I added the ActivityPub plugin to my WordPress installation a while ago and was wondering why it didn't seem to work. Today I discovered an ActivtyPub warning on the Site Health Status page saying ... Your WebFinger endpoint https://blog.dummzeuch.de/.well-known/webfinger?resource=acct:email@example.com does not return valid JSON for application/jrd+json. ... that suspiciously sounded like it might be the … Continue reading When the WordPress ActivtyPub plugin does not work for your site
New theme for blog.dummzeuch.de
I had to update the PHP version of my website and this broke the Suffusion theme I was using for the WordPress installation. Unfortunately Suffusion hasn't been supported by its author for a few years and even though I liked it a lot I can't afford the time needed for fixing the problem. So, here … Continue reading New theme for blog.dummzeuch.de
Mastodon Autopost Plugin for WordPress
There are several plugins for WordPress that allow to automatically create a new Mastodon toot (what a stupid name!) for each blog post. I'm using "Mastodon Autopost". Unfortunately this plugin seems to be outdated and also has a bug that with the current PHP version results in an error/warning message if the post does not … Continue reading Mastodon Autopost Plugin for WordPress
How secure is your WordPress installation?
I have been using WordPress for this blog for several years and always thought my setup was reasonably secure. Turns out that there is something called the WordPress REST API which allows to get quite a lot information about the installation without any security at all. E.g. https://blog.dummzeuch.de/wp-json/wp/v2/users used to show a list of all … Continue reading How secure is your WordPress installation?
Google✝ is dead
OK, most of you already knew that. I am writing this only because I will now stop posting there. Not just the automatic posts generated by this blog, but also my personal posts. G✝ (Picture taken from Jürgen Christoffel's G+ post.) I considered migrating my content from G ✝ to somewhere else (e.g. yet another … Continue reading Google✝ is dead
You can now follow me on Diaspora
Edit: I have deleted this account. Too many strange "discussions" there. I already have Twitter for that. I created an account on Pluspora (I'm firstname.lastname@example.org *1). If the WordPress plugin I just installed works as expected, all blog posts will be available there. And if I understand correctly how Diaspora works, it should be possible … Continue reading You can now follow me on Diaspora
New blog for more personal posts
I have posted only a very few personal articles here, but it always felt wrong to do that and I preferred to use Google+. Unfortunately Google decided to close down Google+, so I am forced to look for an alternative. Today I have set up a new blog for that purpose: blub.dummzeuch.de. I'll try that … Continue reading New blog for more personal posts
download.dummzeuch.de now also supports https
From now on, all *.dummzeuch.de subdomains are available via https. In particular that means download.dummzeuch.de (which contains all GExperts downloads) and my old home page www.dummzeuch.de. I have changed the download links for the two latests GExperts releases. I will probably not bother with the older ones.
List of my open source projects
Since I keep forgetting which project is hosted where, here is a list of all(?) my open source projects as of 2018-10-06 with links to the pages where they are being hosted. Most of them are written in Delphi with some Lazarus (for Windows) sprinkled in. My old homepage still lists other stuff, some of … Continue reading List of my open source projects
Impressum und Datenschutzerklärung
Und damit der Amtschimmel was zum Wiehern hat, gibt es jetzt rechts oben Links zum Impressum und zur Datenschutzerklärung. Bleibt zu hoffen, dass die jeweiligen Generatoren etwas erzeugt haben, was nicht abmahnfähig ist. Mir persönlich gefällt insbesondere die Datenschutzerklärung nicht, denn laut DSGVO soll sie leicht verständlich sein, das was da drin steht, ist es … Continue reading Impressum und Datenschutzerklärung