August 11, 2015


by Jean C. Gordon

The Rancher Takes a Bride

by Brenda Minton




“Protect What Matters”: Make Mobility Security a Reality

‎Today, ‎August ‎11, ‎2015, ‏‎4 hours ago | Christian ReillyGo to full article
To set the scene; we are constantly hearing from our customers a common statement around “the need to mobilize my business.” Yet at the same time, we are also hearing–and not just from the CIO, but from the CEO or CFO–that there is a growing concern around how to balance the risks of a mobile business with the need for their organizations to remain secure and compliant in an increasingly volatile and hyper-connected world.

Submit Your Nomination for the 2016 Innovation Award for Partners

‎Today, ‎August ‎11, ‎2015, ‏‎12 hours ago | Sima TaslimiGo to full article
Earn recognition for driving innovation and delivering business value for your customers with Citrix solutions.

Citrix Partners, New Campaign Now Live: Capture Enterprise Mobility in 2015

‎Today, ‎August ‎11, ‎2015, ‏‎12 hours ago | Sima TaslimiGo to full article
A comprehensive campaign kit for enterprise mobility management (EMM) can help Citrix Partners meet specific customer mobility challenges.

StoreFront 3.0 and Windows 10 Edge Browser

‎Yesterday, ‎August ‎10, ‎2015, ‏‎12:16:06 PM | Feng HuangGo to full article
The default browser for Windows 10 is the new Edge browser. As it stands, Edge does not support ActiveX Control or any other form of browser extensions. This makes it impossible for Citrix Receiver for Web to detect whether the native Receiver is installed and smoothly invoke the native Receiver to launch applications. If you have read my previous blog about how StoreFront 3.0 supports…Read More

Use Podio with Octoblu to Trigger Anything, or Brew Coffee

‎Yesterday, ‎August ‎10, ‎2015, ‏‎11:29:14 AM | Moheeb ZaraGo to full article
When it’s this painless for beginners to build an automated barista, it makes it easier to create automation flows that integrate with other Citrix services and plenty of third-party services as well. If you’re looking to quickly connect Podio to an application you’re developing or to even prototype an idea, this guide will help you get there.

Build your Networking Sales Opportunity as a Citrix Certified Sales Professional

‎Yesterday, ‎August ‎10, ‎2015, ‏‎9:15:25 AM | Sima TaslimiGo to full article
Citrix offers tremendous opportunity to grow business with NetScaler. More than just a security solution, NetScaler maximizes the benefits promised by virtual desktops by truly exceling as a front-end solution for an organization’s desktop virtualization infrastructure. Partners often experience accelerated sales cycles with double digit product margins attributed to NetScaler. Often times, sales can be signed within the same business quarter. Opportunities to advance sales…Read More

Simplifying the “Trade Up” to Citrix Workspace Suite: A How-To Guide

‎Friday, ‎August ‎07, ‎2015, ‏‎9:54:52 AM | Kirk ManzerGo to full article
In today’s society, users want to access their data from anywhere and everywhere, using whatever devices fit their lifestyles.  They might need to access a desktop or application over a secure datalink, use a mobile device to quickly respond to an important email, or securely share files. If they are working in a branch office, they would like a to not suffer from WAN performance.…Read More

Freshen Up! Re-Branding NetScaler 11 with the StoreFront 3.0 Portal Theme

‎Friday, ‎August ‎07, ‎2015, ‏‎5:11:37 AM | Mohamad EL-SafahGo to full article
How would you like to give your NetScaler Gateway a bit of a refresh with a new look? Well, you’re in luck! Because that’s just what we’re going to learn how to do in this post: do a slight rebrand of the NetScaler Gateway login screen with StoreFront 3.0 Theme. “How can we do that?” We’re so glad you asked! Just follow the procedure below…Read More

Google Drive + GoToWebinar Using Octoblu!

‎Thursday, ‎August ‎06, ‎2015, ‏‎12:40:38 PM | Moheeb ZaraGo to full article
If you’re interested in building automation flows with Octoblu that use Google Drive and GotoWebinar, one of our interns, Ari Sokolov, has made this excellent tutorial on accomplishing that. The flow you’ll be able to build with her guide will allow you to automatically send a document to all the participants in a GoToWebinar session. Be sure to check out our other tutorials for various beginner and advanced guides via Hackster and our Citrix Developer Youtube Channel!

