Just in case anybody was using Twitter to follow my blog: As of today, the API I was using to post to Twitter is no longer available. So my blog posts won't be shared there automatically any more. If you are in the Fediverse you can follow @email@example.com. Alternatively various rss feeds are available and … Continue reading I’m leaving Twitter
I have been using the SyntaxHighlighter Evolved WordPress plugin by Alex Mills for several years. Today I wanted to look up something on the plugin's homepage and was wondering why there are so many spam comments. Turned out that Alex passed away 4 years ago. He died of Leukemia. I didn't know Alex but it's … Continue reading RIP Alex Mills
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:firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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 Unfortunately this plugin seems to be outdated and also has a bug that with the current PHP version results in an error/warning message if the post does not … Continue reading Mastodon Autopost Plugin for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
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?
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
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 email@example.com *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
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
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.