keefner hero This page is maintained by Craig Keefner out of Denver.  News and family stuff is included for archives.  Golf is a hobby and I have single-digit handicap which seems to follow the keefner name I think. I run several other business websites for technology including on subjects like Retail Automation, Kiosks, Self-Service and Thinclients.  You can find me two ways on LinkedIn. Digital consulting for self-service is available as well. You can visit the corporate site at

You can contact me at [email protected] if you have questions or comments.


  • Death of a Friend – Robert Lackey Sallisaw December 31, 2023
    Sorry to hear my old school friend Robert Lackey died this month. We used to sit around at his house and my house and play guitars. Robert was a super fan of “Delta Blues” which is really “black blues” ala Robert Johnson, McGhee and others.  All the white guys came later…Cooder and Clapton are the ...
  • Writing – AI Takes a Crack at Rochester Story December 31, 2023
    AI Reconstructing Thoughts I Did Let Gemini Take a Crack at writing my Personal Notes. Interesting tenor for sure. I provided background context with instructions and it came up with this. The whir of the Kodak Moments kiosk sang to me, a melody my heart recognized. My father-in-law, a titan in the realm of digital imaging, would ...
  • Writing – Chinese Poem – Dec2023 December 31, 2023
    Poem which was “written” with an assist from AI. Inputting prompts and instructions with these results. 如玉姑娘, 心似莲, (A maiden like jade, with a heart like a lotus,) 历经苦难, 笑靥甜. (Hath known hardship, yet smiles so sweet.) 风语曾吟, 花落泪, (Whispers of wind once wept of fallen flowers,) 但她坚强, 化蝶飞. (But she, resilient, took flight as a butterfly.) 明月清辉, 洒满庭, (Moonlight ...
  • Monthly News By Craig August 5, 2023
    Monthly News Reads for Craig Most recent stories in Craig K The Industry Group 4 days ago News Corp Is Now Using AI to Write Its Articles. We Were Leaked Their ChatGPT Prompts – The Shovel News Corp Australia revealed this week that they are using artificial intelligence to generate 3,000 articles a week. We were leaked a ChatGPT screen ...
  • Geneaology – World War One and Grandpa Edward William Keefner – 140th Infantry Group July 7, 2023
    Ran across this today. Camp Doniphan was a military base ( adjacent to Fort Sill (, just outside Lawton (,_Oklahoma), in Comanche County (,_Oklahoma) , Oklahoma ( , that was activated for use in World War I ( for artillery ( training. The post was closed in 1918 and incorporated into Fort Sill.  (,_Camp_Doniphan,_Oklahoma_(20852005054).jpg) Military base – Wikipedia
  • Accessibility in Reverse – Oscars and Apples and Oranges April 1, 2022
    The Movie that Won Best Movie for 2022 that most people will never see As we all know the Academy Awards came and they went. Unfortunately, the historic event there at the awards this year was overshadowed by semi-violence (in both directions) which promptly became a media darling topic for clicks, clickbait, video views and audience. I ...
  • Review Costco 24 Pack Taste Test – Firestone & Stone March 31, 2022
    Review Costco Firestone Walker 24 Crafted Thru Hops Review October 24, 2021 — I  have been a beer drinker for a long time and there are all sorts of situations where one beer works better than another. In the summertime in Oklahoma working on the ranch, Miller HighLife in bottles was excellent “drink during the day” ...
  • Rare Black Fox Sighted Outside of Denver, Colorado January 15, 2022
    January 14th near Northglenn Not the first time in Colorado, May 28th, 2021 near Canon City CPW saw one Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) shared a rare sighting of a black-colored red fox caught prowling around a chicken coop in Cañon City. Wildlife officers were originally called out to the mountain town home to assist with a young ...
  • Privacy Laws Self-Service – Whose, What and Where? December 10, 2021
    Running article on privacy and its impact on unattended public interaction — linkedin Status is online Craig Allen Keefner Consultant Self-Service Technology 67 articles Posted an article today about Amazon and its Alexa Together. Good for seniors and for remote telehealth. And it goes to show speech recognition and voice recognition gaining speed in multiple sectors. Aside, its worth noting beneficiary telehealth ...
  • Political Stuff – Will Political Pundits Please Quit Calling themselves Conservatives? November 28, 2021
    Political Pundits Use up too much oxygen? An alternative headline is Life is too short to dance with ugly women Saw an article in my local Denver post.  I think the most humorous item to me is how audience grabbers like these people always beat up on the government but then their usual aim is to get ...