3 Simple Steps to Bring HTTP/2 Performance to Legacy Web Applications

‎Thursday, ‎August ‎06, ‎2015, ‏‎12:38:32 PM | Simon FennenGo to full article
In May 2015, the IETF ratified HTTP/2 as the latest version of the HTTP protocol. This marks the first enhancement to HTTP since HTTP 1.1 was published in 1997.

I keep telling myself, it's not Harper Lee's, it's not Harper Lee's fault! (image via wikimedia)

Nice Things cheap on Amazon!

‎Saturday, ‎August ‎08, ‎2015, ‏‎10:17:24 AM | dysfunctional literacyGo to full article

It's inexpensive, not cheap.

The problem with giving away stuff for free is that it can’t last forever.  At some point, you have to start charging for it.  So now is the time that you can get Nice Things cheap (instead of free) on Amazon.  Cheap isn’t as good as free, but cheap isn’t bad either.

Nice Things is now $2.99 instead of free.  Maybe $2.99 isn’t “cheap,” but Amazon suggested that I charge more.  I mean, nobody from Amazon called me and told me to charge more.  Amazon has an algorithm that suggests prices to authors to maximize profits.

The algorithm sounds impersonal, but the alternative would be for Amazon to hire a bunch of people to read all the e-books that get submitted and then tell the authors how much to charge.  That would be an inefficient way to suggest pricing to authors.  Amazon is probably better off with its algorithm.

I have no problem with the concept of maximizing profits, but since I’m not established at all as an author, I wanted to take the less expensive route.  I thought about charging even less than $2.99, but Nice Things has a sex scene in it.  I’ve written only one sex scene in my life, and this is it.  I might not ever write another one.

If Nice Things has the only adult scene I’ll ever write, then I should charge at least $2.99 for it.  Cheap sex is okay, but I don’t want it to be too cheap.  Stuff like that can ruin a writer’s reputation.

I had a lot of fun writing Nice Things, even the parts that weren’t the adult scene.  I know there are a lot of books out there to read, but if you like Dysfunctional Literacy, you’ll probably like Nice Things too.

So here it is!


New from Dysfunctional Literacy!

If you absolutely must do something morally wrong, just pretend that you’re doing Nice Things.

Now available on the Amazon Kindle!

Nice Things for free on Amazon!!

‎Wednesday, ‎August ‎05, ‎2015, ‏‎10:57:47 AM | dysfunctional literacyGo to full article

This kind of opportunity doesn't happen very often.

Everybody likes nice things.  Nice things are better than mediocre things or bad things.  The problem with nice things, though, is that they usually cost a lot of money.  Sometimes you can get nice things on discount, but it’s not very often that you can get nice things for free.

Today is that day.

Right now Nice Things is free on Amazon.  I can give it away for free only for a couple days, so if you don’t want to pay for it, you might want to get it soon.

I’ve been working on Nice Things for a while but haven’t been talking about it much.  I thought that if I talked about it, that might keep me from working on it, so I figured it was better if I just wrote the darn thing and didn’t tell anybody until I actually clicked “publish.”

It has its flaws, and I’m aware of some of them.  I’m sure there are some typos and missing words and things that don’t make sense, but hopefully my fool for an editor corrected most of the mistakes.  If not, I’m going to feel kind of stupid.

I had a lot of fun writing Nice Things, but I’ve read it so many times I have no idea how good it is or how much it sucks.  I’m also a little nervous because some of what I wrote could be taken the wrong way.  That’s why it might be a good idea for you to get it free.  But if you miss this chance, don’t worry.  When it’s no longer free, you’ll still be able to get Nice Things for cheap on Amazon.


What about you?  Have you ever spent so much time writing something that you no longer trusted your judgement?  What is the worst mistake you’ve left in your writing?


It might be good.  It might suck.  Either way, for the next couple days, it’s free!

Now available on the Amazon Kindle!


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