Archive for 2009

Closing out the Decade

December 31st, 2009 11:42am No comments

As the decade comes to a close, here is a quick recap of whatever. We’ve come a long way, considering I had dialup internet until 2001 and analog cable until 2005. These are in no particular order and are completely random. I didn’t cover everything and may have missed stuff. I apologize for this book of a post.

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Come on, WordPress…

December 31st, 2009 10:51am No comments

You know what really pisses me off sometimes? WordPress. Never use the schedule post feature – it’s a useless piece of shit. WordPress allows you to write a draft blog entry and then schedule it to publish at a later date. Every time I do this, it always misses the schedule and then I struggle severely to get it published because it keeps scheduling it. Well maybe I don’t want it scheduled you stupid bitch, I just want it live. I set my end of the decade ramble to publish at 8AM and was supposed to wake up with it here. Instead it’s being a shithead and now I can’t get it published. This also happens on another WordPress blog I maintain. Could be a server setting, but it’s poorly documented. Fix your shit.

Edit. Okay so I Googled this a little bit. Seems like what happens is that WordPress runs a cron (automation) job. There’s a setting in wp-includes/cron.php where it checks every .01 seconds, so if the server is a slow piece of crap and can’t keep up, it misses it. I set it to check less frequently and that might work.

$cron_url = get_option( 'siteurl' ) . '/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron';
wp_remote_post( $cron_url, array('timeout' => 0.01, 'blocking' => false, 'sslverify' => apply_filters('https_local_ssl_verify', true)) );

$cron_url = get_option( 'siteurl' ) . '/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron';
wp_remote_post( $cron_url, array('timeout' => 20, 'blocking' => false, 'sslverify' => apply_filters('https_local_ssl_verify', true)) );

A post (the decade recap) is scheduled for 11:45AM EST. It better work.

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Absolutely Useless Update

December 31st, 2009 1:30am No comments

I was sitting in bed yesterday and something really pissed me off. I had some epic rant about something, and kept thinking to myself how awesome of a blog post it would make -but I can’t remember now… So whatever. I’ll be closing out the decade later on today, so look for another update.

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