Thoughts about this backlinks source?

Hi, I have a question, about backlinks.

Recently I was linked by a software website. I make a tutorial about the program and when they found it, they add the link to their press page.

On ahrefs and has 32 of URL authority. That makes it my best backlink.
Well after this, I was wondering about other pages that could link to my post if I review their software and found other ones that already linked to some of my competitors.

An example of this page could be this:…

Thoughts about this backlinks source?

Thoughts on Fastly? [on hold]

First post here! I’m doing a research project on Fastly and CDNs for class and I would love to know what your thoughts are on Fastly’s products (fyi I have minimal tech background, but working knowledge of CDNs). If you could answer some of my questions below, I would greatly appreciate it!

  • Why do you/would you choose Fastly over other CDN providers such as Akamai and Cloudflare? If not, why wouldn’t you choose Fastly? Does Fastly offer compelling value/products above other offerings, or are its benefits only marginal compared to competitors’ offerings?
  • I understand Fastly differentiates itself by offering services to accompany its CDNs. How important are these additional services to your needs? Do you truly need them or just want them? I know a lot of these features are offered separately but I’m not sure how much of a benefit Fastly provides by integrating all of the features into one platform. And are they even the only ones that offer said extra features?
  • How important is the number of PoPs a provider operates? I’ve heard some say Fastly is better than Akamai, but doesn’t Akamai have ~2000 PoPs while Fastly only has ~60? How can Fastly beat Akamai on lower latency and a better product while maintaining much fewer PoPs?
  • How does Fastly compare to large cloud providers such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft’s offerings? If they have an extraordinary product, do you think they’ll be able to continue offering a great product, or will the big dogs eventually catch up and dominate Fastly?
  • Are egress fees a major concern when using non-public cloud CDN providers?

Thank you to whoever has input!

“Muddled thoughts” from Synaptic Static – magical effect or not? (D&D 5e)

From the spell description:

“You choose a point within range and cause psychic energy to explode there. Each creature in a 20-foot-radius sphere centered on that point must make an Intelligence saving throw. A creature with an Intelligence score of 2 or lower can’t be affected by this spell. A target takes 8d6 psychic damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.

After a failed save, a target has muddled thoughts for 1 minute. During that time, it rolls a d6 and subtracts the number rolled from all its attack rolls and ability checks, as well as its Constitution saving throws to maintain concentration. The target can make an Intelligence saving throw at the end of each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success.

Can this condition be removed with Dispel Magic?

Does “Magic Resistance” (advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.) gives you advantage against INT saves to remove this effect?

It seems more like a concussion rather than a magical effect from a spell.

Thoughts on 2 CTAs in a hero/header section

I’m working on a landing page for a software company. Currently, the company offers one enterprise product. Soon, a second “lite” product will roll out, and I’m wondering about the hero/CTA.

I don’t want to pull attention (read: paying clients) away from the first enterprise product, but I do want to highlight the new lite product.

Best practices say that I should have one CTA attached to the hero that will probably point to a product comparison page (with differences/pricing listed). However, I am toying with the idea of having two CTAs in the hero: one pointing to the product comparison page, and the other immediately launches the sign-up form for the new lite product.

+ I remove a step in the signing up process (users launch the form from the landing page)
+ I maintain an easy way to navigate to the product comparison page.

– I may confuse users with two CTAs
– I may lose potential customers if they are confused by multiple choices in the decision tree. (click or not click vs click a, click b, or not click either)

Thoughts? Success rates? Should I just test each scenario?

I’ve found one article on Smashing Magazine from 2009 discussing two CTAs. But that’s it. Do you have any good examples or strong opinions?

What happens if you use detect thoughts on a person while they are sleeping?

I recently asked this question about how to scan someone’s memories while sleeping. The consensus of the answers was that the best way to do this was to not have them be asleep but instead wake them up, interrogate them, and wipe their memory.

This leads me to the question of what happens if someone casts detect thoughts on a sleeping creature. The spell description states (emphasis mine):

[…] You initially learn the surface thoughts of the creature – what is most on its mind in that moment. As an action, you can either shift your attention to another creature’s thoughts or attempt to probe deeper into the same creature’s mind. If you probe deeper, the target must make a Wisdom saving throw. If it fails, you gain Insight into its reasoning (if any), its emotional state, and something that looms large in its mind (such as something it worries over, loves, or hates). […] [T]he target knows that you are probing into its mind[…]

For the “surface thoughts”, I would imagine that this is related to whatever dream the target is having, or no surface thoughts if in deep sleep. If probing deeper, does the sleeping target still get to make the Wisdom saving throw, and do they wake up on either success or failure?

Do I need to hold an actual copper piece in order to cast Detect Thoughts?

The “Detect Thoughts” spell has as its material component “a copper piece”. (Yet another in the long list of punny material components.) The rules for material components say,

Casting some spells requires particular objects, specified in parentheses in the component entry. A character can use a component pouch or a spellcasting focus (found in “Equipment”) in place of the components specified for a spell. But if a cost is indicated for a component, a character must have that specific component before he or she can cast the spell.

Does requiring “a copper piece” mean that a “cost is indicated” and so it requires one to actually be holding a coin, rather than just using a spellcasting focus or component pouch? Usually a cost being indicated is worded like “something worth at least 25 gp”, so since this isn’t phrased as “a copper piece worth 1 cp” or even “a one-cp coin” I’m not sure that it means that a “cost is indicated”. It seems to more just be describing a random object associated with the spell like other “normal” spell material components. But then again, I can see a good argument that a coin used for currency would be the most straightforward way of indicating a cost that there is.

Obviously in general adventurers won’t usually have a lot of trouble finding a copper piece during their travels, but I could imagine some circumstances where it would be inconvenient for a spellcaster to need to dig a coin out of their pouch while their spellcasting focus is already in hand.