As part of the ongoing efforts to secure the site, I’ve updated the PHP version and moved to an updated database. Everything seems to be working. Please let me know if you find anything that I broke.
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How loathsome are hackers? Even when they’re not directly attacking my site, they exploit code for any vulnerablities. Any code base not actively being supported is considered too dangerous to use. So apparently my previous blog theme used some PHP code calls restricted to version 5.2. So when my host stopped providing support for 5.2, …
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I thought I had my problems solved earlier, but some new ones popped up. I think I’ve gotten a handle on things now. Essentially, I’ve reinstalled the latest version of WordPress. Again, let me know if you experience any problems. Thanks for your patience.
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I apologize if you’ve had any problems with the site lately. There have been a few technical problems with the site I’ve had to fix. WordPress has been so reliable that I sometimes forget all the times I had to fight with the old content management system. It’s almost shocking when it does have problems …
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I’ve known Bill Harris of Dubious Quality for a long time even though it’s been years since we’ve seen each other. A while back after he kept recommending books, I set up a simple Amazon astore for him to show him how easy it was. He didn’t want to deal with it. He told me …
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I’ve got several long drafts for articles that I’m working on for this site. The problem is that the site isn’t getting updated very often. I’m pledging to write more blurbs, quick impressions, news bits, history facts and even screenshots to keep the site fresh and reward people who check in on regular basis. I …
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Sorry for the lack of updates. We’ve started some remodeling for our house. I didn’t realize how disruptive and consuming the process would be. I hope to get back to regular updates soon. Just to be clear, it’s just my house that’s being worked on. I’m afraid improvements to the site might need new management.
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Some of you may have noticed that news.talkstrategy.com is down again. It’s been hacked twice in the last three months. I’ve been working on trying to convert the data to a more secure content management system. Thus far I’ve failed. I can’t really leave it up as a virus risk to people who wander by. …
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If things have been a bit sparse around here, it’s because I’ve been working behind the scenes. My hosting provider is disabling legacy database support. So I have to make sure all my information is in the current database format. The plus side is that they’ve enabled larger databases. That should mean less trouble in …
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