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Fixing my SSL based shortlinks

If you look at the HTML source for this NGINX post I wrote you’ll find this code. Which was inserted when I published the post via Jetpack. Shortlinks are cool. But if you use curl -LI on that wp.me URL… Continue Reading →

Good product integration is important

My iPhone 6 arrived in the mail, a few calls later it was activated and my old Note II became a paperweight. It’s not that I dislike Android or Samsung products, it’s just that my latent Phone Curse™ kicked in…. Continue Reading →

Thank you #wpmom for everything

I can’t remember when I first started interacting with #wpmom Kim Parsell. I’ve been looking and the earliest I can find was an email from April 26, 2012 saying that she was following me on Twitter. Hundreds of tweets and many… Continue Reading →

Thoughts on my LG G Watch

For the last 7 days I’ve been wearing my Christmas gift from my brother and sister-in-law: an LG G Watch. It’s a watch that runs Android Wear and works hand in hand with my smartphone. As a watch It’s very comfortable. The… Continue Reading →

The mood struck me and I organized all the things

Saturday I went to Lowes and picked up new air filters for the house. The old filters were… they needed replacement badly. While there the lightbulb went off and I picked up the following. 1 – Utilitech 10-Outlet surge protector. It’s 42″ long. 1… Continue Reading →

I Am NGINX! (And So Can You!)

A few months ago I switched my Apache2 installation for this blog from mod_php to php5-fpm. Using Ubuntu LTS this was as simple as running apt-get remove libapache2-mod-php5 ; apt-get install php5-fpm and adding /etc/apache2/conf-available/php5-fpm.conf with just a few lines. I activated… Continue Reading →

Constantine is a fun show

I’m watching NBC’s Constantine via FIOS on demand. It’s a fun show but I wonder how faithful it’s going to be to the original comic. I’ve not look at that comic for ages. Unlike the Keanu Reeves version, this one… Continue Reading →

October 24th

Tomorrow is the 2nd anniversary of when my Dad passed away. It’s also the day I fly to attend WordCamp San Francisco and in all the excitement I’d completely forgotten the significance of the day. That’s alright and it’s good…. Continue Reading →

Remove shortlink URLs from comments

Or remove them from anywhere, though I’m not sure why you’d remove shortlinks from your own author’s posts. I’ve written a small plugin that will filter your comments using preprocess_comment which is a useful filter comment data before it’s committed… Continue Reading →

sed to the rescue again

Some days you just want to quickly edit a bunch of config files in one go. One of the reasons I use Ubuntu LTS is that it’s got long term support (<light sarcasm>is that why it’s got LTS in the… Continue Reading →

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