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  1. Gravatar profile photoDaniel Aleksandersen commented on
    How-to get Firefox to check for extension updates more often:

    “Assuming you’re just one version behind the stable release, I’d guess you probably haven’t started Firefox on this laptop in a little while? Maybe you opened Firefox before you’d established a wifi connection so the autoupdate checks failed? There are plenty of reasons why these checks may go wrong every now and then. Increasing the frequency of update checks, as suggested in the article, should help keep you up to date.”

  2. Gravatar profile photoSam Walton commented on
    How-to get Firefox to check for extension updates more often:

    “I just checked and was really surprised that Firefox on my laptop hadn't updated to the latest version of LastPass yet! Not that it had auto-updated to the latest version of Firefox either. Isn't autoupdate supposed to be hands-off and work in the background?”

  3. Gravatar profile photoDaniel Aleksandersen commented on
    Cache-Control plugin for WordPress:

    “No, you almost never need to include “Cache-Control: public”. The instances were you’d need it are so few and far between that you should just put it out of your mind. If you like to get a bit more involved in your headers, you can mark up your static assets as <a href="https://www.bjornjohansen.no/immutable-assets-wordpress" rel="nofollow">immutable</a>. This has to be done on your web server as WordPress doesn’t normally provide headers for assets external to itself.”

  4. Gravatar profile photoDaniel Aleksandersen commented on
    The allure of Textpattern: Why I never chose it as my CMS:

    “That is a valid criticism. It can be quite hard to find relevant images to some of the more abstract topics I write about. The feature image shouldn't cover the entire screen in any of the most commonly used browser-window-dimensions that visit the site.

    I’ve done A-B testing with and without the image and found that readers are far more likely to abandon the page immediately if I remove the image. I believe it’s because opening a page with just a giant wall of text can be quite off-putting.

    It’s also a design decision of course.”

  5. Gravatar profile photoAdamT commented on
    Cache-Control plugin for WordPress:

    “I set up a reverse proxy server to distribute load on my website. Only after an hour did I discover that nothing had been cached from WordPress! I foolishly believed that WordPress had some good default cache headers! The CacheControl plugin does what it says on the tin. After doubling the default cache durations, I was all set up!

    Do you know if I should add "public" to the Cache-control response?”

  6. Gravatar profile photoAnon commented on
    The allure of Textpattern: Why I never chose it as my CMS:

    “Speaking of "focusing on what's important", I've noticed that every time I view an article on this site, I first get a near screen full of a gigantic, only tangentially-relevent image and have to scroll past it just to get to the first line of actual article content. Seems to be common anymore. Feels like we're back to the days of website "intro" pages.”

  7. Gravatar profile photoVivaVivaldi commented on
    I’m disconnecting the Xbox Kinect:

    “Nowadays I only use it to log me in without typing in passwords and it pisses the hell out of me when it doesn't manage to do it, but it works most of the times. Voice commands are a no-no. I only get Xbox to understand about 30% of times (maybe it doesn't like my vampire accent?), so I just gave up.”

  8. Gravatar profile photoAkhil G commented on
    My experiences with purchasing Bitcoins using a credit card via Cex.io:

    “CEX.IO takes care of the information provided in a completely secured environment which is neither accessible to any third party nor shared intentionally. Also, all data is encrypted.

    Frankly speaking it wouldn't be wise to publish where and how data is stored causing it to invite infiltrators. But users may not worry as the security is foolproof.

    Regarding 2FA, I have checked the logs and there were no such error recorded, so either it could be the browser or an interruption in the internet connection which did not upload the page correctly.”

  9. Gravatar profile photoDaniel Aleksandersen commented on
    Fixing the Windows 10 Data usage report when it stops counting data:

    “To be fair, resetting Windows would have worked up until the point when you reinstalled MiWifi. People on the Internet give terrible advise.

    I’ve added MiWifi to the list!”

  10. Gravatar profile photoNarender commented on
    Fixing the Windows 10 Data usage report when it stops counting data:

    “Oops just uninstalled the Xiaomi network card and it is again starting to count data usage. So, maybe you can add it to the list as well? The setup program is – MiWifi, downloaded from miwifi.com

    Tried on 2 different systems. Usage record is working just the very moment I uninstalled. Thanks for this article and the clue. Nothing else on the internet advises anything other than resetting Windows.”

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