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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 …
In January of 2016, I joined Facebook and had to make the switch from
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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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