18th Anniversary of Blogging

Here is my first blog post from 18 years ago, which makes it as old as a legal adult. Wow… Two Footballs I got started at a place called Diaryland. A friend, Lacey, had started using it. Back in those days, I was up for trying pretty much anything geeky friends were doing. Blogging was… Continue reading 18th Anniversary of Blogging

DOJ, Dreamhost, and DisruptJ20

The government has no interest in records relating to the 1.3 million IP addresses that are mentioned in DreamHost’s numerous press releases and opposition brief. Basically, the Department of Justice served Dreamhost this warrant asking for the code backing the web site, the HTTP request and error logs, logs about backend connections to upload files to the… Continue reading DOJ, Dreamhost, and DisruptJ20

WP to G+

WordPress Jetpack finally enabled publishing to Google+. So, I guess my blog posts will finally head there. UPDATE: Google permissions are hard. The first test post showed it was “Shared privately” which by looking closer appeared only to myself. My default permissions for approved applications is “Only Me.” I had to go into Settings > Manage… Continue reading WP to G+

WP Annoyance: False Plugin Compatibility

Before upgrading from WordPress 3.6.1 to 3.7, the Updates page said two plugins also in need of updates were both 100% compatible with 3.6.1 and unknown with 3.7. A conservative administrator might wait for WordPress to list 100% compatibility with 3.7 before upgrading to it. I upgraded anyway because really I use both fairly minimally. After… Continue reading WP Annoyance: False Plugin Compatibility

Posting To Your WP From Foreign Sites

(This assumes a WordPress.org site not one on Wordress.com hosting.) Placing your username and password in the database of third party sites is not very good. If the account provided is the WordPress administrator account, then that means credentials for the most important account are potentially exposed. The password is going to be kept in… Continue reading Posting To Your WP From Foreign Sites

WordPress Admins Under Attack

Apparently someone out there is trying to brute force WordPress admin account passwords. Of course, older installers set the administrator username to the same account name: admin. Since this brute force is targeting that account name, WordPress blog owners are being advised to make sure to rename that account.