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Article update

Spent some time updating my article on unsafe characters, once again current with latest IETF specification.

Neo

Just realized that “Neo” is an anagram for “One”. As in, “he is the One” (The Matrix).

VLC player tip

To get VLC app to load all songs (including subfolders), go to Preferences ▸ Show All ▸ Playlist ▸ Subdirectory behavior ▸ Expand.

Switching to Affinity Photo

Switching from PhotoShop to Affinity Photo is one of the most liberating work-related things I’ve done in 20 years.

Pro plugin updates

Finally got my collection of Pro WordPress plugins updated. Everything now better than ever and current with WP 5.5.

VLC media player

I heart VLC player, but its default random mode absolutely sucks for large music libraries. Update: improve VLC random mode.

Back on track

Air conditioner finally fixed. Now getting back on track with work and stuff.

Wake up

It’s not real buddy. Turn off the propaganda and think for yourself.

Internet outage maps

Something tells me these Internet outage tools will be very super useful for the next several months. Buckle up people.

Summer heat

Right in the middle of the August desert heatwave (temps above 100°F / 38°C), our air conditioner dies. Not getting much done while waiting for a fix. Just way too hot.

Google search results

Somehow the Google search results are less on target lately. Taking longer to find basic information.

Plesk updates

I feel like I deserve a hero badge for keeping Plesk updated to the latest version.

Inspiring details

This is an inspiring design for tutorial sites. So many cool little details. Gotta try that tty-player.

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.

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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
Watching. Waiting. Praying.
Got all of my free WordPress plugins updated for imminent WP 5.6 in early December. Pro plugin updates currently in the works.
7G Firewall now integrated into BBQ Firewall (free version). Pro version soon ;)
macOS Big Sur update complete. So far no crazy issues. Except TextEdit, which is completely screwed up and unusable. Replaced with free BBEdit.
Got so sick of macOS’ annoying “red dot” that I had to remove System Prefs from the dock. Come on Apple you can do better.
Beginning development of an Nginx version of 7G Firewall.
Happy Birthday to Perishable Press, celebrating 15 years online! :)
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