Yesterday I worked from home for the afternoon so I could pick up my new computer – a Mac Mini server running OSX Lion (version 10.7). This is a first for me since I’m used to Windows laptops (and sometimes old laptops and desktops running UNIX). This post is about initial impressions as I’ve barely [...]
It looks like I’m in the clear with the hack, assuming WordPress 3.1.4 and the plugins I’m using are safe.
After thoroughly scrubbing the WordPress database, I think I’m ready for the next step, the scariest, which is to recreate the blog entirely with a brand new installation.
One of the problems that you inherit from running your own blog instead of paying someone else to maintain a blogging platform is that you occasionally come under attack from a hacker. There’s no telling whether this will be successful for them or not until it happens. The overall question is one of time, resources, [...]
The plugin I’d been using does not appear to create new users well. Existing logins should continue to work and will probably never log you out if you’ve already got a login created.
I am looking for a replacement but am pretty sure that should I find one, it may break existing logins via the [...]
Something about my blog is making a single space after any punctuation disappear when displayed on browsers. Â This is why the tag cloud stopped working properly and not word wrapping. Â But the spaces still exist in the original text in the editor window. WordPress? Or my theme? Hm.
Looks like it’s the theme. Weak.
Looks like all my Dreamhost-hosted MediaWiki databases are lost.
I’m looking for old backups but am not particularly hopeful.
I will create more wikis when I have a need but for now I’m just going to disable them all.
I’ve changed up my crossposting settings on my WordPress blog. It independently crossposts to both perigee.livejournal.com and perigee.dreamwidth.org under basic privacy options instead of publicly like the old crossposter plugin did. The plugin I’m using now is called JournalPress.
Hey folks, just an administrative note. I was trying out a Firefox/GMail plugin called Iconix Truemark on my GMail account (where I keep almost all messages of any note at all in the Inbox, not archived away anywhere), and it started downloading ALL of my email headers to try to ID forged headers.
This triggered [...]