  • Opinion Column From LinkedIn on Restaurant Drive-Thrus Driving People Away November 11, 2021
    Opinion Column — Drive Thrus Driving People Away — see linkedin article.  This looks at how fixing one thing often breaks another. Posted as well on Craig Allen Keefner  Consultant Self-Service Technology 65 articles Much of my career has been devoted to websites and internet properties. High Availability and Burst Capacity are two of the big ...
  • Announcement from The Industry Group October 31, 2021
    The Industry Group Announcement The Industry Group announcement —  is a network of news dedicated to technology in the self-service market. This includes websites, magazines and social sites such as LinkedIn Here is a list of news we cover: Kiosk Industry Group — all things to do with kiosks, particularly members of KMA — all things to do with kiosks KMA – ...
  • The Industry Group and More Web Content Changes October 30, 2021
    The Industry Group Comes To Life I’ve created a top level url for all the sites that I manage. Around 25 these day and they range from rockwork to patient kiosk to POS to kiosk to others. The top level URL is and that means the Kiosk Industry Group and others fall underneath that umbrella. A short description ...
  • Tony Rice Passes On – One of the great guitarists January 4, 2021
    Bluegrass Today obit Tony Rice, surely the most influential guitarist and vocalist in the history of bluegrass music, died on Christmas morning. He was 69 years of age, and died swiftly without pain. Tony changed forever the way bluegrass guitar is played, both as a lead and an accompaniment instrument. Audiences saw hints of his genius during ...
  • 3 cities in the U.S. have ended chronic homelessness: Here’s how they did it March 19, 2019
    Excerpt below. Read full article at Fast Company Nine more have ended veteran homelessness. It’s part of a national program called Built for Zero that uses a data-based approach to help officials figure out exactly who needs what services. Now it’s accelerating its work in 50 more cities. “By ending homelessness, we mean getting to a place ...
  • UX design with Google Docs and Sheets (part2) – July 5, 2018
    How we redesigned a core component of Transifex with a single Google spreadhseet. Source:
  • Microsoft challenges Chromebooks with $189 Windows 10 laptops for schools May 22, 2018
    And a big education push for 2018 Source:
  • Google IO keynote summary: the 10 biggest announcements May 9, 2018
    Google’s I/O 2018 keynote had a bunch of major announcements about Android P, Google Assistant, and more. Here’s the most important news to know. Source: AI is making inroads all across the board for Google.
  • Developing an App Using the REST API and WordPress May 9, 2018
    For a relatively non-technical audience, this ebook will teach users how to develop a REST API app from scratch, taking you from zero to hero in no time. Source:
  • Neil Young Archives April 21, 2018
    NYA contains the complete archives of Neil Young. The site is designed for a chronological exploration of artist output including music, books, films, & videos. Music is streamed in high-res with Xstream by NYA. A living document, NYA is always being updated with new information, content and news. Source:
  • Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled November 19, 2017
    Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial with environmentalists condemning it as cruel. Source:
  • ARKit is going to be a lot of fun while we wait for it to become useful August 6, 2017
    ARKit has looked like a promising platform for augmented reality in the few short weeks since the first two beta versions of iOS 11 were released to developers. But when iOS 11 officiall Source:
  • 7 ‹Title Tag› Hacks for Increased Rankings + Traffic – Whiteboard Friday May 7, 2017
    Title tags can have a huge impact on your click-through rates when optimized correctly. In this Whiteboard Friday, Cyrus shares how to use numbers, dates, questions, top referring keywords, and more to boost your CTR, traffic, and rankings. Source:
  • Do We Still Need to Disavow in the Era of Penguin 4.0? April 4, 2017
    Should we still be using the disavow tool? Six months after Penguin 4.0’s long-awaited rollout, Marie Haynes tackles the eternal question, how to deal with link spam going forward, and whether or not you should reavow any currently disavowed links. Source:
  • Our Home in Italy – WW2 war story February 14, 2017
    The 455th Bomb Group (H) flew B-24 Liberators out of a large former private estate called San Giovanni a few miles outside Cerignola a medium sized town in the Foggia Valley of south/eastern Italy. The valley was dotted with similar airdromes created out of wheat fields each extending a mile or more in each direction. ...
