I went to work on an “un-released” WordPress site of mine the other night and discovered that was displaying a blank page! It was displaying a title and summary of the site courtesy of the “WP Maintenance Mode” plugin. Turns out that this particular plugin has been handed over to a new maintainer and recently updated.

The recent update actually looks very good and the interface is a big improvement on how it used to look, however they removed all the original templates that were the reason I liked the plugin (which, being their project, is their prerogative).

In keeping with the Open Source spirit, I simply forked the code for the plugin and rolled it back to the last point before the templates were deleted. For anyone else that liked the old templates, feel free to grab the old version from GitHub here: Caffeinated-Maintenance-Mode.



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C:\Users\administrator.SERVER>net user /domain <actual username> | find “Account active”

Which will return one of the following results:

Unlocked: Account active               Yes
Locked:     Account active               Locked

Scary or exciting? A view of the not-too-distant future with social networking intertwined in every aspect of our lives, including the “gamification” of everyday tasks…


I had to install a local instance of MediaWiki this afternoon. After setting up a web server, downloading the latest version and completing the installation process all worked well except for the following two lines at the top of the browser:

Notice: A non well formed numeric value encountered in …includesCryptRand.php on line 382
Notice: A non well formed numeric value encountered in …includesCryptRand.php on line 383


Change line 285 from:

$bytes .= $iv;


$buffer .= $iv;

Then I had to logout, clear my cache, then all was fine. I’ll update here if I find out more details about the exact causes of this error/bug.

Apparently, this list has been around for awhile but it’s the first time that I have heard of it. It’s a huge list of Network Monitoring Tools maintained by the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

This list is exhaustive to say the least, as well as exhausting if you were to go through and investigate every item on the list…

So, here it is: SLAC’s behemoth list of network monitoring tools

[found via The Nubby Admin]

[quote]”Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”[/quote]

-Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement speech, June 2005