as time permits.

All images are: © 2018 by Larry Aronson and Heidi Cohen. All rights reserved.

Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Please contact me if you are interested in high resolution versions of any images.

Larry

 

Our cabin at Jaguar Creek lodge, Belmopan

 

Wild ginger flowers at Jaguar Creek, Belmopan

 

Jaguar Creek Entrance

Entering Jaguar Creek Lodge.

 

Flowering bushes at Jaguar Creek, Belmopan

 

Jaguar Creek Restaurant

Jaguar Creek Restaurant

 

Nice wall sculpture at the ArtBox in Belmopan

 

Papayas in the belmopan Market

 

 

Jaguar Walk, Belize Zoo

Jaguar Walk, Belize Zoo

 

Jaguar at the Belize Zoo

Jaguar at the Belize Zoo

 

Front Street, Caye Caulker, Belize

Front Street, Caye Caulker, Belize

 

Jan’s Hotel’s beach viewed from their roof deck

 

Beach for Jan's Hotel

Our Beach across from Jan’s Hotel with Pelican, Kite Border and toes.

 

Margarita Mike's

Margarita Mike’s on Front Street, Caye Caulker.

 

The “Split” on Caye Caulker viewed from the water

 

Giant terrapin off Caye Caulker. Hold a sardine above the water and they jump to snatch it.

 

Dinner at Rose’s in Caye Caulker.

 

House in Caye Caulker, view from the roof deck of Jan’s Hotel.

 

Pelicans, Caye Caulker

 

Wall art in Caye Caulker

 

Mayan temple carving in Lamanai, Orange Walk

 

Broad part of the New River at Lamanai Architectural Reserve

 

The Jaguar Temple at Lamanai archeological site

 

Iguana on the bank of the New River

 

 

The courtyard in front of the High Temple at Lamanai with view of The New River.

 

Given the rise in hacking attacks and other forms of digital misbehavior, people are more cautious than ever about where they place their trust.

Google wants to help everyone manage their trust relationships and is making changes across their technology to nudge the Web onto secure platforms: https: and SSL.
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Home_Page_-_Fovia

I’m delighted to announce the launching of the new Fovia Inc. website. Fovia Inc. provides software development kits and related services for high-quality, high-speed 3D image rendering. The kind of image data that’s output by MRI, CT and industrial scanning machines.

What makes this website so fascinating (and exciting to work on) are thousands of high resolution medical, archeological and industrial images showcasing the power and flexibility of Fovia’s XStream® HDVR® product. If that’s not enough to perk your interest, check out the high resolution, fly-through movies.

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Larry Aronson on Webcertain.tv

At MarketingProfs B2B Forum in Boston last October, I was interviewed by Gemma Houghton for Webcertain.tv.

our 11 minute conversion, “Capitalising On New Technologies”, can be seen here: http://webcertain.tv/vod/capitalising-on-new-technologies/13525 .

Power of Music Debut

Power-of-Music-screenshotI am proud to announce that The Power of Music, a project I’ve been working on since June, has finally launched.

The Power of Music is an eight-part, multimedia, professional development course for music educators. The video series and website provide an introduction to El Sistema, the pioneering approach to music education and illuminate the ways it’s being adapted for teaching music in the U.S.

The website was developed for WNET/Thirteen public television with support from the Annenberg foundation. It features over 45 videos and 3 interactive applications. The website’s graphic design was done by Michael Pinto of vm.com with additional graphics by Gwen Singley.

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Startup Secrets

Startup SecretsHow to pick a winning startup to work for

I was at the NY Tech Meetup last Tuesday evening. If you’re not familiar with it, the NY Tech Meetup is the largest monthly meetup anywhere.

For the September meeting, they usually pull out all the stops. True to form, it was awesome. Our mayor, Bill de Blasio, dropped by to make a Tech Sector booster speech (see approximate rendering at right).

The NY Tech Meetup is a demo-or-die event where 10 companies get 10 minutes each to show their stuff. There’s no judging. But let’s face it – attendees are picking winners and losers.

During the short Q&A sessions between demos one question is taboo: What’s your business plan?

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GoDaddy Update Question

A client recently wrote:

I got an email from GoDaddy and spoke to an agent about updating [the website].

I didn’t understand much of what he was explaining but he said it was not that hard to do. He said I need to back up and move the content over to the new platform. Something called a linix C panal web hosting.

I answered:

GoDaddy is trying to get you to move [the website] into their new-ish account management structure in order to make it easier to sell you additional hosting products and services. This is separate from your domain name registrations with GoDaddy which won’t have to be renewed for another couple of years.

  • You DO have to renew your Web hosting agreement for [the website] by Sept. 8.
  • You don’t have to change the hosting plan.
  • It would be a good idea to backup [the website] in any case.

Your current hosting plan is called, “Economy Classic Hosting Linux” and GoDaddy wants to move/upgrade you to “Economy Linux Hosting with cPanel”.  In anticipation, they’ve already setup the new account with a dummy website and a separate username/password. The new plan would cost you $6.99/mo whereas your current plan is $5.99/mo.

Linux is the preferred operating system for Web servers. It’s very similar to MacOS – like two sisters who went to different schools and dress differently. cPanel is software for managing an account on a Linux server. Like the Systems Preferences application on a Mac, it has a number of panels for changing your settings and adding/removing features.

If you have no interest in adding new features to [the website] – i.e: email accounts, e-commerce packages, premium support – don’t upgrade, just renew the current plan. I can help you with that.

Don’t let GoDaddy persuade you that [the website] needs more than “economy” level resources. Although it is a gallery website, all of the images are optimized for quick loading and minimal bandwidth. The web pages are simple HTML, requiring no extra resources on the server for the amount of traffic you anticipate.

About WordPress Themes

What to Choose, How to Choose.

There’s a never ending discussion about WordPress themes in forums I visit and meetups I attend. Paid vs. free; custom clones vs. child-parent themes; large frameworks like Genesis vs. stand-alone themes like Twenty Eleven. Here are my thoughts:

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