Use sftp instead.
Using key pairs.
Actually very cool video for House of Cards.
Time to upgrade to WP 2.6.
Beautiful free calligraphic font.
Objective C and C analysis tool that lives as a plugin in Apple’s Xcode. Not just bug catching but security issue fixing (null derefs, double frees, bad pointer refs)
Automatic speech recognition and indexing for political speeches. I think Charlie is overplaying it a little but it’s a promising technology.
Substituting anonymous unique identifiers for user ids and IP addresses should be standard practice when the data goes INTO the database, kids.
On the importance of scanning for hardcoded passwords and backdoors.
Didn’t work for me. Your mileage may vary.
The strategic four reserve is at risk. Jonathan Hoefler points out this is an issue with frequency distributions…
On the to do list.
Seriously. Stop looking. And certainly don’t click this link.
Day: July 15, 2008
iPhone SalesForce app: free, but access = $
A quickie I left out of my original iPhone app roundup: I wasn’t able to get the mobile SalesForce client working. The reason is, in retrospect, unsurprising: our company doesn’t have an “unlimited” SalesForce license, and customers on cheaper plans will be nickeled and dimed to use the app.
It’s good to see that some nasty business models are going to survive on the iPhone platform. So is my response: the SalesForce app is deleted.
Basement update: bookcases are in
A quick update on our basement project: it looks like we’ll make our deadline. The picture to the right shows a stage in the completion of the project, with the Bestå bookcases mostly assembled and the Flor carpet in.
I was able to finish the carpet with about an hours’ worth of work on Sunday. I was pleased with how well it came together and how solid it seems now that it’s settled in for 48 hours. Oh yes–and it’s bright too! Hoo boy. But it works in the otherwise slightly dark basement room, and helps set it aside as a “family” room as opposed to our more formal spaces.
The bookshelves were pretty straightforward too, though assembling three sets of shelves takes a little time. They’re cam-locked standard Ikea frames, just like a Pax closet or Akurum kitchen cabinet, or just about any other flat pack furniture, so the timely part is in leveling them so that the doors will line up properly, and in securing them to the wall. I was luck and hit studs going into four out of the six locations that were recommended as anti-topple points, so between that and the fact that the frames were screwed together I think we’re in business.
Since the picture was taken, I’ve finished hanging the glass doors on the front of the cabinets and have begun loading in the contents, which will take a while. I’ll post one more update when the shelves are all loaded in.
WordPress 2.6 upgrade–fixing a login problem
This blog is now running WordPress 2.6. This was the first WordPress update I had done since moving to the platform, and I thought I’d share a few pointers:
- Follow the extended directions, particularly the ones about backing up your installation and deactivating plugins.
- You may see references to a plugin for automatic updates. No offense to the developer, but it really is beta. It didn’t work for my upgrade to 2.6.
- After doing the upgrade, clear your cookies or you may not be able to log into your control panel.
I thought I had done step #3 but I hadn’t. When I couldn’t log in, I had a moment of panic, and ended up rolling back my whole site to last night’s backup with help from Erin at Weblogger. Repeating the process with a cooler head resolved the issue.