WordPress 3.9 is Now Available

wordpress wWordPress 3.9 (code name “Smith”) is now available off the WordPress Website.

Unlike the recent WordPress 3.8.3 and 3.7.3 releases, 3.9 is a major release that will not be automatically downloaded and applied to your Web site. You will have to perform the upgrade yourself.

Also check to see if there are any limitations from your hosting provider for updating to WP 3.9. Continue reading

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IT Jungle: The Complete IBM i Incident Management Plan, Parts 1 and 2

itj-logoIT Jungle just posted the last chapter in my series on How to Create an Incident Management Plan for your IBM i configuration. This series covers the seven critical elements every IBM i incident management plan should include.

  1. What type of monitoring are you doing: Manual, automatic, or hybrid?
  2. What are you monitoring for?
  3. Call trees: Who should be alerted when a problem occurs?
  4. Call tree protocol: How do you contact responders?
  5. Redundancy: What happens if your response protocol breaks down?
  6. Who handles damage control and keeping users/management informed?
  7. Recovery: What happens after the problem is over?

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WordPress 3.8.3 and 3.7.3 Security Releases Now Available: Version 3.9 This Week?

wordpress wThe WordPress 3.8.3 security release is now available.

WordPress had released the 3.8.2 security release last week. But they found a bug in the QuickDraft feature that can make draft content accidentally disappear. 8.3.3 fixes the bug and may restore the missing draft content, if certain conditions are present on your site.

To fix the 8.3.2 bug, WordPress released 8.3.3. If you’re on auto-update, it may already be installed on your Web site. If you’re not on auto-update, you can get more information by clicking here.

Since WordPress released the same Quick Draft code in last week’s 3.7.2 release, there is also a new 3.7.3 release to address the issue in 3.7.2 installs.

There doesn’t appear to be any other features in 8.3.3 above the 8.3.2 release. Continue reading

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Becoming Anonymous When Viewing Other People’s LinkedIn Profiles

linkedin logoFor any number of professional, legal, personal, or other reasons, you may not want other LinkedIn users to know you are viewing their user profiles. Sometimes you just need to be an anonymous viewer.

The problem with being an anonymous viewer on LinkedIn is that by default, LinkedIn doesn’t configure your profile to be anonymous. LI sets up all profiles to report their LinkedIn user name and headline to every other user profile they have viewed, unless the viewing user has specified otherwise. LI shows this information in the viewed user’s LinkedIn notifications screen and on the Who’s viewed your profile screen. Continue reading

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How to Rearrange LinkedIn Profile Items with the Magic Up-Down Arrow

Linkedin logo with magnifying glassDid you know that you can sort and rearrange LinkedIn profile items on your LI profile screen?

All you have to do is use LinkedIn’s magic up-down arrow to drag & drop individual LI items and sections from one part of your profile to another.

The LinkedIn magic up-down arrow looks like this:

LinkedIn move up-down arrow

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Shortening a Tweet to Fit into 140 Characters

twitter iconWriting a tweet is like writing a good headline with a link. You need to grab readers’ interest, give them something of value, and encourage them to read more about the subject or reply. You also may want to include a #hashtag, a photo link, a designation such as RT or MT, or another user (or two’s) Twitter handles (such as @joehertvik).

And all you have to do is fit it into 140 characters. Sheesh.

To meet that challenge, here are six tips I use for shortening Tweets while still saying something interesting and encouraging people to open another link. I’ve included examples of how to use these techniques. Continue reading

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Community Post: List of IBM i Content Providers

digital contentThis post is an in-process centralized shared list of all organizations or individuals who provide content-specific information on the IBM i platform (no marketing-oriented pages, with the possible exception of IBM). Feel free to pull the information from this post into other posts to disseminate to the broader IBM i community.

Here the starter list of individuals and groups who provide information on the IBM i platform. (updated 4/6/14) Continue reading

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