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WordPress 5.5

Just upgraded Perishable Press to WP 5.5. So far so good..

Wow great support

LOL @ “weekly” support: “Your request has been received and will be reviewed soon. Neil (your support guy) checks support requests weekly. Rest assured we’ll get to it!” — Gotta be kidding with this.

BoTW

After several days of work, finally taking a break. If anyone needs me, I’ll be in Zora’s Domain, working thru Mah Eliya shrine.

Words of wisdom

Never ever call the client a useless idiot. Even if it’s true.

Feedburner alternatives

Inevitable that Google shuts down Feedburner. Maybe this year? Who knows. Here is a nice summary plus alternatives.

Marvel and wonder

There is no way that Marvel can serve up anything better than what they’ve already done with Infinity saga/Endgame. Knowhere to go but down, sadly.

Search launchpad

I built a new search launchpad to make my life easier. So I can search multiple engines quickly and easily.

Plugin Updates!

Updating all muh plugins for WP 5.5 imminent release! Wut August :)

Book updates!

Book updates complete! DigWP, .htaccess, Tao-WP, and WP Themes books all updated and current with all the latest.

Own your own

Stop giving so much juice to social media. Get a site and OWN your content.

Finder column width

I would give my left testicle for macOS Finder to remember column widths.

Longest word

The chemical name for titin (the largest known protein) has 189,819 characters and takes several hours to pronounce.

Book updates

Working on book updates, should be available for download sometime next week.

iCloud

iCloud is like the Terminator. It will never stop trying to get your data. An endless fight on each Apple device to keep iCloud disabled and empty.

Screenshots with Firefox

Take a screenshot with Firefox (no extension required). Open Developer Tools Settings and enable the “Take a screenshot” button. Then click the button :)

Screenshots with Chrome

Take a screenshot with Chrome (no extension required). Open DevTools, type Cmd + Shift + P, then type screenshot.

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Perishable Press is operated by Jeff Starr, a professional web developer and book author with two decades of experience. Here you will find posts about web development, WordPress, security, and more »
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Thoughts
Air finally clearing here in WA. Feeling grateful to breathe again. #oxygenmatters
Past week here in WA state has been hellish. So much smoke, like living in a chimney.
Now in September, I’m where I wanted to be in March.
Spent some time updating my article on unsafe characters, once again current with latest IETF specification.
Just realized that “Neo” is an anagram for “One”. As in, “he is the One” (The Matrix).
To get VLC app to load all songs (including subfolders), go to Preferences ▸ Show All ▸ Playlist ▸ Subdirectory behavior ▸ Expand.
Switching from PhotoShop to Affinity Photo is one of the most liberating work-related things I've done in 20 years.
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