October 2012

WordPress Migration: Importing the comments

This is the sixth in a series of articles on my migration to WordPress. In this post, I’ll talk about how I imported the comments from my website into the WordPress database. The comments in question are feedback on the articles on the website. I consider them to be an important part of the website. …

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WordPress Migration: Getting all the authors

This is the fifth in a series of articles on my migration to WordPress. In this post, I’ll talk about how I imported the authors from my website into the WordPress database. This step was important to me because I am not the only contributor to The FreeBSD Diary. The WordPress Structure First, let’s look …

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Packet loss much better now

Things are looking better now: bast.example.org (0.0.0.0) Tue Oct 16 19:43:16 2012 Keys: Help Display mode Restart statistics Order of fields quit Packets Pings Host Loss% Snt Last Avg Best Wrst StDev 1. L100.PHLAPA-VFTTP-84.verizon-gni.net 0.0% 253 5.6 7.3 3.2 143.0 15.6 2. G0-6-2-2.PHLAPA-LCR-22.verizon-gni.net 0.0% 252 4.9 5.1 3.0 36.2 4.1 3. so-3-1-0-0.PHIL-BB-RTR2.verizon-gni.net 0.0% 252 5.4 …

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Packet loss within the Verizon network

Here’s packet loss to one of the Verizon DNS servers: My traceroute [v0.82] bast.example.org (0.0.0.0) Tue Oct 16 12:58:53 2012 Keys: Help Display mode Restart statistics Order of fields quit Packets Pings Host Loss% Snt Last Avg Best Wrst StDev 1. L100.PHLAPA-VFTTP-84.verizon-gni.net 10.7% 140 4.3 5.2 3.2 42.2 3.8 2. G0-6-2-2.PHLAPA-LCR-21.verizon-gni.net 8.6% 140 3.2 5.4 …

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Packet loss varies according to direction

This is interesting. From my gateway to one of my servers, the packet loss is pretty big: bast.example.org (0.0.0.0) Tue Oct 16 12:15:36 2012 Keys: Help Display mode Restart statistics Order of fields quit Packets Pings Host Loss% Snt Last Avg Best Wrst StDev 1. L100.PHLAPA-VFTTP-84.verizon-gni 3.4% 119 4.8 6.1 3.2 60.1 7.4 2. G0-6-2-2.PHLAPA-LCR-21.verizon-g …

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Lots of packet loss

This is not nice: [dan@bast:~] $ netstat -nr | tat -nr | grep default default 98.114.243.1 UGS 27 301523519 fxp0 default 2001:470:1f06:b80::1 UGS gif0 [dan@bast:~] $ ping -c 10 google.com PING google.com (74.125.228.36): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 74.125.228.36: icmp_seq=0 ttl=253 time=11.680 ms 64 bytes from 74.125.228.36: icmp_seq=1 ttl=253 time=12.689 ms 64 bytes from …

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WordPress Migration: stripping out headers/footers, etc

This is the third in a series of articles on my migration to WordPress. In this post, I’ll talk about how I removed non-core material from the website before I imported it. This is vital because WordPress adds its own headers and footers, which my website already contains. The first step is to remove all …

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