next time my WordPress looks somehow damaged or corrupt: get the backups over to my NAS immediately

A week later of the relevant sane backups already got removed. This is, where my backups get stored in my home directory on my provider’s host: …/wp/wp-content/uploads/backwpup-*-backups/ On my NAS in the “right” directory I already left a README with the rsync instructions. Last time (when an insane plugin removed lots of categories from articles)… Continue reading next time my WordPress looks somehow damaged or corrupt: get the backups over to my NAS immediately

I let “Git Gui” AKA git-gui (on cygwin) “Compress Database”, and the database was corrupt then

https://git-scm.com/docs/git-gui The differences between the master and the local copy were not big enough, so I resorted to re-cloning: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8271263/repair-corrupted-git-repository – I actually followed Niel de Wet’s advice (https://stackoverflow.com/users/297331/niel-de-wet) and “I simply replaced the .git folder in the broken repo with the one I recloned“

EPubSoft.com: How to convert Kindle EBooks (into DRM-free Kindle EBooks)

https://www.epubsoft.com/how-to-convert-kindle-ebooks.html CAVEAT: they tell you, which (version of) “Kindle for PC” resp. “Kindle for Mac” to use, actually they even provide you with exactly that version. and they tell you to not update your “Kindle for …” CAVEAT: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calibre_(software) – software like calibre has to do the kindle2epub task – but calibre will only (?) start… Continue reading EPubSoft.com: How to convert Kindle EBooks (into DRM-free Kindle EBooks)

WordPress 4.9 and its “Press This” plugin and bookmarklet (version 1.1.*)

https://wordpress.org/plugins/press-this https://github.com/WordPress/press-this/releases/tag/1.1.1 – “Restored Bookmarklet” (that’s what the Git tag note says) https://github.com/WordPress/press-this/releases/tag/1.1.0 – “Restored Bookmarklet” (that’s what the Git tag note says) https://wordpress.org/support/topic/the-transition-1-1-0-1-1-1-makes-me-happy-again/ – I posted this to express my gratitude (not sure, this will help anybody) WordPress 4.9 removed the bookmarklet functionality of “Press This“. That caused a lot of frustration and anger and fuzz. That’s… Continue reading WordPress 4.9 and its “Press This” plugin and bookmarklet (version 1.1.*)

WordPress and “Press This Restored!” (obsolete!!!)

https://wordpress.org/plugins/press-this/ – 2017-11-29: version 1.1.1 seems to re-establish all the old and expected bookmarklet functionality – I guess this makes lots of people happy again https://wordpress.org/support/topic/the-transition-1-1-0-1-1-1-makes-me-happy-again/ – I posted this to express my gratitude (not sure, this will help anybody) As of 2017-11-29 outdated information: https://woodalldesign.net/press-this-restored/ After upgrading my WordPress installation to 4.9, the “Press This!” bookmarklets… Continue reading WordPress and “Press This Restored!” (obsolete!!!)

in the middle of upgrading my WordPress installation I exceeded my disk quota and I only saw “HTTP ERROR 500” from then on

I got my friendly provider to increase my disk quota by “a little” for a couple of days – actually I was granted 300M for like 3 days https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/how-to-fix-the-500-internal-server-error-on-your-wordpress-website – following this web page I moved the wp-admin and wp-includes from a fresh version of WordPress to my installation directory (actually after moving my old ones… Continue reading in the middle of upgrading my WordPress installation I exceeded my disk quota and I only saw “HTTP ERROR 500” from then on

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extract timestamp from a gzip file

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/79543/extract-timestamp-from-a-gzip-file/79546 http://www.forensicswiki.org/wiki/Gzip Try this: $ <foo.gz dd bs=4 skip=1 count=1 | od -t d4 0000000 1036139973 0000004 # with extended versions of dd resp. od: $ <foo.gz dd bs=4 skip=1 count=1 status=none | od —format=d4 –address-radix=n 1036139973 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_epoch – this is what the given command line shows you (actually with offsets around) How to display a… Continue reading extract timestamp from a gzip file