Switching WordPress redirection plugins

I have been using the Simple URLs plugin for as long as I can remember needing a redirection plugin until recently. I logged into one of the sites I manage and noticed that the sidebar in the dashboard looked a little different because the Simple URL link had changed to Lasso Lite / Simple URLs. …

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Systm.host… and end of an era.

Yesterday marked a big day when it comes to the services that I have provided for years, I finally notified all of my hosted clients that I am getting out of the hosting service to free up some time for myself and concentrate on other areas. This was a hard email to send out as …

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Upgrade Redis to 6.x on Ubuntu 20.04

Redis - Logo

I was looking to upgrade Redis from 5.x to the new stable 6.x release on Ubuntu Redis and at this time Redis that is in the apt source will not allow you to get to the 6.x branch. In order to upgrade to 6.x you will need to add the official beta apt source by …

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Ubiquiti G3 Instant Camera Setup

Ubiquiti G3 Instant

I recently was able to grab a couple of Ubiquiti G3 Instant Cameras… and then I couldn’t stop myself from getting a handful more (6 in total now). I have been dabbling for a while with getting cameras set up in order to have some home security to monitor the various entrances to the house, …

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Migrating content

While you might have thought from the topic of this post, that it was likely going to be a how-to about migrating content from WordPress site to another you are not entirely correct. While I am planning on some content migration over the coming weeks I am not planning (yet) on creating a how-to on …

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Revisiting ValetPress


I was chatting with my co-worker Adrian the other day about some code that he was working on, and it got me in the mood to revisit some of my old ValetPress code. I haven’t really gotten into much coding over the last couple of years as my role has not really called for it, …

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WordPress 5.9.1 Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.9.1 is now available! This maintenance release features 82 bug fixes in both Core and the block editor. WordPress 5.9.1 is simply a maintenance release, the next major release will be WordPress 6.0. I went ahead and updated all of my sites, as well as clients’ sites and everything seems to be working as expected. You …

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Enabling comments?

For the past couple of years on all of my sites, I have had comments disabled. I disabled comments for a handful of reasons, such as but not limited to the following: Spammers Trolls Time The biggest ones are the spammers and trolls that just post about viagra or want to try to prove that …

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Ubiquiti Protect

In my previous post, I mentioned how I upgraded my home network with the Ubiquiti Ultimate Dream Machine Pro, which while I know it was just installed I am really enjoying the speed and stability that it has brought so far. The Ubiquiti Ultimate Dream Machine Pro also has the ability to make use of …

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Ubiquiti Dream Machine Pro Upgrade

Ultimate Dream Machine Pro

In a previous post, I had mentioned how my internet had been “upgraded” by Xfinity and how to install speediest-cli on the Ubiquiti USG Pro 4 in order to get some speed test results. Since dealing with that issue I took a look at my networking setup and what upgrades could be made to not …

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