Tag: Geek

Best Websites for Searching Star Alliance Award Availability

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Looking to book an award flight on a Star Alliance carrier? These are the best websites to use to find availability. The short answer is that ANA is the most accurate for figuring out availability if a little hard to read. Then comes Air Canada. The United site unfortunately often shows phantom awards that don’t…

Fixing WordPress crashes on DigitalOcean Droplet

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OK I get this about three weeks or so on our new DigitalOcean Droplet running WordPress. The good news is the JetPack does inform you when it dies. TL;dr If you have your WordPress created with the one-click Droplet under DigitalOcean it works great except that there is no swapfile, so with a 1GB RAM…

What’s all this then about MacBook Pro and their cons

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Mark sent me a note from some random person about how MacBook Pro’s are the stepchildren of the Apple world. The complaints which I’ve heard quite a bit come down to: The keyboard isn’t great. The updates have been slow. It doesn’t have enough ports with only USB C. I’ll be a little contrarian about…

Update on sunglasses Julbo Aero Pro Zebra Light now the Julbo Aero Segment

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Well, I’ve really loved the Julbo Aero Pro with photochromic lenses. I got them for $105 on Amazon which I now realize was an incredible deal from Backcountry as a closeout. Sad to say. But the aero pro with zebra light is really good. I got the ones which were Zebra Light lenses category 1-3…

How to Increase Media File Maximum Upload Size in WordPress and managing upload sizes

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Wow WordPress is so complicated, there are a zillion different ways to change the maximum image upload size. With WordPress 5.x single site, while you can edit the maximum file size in wp-config.php, the easier way is to use a plugin that sets it called brilliantly, upload-max-file-size With Multisite WordPress 5.x, this again moved, but…

Network Subsite User Registration – WordPress plugin | WordPress.org

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Multisite WordPress is a little strange on registrations of users for commenting. Basically, the default is that you register only at the top level. That is there is a user that works across the entire network. You enable this in the Network Admin/Settings/Network Settings/Registration Settings. But then you need to add a plugin that let’s…

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