I noticed something very odd in my blog logs today: Lots of requests for things I never wrote! I was getting hundreds of requests for "Christiano Ronaldo 2012 Boots" and other nonsense. A quick search revealed hundreds of links to my site promoting wallpaper images that I don't host, all running through a disused Wordpress plugin. I deleted the file, and couldn't find any hack … [Read more...] about Is the WordPress SEO-Slugs Plugin Hacked Or What?
I've used SlideShare for a while, and enjoy embedding the viewer into blog posts about my conference presentations. But lately I've noticed weird behavior in the WordPress editor and set out to determine what was going on. It appears that SlideShare is injecting a tracking code from "ScoreCard Research" when their slideshow embed code is used. This would be bad enough on its … [Read more...] about SlideShare Embed Injects ScoreCard “Market Research” Junk
This regular series features highlights from the week. It was another big one for me, with my Network Computing writing gig starting up, the announcement of my Storage for Server Virtualization seminar series, and the finalization of Tech Field Day for February. Things I wrote I kicked off my new Network Computing column with this one: Ethernet Has A Goldilocks Problem … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, January 14, 2011
I'm loving the Woo theme for this blog, and especially love that they integrated the cool TimThumb script to automatically resize thumbnails for the main page. But everything stopped working when I added TanTan's Wordpress-S3 plugin to store my images on Amazon's servers. Luckily, I found a fix! The first step was upgrading Woo's version of TimThumb.php. I downloaded the … [Read more...] about How To Make TimThumb Play Nicely With TanTan’s WordPress S3 Plugin