“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.”
“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?”
“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.”
“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.
“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?”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”