Month: February 2016

Just random stuff - Nothing to see here - Move along...

I/O Wait Time Issues

Filesystem Wait I/O Problems

Wait I/O issues are caused by various issues with the environment and identifying first what  is the leading cause of the problem is the first step to isolating the primary problem.  You’ll probably identify other issues and uncover some major problems elsewhere as well. Where to Start!? Checking resources where typical background processes scheduled to run…
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WordPress Update Ping Notifications

When you publish a new post, WordPress will try and “ping” other sites.  This tells those sites that there’s something new going on and you should come and check it out.  I’ve written about this before on why it’s good to ping the search engines.   http://api.feedster.com/ping http://api.moreover.com/RPC2 http://api.moreover.com/ping http://api.my.yahoo.co.jp/RPC2 http://audiorpc.weblogs.com/RPC2 http://blo.gs/ping.php http://blog.goo.ne.jp/XMLRPC http://blog.with2.net/ping.php http://bloglines.com/ping…
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WordPress Comment Blacklist

There’s probably a better and more complete source for this, but I’m posting what I use. Go to your Dashboard –> Settings –> Discussion –> Comment Blacklist and add the list below.  It’s pretty aggressive, so if you care about comments in general, this may be too strict for your site.   _border _coupon _htm…
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