How to perform a traceroute

Traceroute is a common diagnostic tool for displaying the route and measuring any delayed packets across a network. The traceroute command is available by default on almost all modern operating systems, and for ones that it is not included on by default, it is usually simple to go about installing it. Usage Windows Click on the Start …

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lsusb on macOS

For anyone that is using/has used Linux you are likely already familiar with lsusb, which is missing on macOS. Well, you are in luck as there is a bash script available on Github that can be installed via Homebrew. To get it installed you need to run the following commands and its as easy as …

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Thinking of starting a vlog

With my current position that I hold over here at Kinsta, part of my job is helping to train the sales team about WordPress, as well as keeping them updated on the ever-changing ecosystem surrounding it. With that being said I have created a handful of tutorials for them to watch when I can not …

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WordPress 5.8.3 Security Release

WordPress 5.8.3 is a security update that addresses some recently discovered vulnerabilities as shown below. Props to Karim El Ouerghemmi and Simon Scannell of SonarSource for disclosing an issue with stored XSS through post slugs. Props to Simon Scannell of SonarSource for reporting an issue with Object injection in some multisite installations. Props to ngocnb and khuyenn from GiaoHangTietKiem JSC for …

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Changing up the site focus, a little.

While the site will continue to mainly contain posts about WordPress I am wanting to branch out a bit more with posts that encompass other technical aspects such as Linux and macOS. These new posts will likely pertain to maintaining server for web hosting, but in some cases may branch out with out with other …

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Setting up Lancache on Ubuntu 20.04

With the recent upgrade to Fortnite, I saw that the bandwidth at the house was being saturated with these 17GB updates going to 3 different Playstations. With that being said I started to think there had to be a way to set up a local report, or a cache to serve all the updates/installs to save not only bandwidth but also …

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The hidden network quality tool in macOS Monterey

Usage It seems that Apple has quietly added a new tool in macOS Monterey for measuring your device’s Internet connectivity quality. You can access this tool via the terminal on your computer. To do so you would simply type networkQuality in the terminal prompt to execute the utility. Running the networkQuality command will provide the …

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Scam: DMCA Copyright Infringement Notification Email

Per my usual morning routine when I get up, I spend a few minutes on my phone. The first thing I always do is check over the notifications that came in while I was sleeping, reply as needed. After that as a habit I update all the apps on my phone that need updating, and while that is happening I check my email.

The other morning while checking the email I noticed a new contact form had been submitted on my Home Owners Association site that I handle the IT side of things. Normally most of the emails that come in are neighbors inquiring about the HOA dues, events in the neighborhood, or once and a while a general question or complaint.

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Optimize images for WordPress

When it comes to optimizing your site there are a few things that should be done, in my book the first is properly optimizing the images that you upload to your site. I always stick with the mentality that I am my site(s), pages, or posts for someone that is on a 3G connection or …

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Using WP-CLI to maintain multiple sites over SSH

Not all hosts provide a simple way to update WordPress Core, Plugins, or Themes within their control panel so that leaves you logging in to each WordPress install one by one to push updates (Of course you can enable auto-updates in WordPress these days). There is another way of going about this if you like to have a little more control, and that is by using WP-CLI. WP-CLI allows for you to create a config.yaml file in the /User/home/username/.wp-cli/ directory on your computer that has WP-CLI installed.

The process of setting this up is pretty straightforward, first, you want to make sure for ease of use you push out your SSH key to each site/server that you will be connecting to else you are stuck typing in the password for each site which kind of defeats the purpose of this setup. I won’t explain this process as there are many walkthroughs out there that can help you get this going if you are unfamiliar, I even wrote a bash script to help with this process.

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