Month

October 2020


PSA: Brute force attacks on WordPress were regularly spinning up enough instances of PHP-FPM to bring my server to its knees. Protecting wp-login.php, wp-admin and xmlrpc.php (via .htaccess) has virtually eliminated this problem. It’s now part of my process for all new WP sites.

Posted on October 20, 2020

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Looking at yesterday’s iPhone 12 announcement, I would have been more excited about the return of TouchID than I am about them adding 5G radios. The iPhone 12 mini looks nice, though.

Posted on October 14, 2020

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To their credit, the support people were very easy to work with. I explained the situation and they removed the listing immediately with no hassle whatsoever.

Posted on October 8, 2020

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Since Afternic is the source for “premium” domains on GoDaddy, NameCheap, etc., basically anyone could have bought my domain, I guess. I mean an extra $25k in my pocket would be nice, but that wouldn’t even begin to compensate me for all the changes that would be required.

Posted on October 8, 2020

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So today I discovered my company’s domain was listed for sale on Afternic for $25,000. The thing is, I didn’t list it. I don’t *think* the domain would have been transferred if it were purchased, but it’s still sort of scary that apparently anyone can apparently list any domain.

Posted on October 8, 2020

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I’m writing a requirements document for a contractor that includes flow charts and enough detail that at this point I feel like the feature could almost write itself.

Posted on October 7, 2020

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