  • XMLRPC or WP-Login: Which do Brute Force Attackers Prefer January 31, 2017
    XMLRPC compared to wp-login as an attack target in WordPress. Which is more frequently attacked and how to protect your site against brute force attacks. Source:
  • If You Want To Have A Killer Presentation, You Need To Pick Up This Skill Now January 28, 2017
  • How to Move a WordPress Website from HTTP to HTTPS/SSL – Designmodo January 18, 2017
    Difference between SSL and HTTPS, how to install and activate an SSL certificate and how to move WordPress website from HTTP protocol to HTTPS. Source: Good process explanation
  • New age smartphone cameras: Not just selfies, detect anaemia, check food quality and more January 9, 2017
    If you thought a smartphone camera was good enough to only click selfies, think again. From sensing food quality to screening for anaemia, there’s much more to the new-age smartphone camera than meets the eye. Source:
  • The December 2016 WordPress Attack Activity Report January 5, 2017
    This week we are introducing something new. At the beginning of each month we will be doing a monthly WordPress security report. We will look at the attack data for the previous month from the 1st to the end of the month and provide a report and analysis on the attack activity we have seen on ...
  • The hidden cost of made-in-America retail bargains January 1, 2017
  • My take on the Republicans’ new, interesting corporate tax plan January 1, 2017
    The Republicans’ new corporate tax proposal is a big change with some attractive properties. But it’s one part of a big, bad trickle-down mess of a tax package. Source:
  • Google’s New Mobile-First Index and the Death of Desktop SEO December 26, 2016
    This will be a complete game-changer for on-site search engine optimization. Source:
  • The Internet Archive is building a Canadian copy to protect itself from Trump November 30, 2016
    The Internet Archive of Canada will preserve billions of web pages, books, and other data outside the US Source:
  • Government Spending Chart: United States 1970-2020 – Federal State Local Data November 16, 2016
    Customized Chart of Government Spending in the United States from US Budget and US Census Data. Customize chart; download data. Source:
  • Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days November 10, 2016
    FOURTH, a 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service; Source:
  • Presidential Election 2016: An American Tragedy November 10, 2016
    David Remnick on the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency and the threat it poses to the United States and its minorities. Source:
  • HTML 5 Cheat Sheet – Including Free PDF Download October 6, 2016
    Cheat sheets; don’t you just love them? I love them as they offer me a simple way to recall a software program or help me to learn a new skill. Plus there’s always a useful keyboard shortcut to forget, a command you will jus Source:
  • What a show: Why the Ryder Cup is unrivaled as the world’s best sporting event October 3, 2016
    These are four reasons why the Ryder Cup is simply unbelievable Source:
  • The iPhone’s new chip should worry Intel September 16, 2016
    In a game of chess, there are occasions when you’ll have almost your entire army of pieces still on the board, but positioned in such a way that their systematic downfall is all but assured. A Source: This year more iPhones shipped than PCs.  That’s considerable.
  • Fair use – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia August 22, 2016
    Fair use – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A] reviewer may fairly cite largely from the original work, if his design be really and truly to use the passages for the purposes of fair and reasonable criticism. Source:
  • The Time I Volunteered at a Distillery and Couldn’t Help Doing Kaizen August 21, 2016
    One thing I enjoy is the opportunity to basically be a “value adding” worker in a process. The work is pretty repetitive (but, again, it’s a very enjoyable Source:
  • Does ethical content curation exist? A data-driven answer August 19, 2016
    We’ve been asked “how ethical is content curation?” so many times we decided to dig deep to give you a data answer: ethical content curation exists. Source:
  • This Week’s Top 20 Attacked Themes and Who is Attacking Them – Wordfence August 9, 2016
    Today we’re publishing statistics on the attacks we are seeing on themes across the WordPress ecosystem. The Wordfence Firewall provides us with attack telemetry across a large number of sites that we protect. The data we’re sharing today is based on the following high level metrics: An analysis of 15,949,826 total attacks across the past 7 ...
  • Disable or Turn Off Cortana in Windows 10 via Registry or Group Policy August 2, 2016
    You can disable or turn off Cortana in Windows 10 Anniversary Update by tweaking the Windows Registry or configuring Group Policy settings. Source:
  • The 10 Chrome extensions you need most July 31, 2016
    On its own, Chrome is a pretty fantastic browser, but extensions increase its potential exponentially. Source:
  • Carter ruined the economy; Reagan saved it July 29, 2016
    A liberal essay refuting the myth that Carter ruined the economy and Reagan saved it. Source: Good read with lots of dates, events and numbers.
  • How Pantheon Hardens Every WordPress Installation July 24, 2016
    When we began providing service for WordPress sites last year, we didn’t know the WordPress community or market very well. Source:
  • Dropbox launches a new way to scan documents with your phone, and other sharing features July 19, 2016
    Dropbox today is releasing a slew of new enterprise features as it continues to try to woo larger businesses in an effort to build a strong new line of.. Source:
  • One Googler’s Insider Guide To Using Google Docs At Work July 19, 2016
    Ritcha Ranjan works on the team that builds Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. These are her top five tips on how to use them. Source: