Trying to use existing tools (Broken Link Checker plugin) to replace shortened URLs in a …

Trying to use existing tools (Broken Link Checker plugin) to replace shortened URLs in a test import of my birdsite archive to WordPress. “Fix redirect” works perfectly on plaintext URLs in post content (but not titles), and doesn’t alter anything else including timestamps in drafts.

Unfortunately, t.co returns a 200 OK to its requests, instead of the 301 redirect it’s supposed to, so it’s only working on the oldest tweets that predate the shortener.

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Long-standing issue with the Broken Link Checker plugin…

Long-standing issue with the Broken Link Checker plugin for WordPress. On some setups, it gets stuck processing the queue due to SQL transaction problems and you can fix it by commenting out the begin/commit/rollback statements.

https://wordpress.org/support/topic/link-checking-not-progressing-broken-transaction-handling/

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Ads tracking users by putting up a hidden, fake login form…

Whoa: Ads tracking users by putting up a hidden, fake login form and reading the email address that the browser auto-fills.

Fortunately it only works on built-in auto-fill, not third-party tools like LastPass or 1Password.

If you save passwords in your browser, here’s one more reason to switch to something more secure.

Ad scripts track users via browser password managers

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Sneaky: Ads tracking users with a hidden fake login form, reading the email address the browser auto-fills. (3rd party password managers not affected.)

If you save passwords in your browser, here’s one more reason to switch to something more secure.

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What’s in your social media archive?

I exported Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, LiveJournal, WordPress and LinkedIn to find out. (And even found an archive of Google Buzz.)

Whatโ€™s in Your Social Media Archive?

I checked out what you get when you export your content from Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, WordPress and LiveJournal, with an eye for both private archives and migrating to your own site.

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@trwnh I just finished a comparison of various social networks’ exports. Weirdly, LinkedIn was the most complete.

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SpaceX launch and trail.

Caught the SpaceX launch by accident. Perfect timing!

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Vandenberg, seen above the Los Angeles area early this evening. The bright spot at the left moved across the sky, trailing a shell of vapor that continued to catch the sunlight for at least 10 minutes after the rocket and booster stage were no longer visible.

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