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Norton Security Premium Renewal Scheme

I’ve been using Norton security products since the time of the flood. It works, I have protection for the kids devices as well as mine. Every year close to the end of my subscription I get an email that goes… Continue Reading →

This is not a Gutenberg Review, It’s a Blog Post

WordPress users are fantastic. This review and how the reviewer brought it back. My reply is a blog post so here we are and below is my reply. *Reads. STANDS AND APPLAUDS!* Hello Jan. I usually write the text all… Continue Reading →

Time-lapse 3D printer videos

I have two 3D printers and each has a webcam. I use Octopi (Octoprint on a Rasberry Pi) and can stop bad prints from my smartphone if I need to. Some materials are difficult to print and hours into it… Continue Reading →

Wildcard certs via Let’s Encrypt

I just reduced 14 Let's Encrypt certificates down to 2. This is possible because the free service went live for wildcard certs. This has great implications for people who use the WordPress Multisite feature or routinely light up new virtual… Continue Reading →

3D Printed WordPress Bow Ties

Sometimes my hobbies cross over into each other. This year I attended WordCamp US in Nashville and had an idea. Why not download and make a bow tie with a WordPress logo on it? First I went to Thingiverse and… Continue Reading →

WordPress Is About Responsibility

Your WordPress site (or any web site you put on the Internet) has value. Take care of it, it is your front yard and what the neighbors see. It’s your front office where you invite people to talk or do… Continue Reading →

Tin Foil Hat Gravatars

Sometimes I do overthink things. I wrote a plugin to protect Gravatar image URLs.

Scrape IFTTT Instagram media into WordPress

I’m a photography nut. I love using my DSLR, I’m mad about film cameras and I use Instagram all the time. I’m also a WordPress user and I have a problem with Instagram: the photos are not preserved on my… Continue Reading →

How to use UpdraftPlus when The Bad Thing™ happens

I am in the process of handing over a site to someone who's not used WordPress before and doesn't necessarily know where what lives and how. I thought it would be a good idea for me to document how to… Continue Reading →

Did I mention I like WP-CLI?

I’ve written praise for wp-cli before but it’s a toy that will never get old for me. I was working on this problem for a friend and I needed to create a test multisite installation. I have a domain I can… Continue Reading →

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