Tidbits from Brian (Black Friday edition) - Issue #14
Hey everyone, it’s that time of the year! 💥
Due to the holidays, I'm going to keep this edition short and sweet. Instead of compiling a massive list below, I'm just going to share a few select deals on products and services I personally use on a daily basis.
Black Friday deals on things I use 🏷️
GeneratePress: 25% off yearly licenses. $30 off lifetime licenses. You can even upgrade to the lifetime license (through Dec. 2).
GenerateBlocks: 25% off new licenses and upgrades (through Dec. 2).
Kinsta: Two months of free hosting when paying annually and free migration.
Astra: Up to 50% off (through Dec. 2).
Affinity Designer 2: 40% off launch deal.
Depositphotos: 100 photos/vectors for $39. Or stack multiple (Nov. 20 – Nov. 29).
EDD EU VAT: 50% off (Nov. 25 – Nov. 28). Discount code: BF2022
ShortPixel: 3x more image optimization credits or CDN traffic (Nov. 21 – Nov. 28).
Mangools: 25% off all plans (Nov. 22 - Nov 29).
Fluent Forms: 40% off (through Dec. 5). A great choice if you care about performance! I'm moving all of our sites to this.
Proton VPN: 50% off + 6 months free for a limited time.
SmarterQueue: 30% off when paying annually (Nov. 25 – Nov. 28).
Xnapper: 50% off all licenses (Nov. 22 – Nov. 25). Discount code: BLACKFRIDAY_2022
If you're bargain hunting, I compiled a larger list of Black Friday deals. Make sure to check it out.
Interesting things 🔎
An old trick, but a good one. How to use unlimited addresses with one Gmail account.
Affinity Designer 2 is out! Startup times are a lot faster on M1 Mac. ⚡️ I like the new UI, and nice to see WebP export.
Elon Musk puts Twitter’s Blue Verified relaunch on hold. Never a dull moment.
The iPhone 14 camera is insanely good! Check out this shot I snapped while the sun was going down.
4 years of compilation, 560+ songs, and 40 hours of music. If you're into synthwave, you might enjoy my playlist. 🎷
OpenPress, a new social community for WordPress users. Definitely an interesting idea!
WooCommerce merchants can now offer crypto payments safely and conveniently through Coinbase Commerce.
In case you missed it, WordPress 6.1 is here. Carlo wrote up an in-depth summary of all the changes.
I enjoyed this article on why big growth isn’t for everyone. I agree!
This a good post about a new era of Google Search and what it means for SEO.
Must read case study. Ionut spent two years and $477,924 on launching their blog. 😲 Was it worth it?
Bitcoin (not financial advice)
Hands down the best article I've ever read on why Bitcoin is important and how it's different than the rest. 👏
Most of the mainstream media is wrong. Here is a good piece on what really happened with FTX. And why I Bitcoin.
Apple might be close to getting the streaming rights to Big Short author's book on FTX collapse. We need a movie!
Need an easy way to file taxes? I recommend Koinly; it works great!
You will soon be able to purchase Bitcoin at Fidelity. While I only advocate self-custody, I think this is good for adoption.
Jason Lowery has been invited to advise the White House on the national strategic security benefits of Bitcoin.
For those of you in the states, have a great holiday, and remember to take some time to recharge with your family.
If you're ever in the Scottsdale, AZ area, hit me up, and we can grab a coffee! ☕️👋