Heroku eliminated free plans. Now, what?

Last week, Heroku announced that they were killing off their free teir.  I have been using it off and on ever since a creating an OWASP Juice Shop instance on it at That Conference, a few years ago.  Recently, I used it for my How to deploy a Laravel app example and an example on …

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Free AI-Driven Profile Pictures

I recently found out about something called #newprofilepic (that appears to be the name of the site).  When you click on their privacy policy, you are taken to pho.to, which advertises their use of “smart algorithms” for “simple photo editing”.  I figured that I would give it a swing and it turned out pretty well. …

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I have made 83 kiva loans in 72 countries and I’m not sure what to do next

A decade ago, I watched a ted talk about Kiva and made my first kiva loan.  The first few loans were kind of random but I eventually settled on the goal of giving a loan in every country.  Kiva officially works with lenders in 76 countries and I typically gave one loan per month, so …

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