Media Library permission checks in WordPress

If permissions to ~/uploads/ are not set correctly (or was modified in some manner), deleting media will only delete database references (item(s) will disappear from the Media Library view) but the actual files are not deleted. However, when uploading media, permission errors are displayed. This seems to be the the default behavior. When was the […]

IP range vs. single IP

If you’re running Squid instances that you share with friends and family (for content filtering, etc…), remember to pay attention to using a combination of IP ranges and single IP address entries with ACLs. Else, your going to be allowing your instances to be open proxies. And that’s not good. Remind yourself to tail access_log […]

The need to stay humble

Life requires taking risks, is full of unexpected turns, uncertainty of situations and black swans, as @nntaleb would point out. Working as a warehouse & driver’s helper for a luggage company has been a learning & rewarding experience. The opportunity to interact with shop owners who share valuable insight to small business survival is priceless. […]

Twitter suspended my account

It’s been two days since Twitter decided to suspend my account. Still waiting for an email from them explaining exactly what i violated in their Terms of Service. I re-tweet a lot of posts by Japanese photographers/models, for the most part. I believe they permanently suspended @danskoya because in my first inquiry, i mentioned “snowflake” […]

@vultr, SSH tunneling & jump host

I’ve got a few @vultr instances that have Squid listening for connections that I also use to tunnel through my local machine’s HTTP/HTTPS traffic. In the example config below, Piscataway is the “jump host” to Frankfurt & Tokyo Remember to modify the “username”, “ip address” & “port” values accordingly. Also, I’m assuming you already have […]