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2FA should be built into WordPress core

Does email work with your WordPress installation? When someone leaves a comment on your blog or your WordPress installation automatically updates to a minor version number such as 4.4 to 4.4.1 do you get that email? You did get those emails?… Continue Reading →

Let’s Encrypt is all kinds of awesome

I had some time and did a git pull on the Let’s Encrypt github page. This is a project that makes it easy to install and maintain free X.509 certificates for web servers. The certificates are in PEM format and… Continue Reading →

My oEmbed discovery links work (It was me)

I thought I broke my oEmbed discovery links but I had a more fundamental problem. I had broken fancy permalinks on my nginx configuration for a while and didn’t realize it. I revisited the Nginx Codex page and did a stare and… Continue Reading →

oEmbed not working (I’m convinced it’s me)

One of the new WordPress 4.4 features is the ability for your installation to become an oEmbed provider. In plain English you can paste your post URL and get a result as if you were embedding a YouTube URL. I… Continue Reading →

Server admins love WP-CLI

I’m more of a Network Monkey, but whenever I can provision something just using an ssh session I smile. Many hosts use WP-CLI already and I’ve installed it on my VPS too. This morning I wrote up a small script to go… Continue Reading →

The Carrie Fisher fade in was the best

No matter what happens, I’ll be hearing this in my head. All day. ? Ba ba ba ba ba dum? Yep. Nothing is going to help, that’s stuck in my head.

I can’t really get angry at him for solving a problem

Friday afternoon I called the house and got my then 13 year old son. He turned 14 a few days later. Dad, the WiFi sucks. I'm trying to download an update to War Thunder and it's taking almost an hour…. Continue Reading →

Tomorrow the WordPress Community Summit!

Last year I was fortunate to be invited to the 2014 WordPress Community Summit and this year in Philadelphia I’m going again. Tomorrow morning Lily and I will wake up around 4 AM. She’ll drive me to the train station where… Continue Reading →

Fixing broken post_author IDs

In the long history of my of my blog (over 900 posts), I’ve done many things that were… ill-advised. I’m still recovering from messing up my media library somehow. All the images load but a couple of galleries disappeared. While… Continue Reading →

I’ll just put this here and walk away

I’m sure that this needs saving before the Evil Empire™ sees it! See? Sometimes the comments take me over too. 😉

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