About Garrett Hunter

President and CTO at BLACKTOWER, Inc., Garrett leads organizations through the complex process of selecting and implementing software systems and realizing tangible benefits from their investment. In his spare time he writes about leadership, personal growth, and technology trends. Contact Garrett at [email protected]
20 01, 2021

Reality is Broken

By |2021-01-20T12:14:05-07:00January 20th, 2021|Reviews|0 Comments

Written by Jane McGonigal Reality is Broken refers to how the world we live in is not designed to provide us the kinds of rewards that lead to happier lives. McGonigal makes a case for how game designers got it right and that introducing gaming mechanics into the real world would make it a better [...]

29 05, 2020

Black Lives Matter

By |2020-05-29T10:40:11-07:00May 29th, 2020|Awareness|0 Comments

I have privilege as a white male - and I can do all of these things without thinking twice: I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothamSean and #AtatianaJefferson)I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride)I can have [...]

9 07, 2018

Future of the Automobile

By |2018-12-09T21:33:08-07:00July 9th, 2018|Technology|0 Comments

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council and the Petersen Automotive Museum collaborated on a day long conference about the future of the automobile. Held at the Petersen museum in May 2018, the conference brought together leading voices from manufacturers, technology companies, urban planners, and regulatory agencies for a day-long discussion about the ongoing shift in transportation [...]

6 07, 2018

WordPress Maintenance/Security Upgrade 4.9.7

By |2018-07-06T16:08:14-07:00July 6th, 2018|WordPress|0 Comments

WordPress has issued a maintenance/security release to WordPress core, which fixes a few bugs. You can read more about this in WordPress’ official release post. We will be updating all customers to this latest release.  Because you are a Blacktower customer, you do not have to take action at this time. Our team will apply [...]

28 03, 2018

Email Service Recommendations

By |2018-06-23T13:59:48-07:00March 28th, 2018|Tips|0 Comments

Blacktower does not provide email as part of the hosting package. We just host WordPress sites, so we fully commit all of our resources to doing WordPress Hosting. So what should you do about email for your domain name? At Blacktower we use the G Suite service from Google. This service allows you to use [...]

9 03, 2018

A Settings Link for My WordPress Plugin

By |2018-03-11T18:30:47-07:00March 9th, 2018|Technology, WordPress|0 Comments

While developing my Thematic Maps WordPress plugin I wanted a Settings link on the Plugins list page for quick access to the plugin options page: By default, WordPress displays Activate, Delete, Deactivate, and Update links on the Plugins page. To add additional links I had to leverage filters and hooks! I found a great reference [...]

22 02, 2018

Sending Email from WordPress

By |2018-06-09T14:24:37-07:00February 22nd, 2018|Tips, WordPress|0 Comments

There are many reasons why you may want to use a 3rd party email provider to send email from your WordPress site, such as if you are having deliverability issues on our platform, or if you are sending newsletters or other bulk email. Being a Blacktower customer means having many aspects of managing your site [...]

28 04, 2017

Consolidate Email Accounts with GMail

By |2017-07-12T13:15:30-07:00April 28th, 2017|Tips|0 Comments

Are you using a dozen different email accounts to separate your personal / work / shopping / spam / etc.? Is it driving you, your friends, and family bonkers? There is hope! Using the Send mail as and Check mail from other accounts features in G Suite/Gmail you can receive email from all your accounts [...]

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