Turn Your MacBook Pro Into Kitt From Knight Rider, Compute Like David Hasselhoff.
I finally see the point.
Despite previous posts advocating the indieweb, sadly I need to trim down my WordPress plugin experience. This is mainly to seeing a lot more traffic on my site recently, and not having the time or resources to optimise the plugin code running on my virtual server. I found that the number of plugins in my site (around 48) was really starting to hamper performance.
So it’s with regret that I step out of the indieweb sharing platform, by removing all associated plugins from my WordPress. Despite being in full agreement with the indieweb mantra, of owning one’s own data, I do find some satisfaction and convenience of using WordPress.com‘s own tools to do the same job now. To some extent, they have embraced providing a richer, more social experience through WordPress sites – whether hosted by them, or by “us”.
My only regret is that I couldn’t contribute to the project, the principles of which I wholly believe in and support – if only on an intellectual level.
Good luck Indieweb!
A 100% functional desktop environment, that’s way more flexible than macOS or Windows, more secure, more resource-efficient, faster, cleaner, less obtrusive, quicker to navigate, more economic keyboard shortcuts to navigate, and (IMHO) better on the eye too.
Which all matters when you spend whole days looking at code.
Some time back, I wrote a post listing the steps required to migrate passwords stored in Chrome to Firefox.
That post was a bit convoluted, so this post is hopefully an improvement! My intention is to make this process as simple, and reliable, as possible. To succeed, you will need:
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In the option that is highlighted, Select Enabled and then Relaunch.
When pasting, you may be prompted to select the data format. Select “Unformatted Text” in the list and click OK. We are ok with overwriting other cell contents, so “OK” that.
Delete the leading ” and trailing “,,,,,, from that line.
Secondly, do a Find/Replace on double-commas (,,) making them ,””, (with two quotes inserted) instead. You may need to perform this Find/Replace twice. Now save the file again.
I’ve had SSL available on my site for some time using startssl, but as the certificate was expiring and requires manual renewal, I though it was time to try out letsencrypt. I’m a huge fan of the idea of letsencrypt, which is trying to bring free SSL encryption to the whole of the internet, in particular all the smaller sites who might not have the expertise to roll out SSL or where a cost might be restrictive.
There are a lot of scripts for powering letsencrypt, but getssl looked the best fit for my use case as I just wanted a simple script to generate certificates, not manage apache configs or anything else. It seems to do a pretty good job so far. I swapped over the certificates to the newly generated ones and it seems pretty smooth sailing.