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  1. Disabling Wordpress

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    Today is the day!

    I've been working for several months to complete the transition off of Wordpress. After making a flurry of updates today, I decided now was as good a time as ever to finally pull the trigger.

    This site started on Wordpress in 2007. Over the years, I've …

  2. Here Comes Git

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    Pinterest In January of 2016, I joined Facebook and had to make the switch from git to hg. To be honest, I wasn't really some sort of zen master of git, but it didn't take me long to completely forget everything I knew about it.

    Now that I've moved on to …

  3. Welcome... Again

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    I've been out of pocket for a while and really have neglected this site. So, as goofy as these things sound, I'm making it a personal goal to contribute more regularly to slaptijack.com in 2022.

    I somehow managed to lose my old copy of the markdown I used to …

  4. Geeky Goals for 2016

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    The new year is finally upon us. Traditionally, I have not been one to make New Year's Resolutions. This year, I decided that rather than a list of resolutions, I would create a list of goals. These are things I would like to achieve over the next year. In other …

  5. Post-Panda Experiment Notes

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    Google logo I stumbled across some notes I took in 2011 after Google introduce their Panda update. This update really hit slaptijack.com hard, and I was looking for a way to recover. To put things in perspective, this site saw a 35% decrease in traffic after the Panda update.

    What makes …

  6. Outdated Updates Have Been Removed

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    There are two sections of this site that I stopped maintaining years ago: Security Updates and Tech Messages. None of the pages have ever been that popular and they were really only useful if you were following the site in near real-time. Since no one does that and most folks …

  7. Open Registration Has Been Closed

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    As you might be aware, WordPress 3.0.2 has been released to fix a specific security vulnerability. This vulnerability required an attacker to have author-level privileges on a WordPress installation. This has led to a rash of new Slaptijack users to be created with the hopes of gaining author-level …

  8. How to Reset Your Amazon Kindle

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    Sometimes your wonderful Amazon Kindle may get hung and need a little help. How to go about issuing a hard or soft reset depends on which version of the Kindle you have.

    Kindle 1 (K1)

    Soft Reset: Hold down Alt-Shift-R

    Hard Reset: Remove the back cover and insert a paperclip …

  9. Data Center Power Outage

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    Slaptijack was offline for 2.5 hours today when the data center with our server in it experienced a power outage. Apparently, the roof started leaking during a heavy rain storm and water dropped directly on a panel controlling the UPS. This caused the UPS to shutdown, and it took …

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