The Business of WordPress

I was invited by Mike Shinkle to participate on a couple of panels this Wednesday at The Business of WordPress conference. I'll be participating in two sessions: Operations: Support, Maintenance, Disaster Recovery, and Scaling This is a technical-oriented session targeting backups, security, and other technical concerns of a business WordPress site. I'll be there to …

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Subversion dependencies on cPanel servers using Yum

If you're ever had to manage a cPanel server, you've probably had a request from a customer to install Subversion, and you probably tried the Yum package manager to install it. root@server [~]# yum install subversion Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * addons: mirror.cogentco.com * extras: yum.singlehop.com Excluding Packages in global …

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Yum Transaction Check Errors

A client tried to update his CentOS installation on his virtual server by running “yum update” and got the following error: Transaction Check Error: file /usr/share/X11/XKeysymDB from install of libX11-1.0.3-11.el5 conflicts with file from package libX11-1.0.3-9.el5 file /usr/include/popt.h from install of popt-1.10.2.3-18.el5 conflicts with file from package popt-1.10.2-48.el5 The quick and easy fix is to …

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Peripheral Vision

When driving in Atlanta, it is safe to assume that the person operating the vehicle in the lane next to you is visually handicapped and has absolutely no peripheral vision. Furthermore, it is also safe to assume that this person will completely avoid compensating for this handicap…such as using side-view mirrors or looking left/right before …

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