When AWS Services Don't Like Each Other

When my web host had a brief outage I decided to move my site to AWS. Since I'd been working with various AWS services recently, I decided that some automation would be nice as well.

There is CodeBuild and CodeCommit which ought to handle storing and building the site ...

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Encrypted Google Search for Chrome

I recently moved to Chromium - the open source version of Google's Chrome browser - after I grew tired with Firefox crashing and bloating my system.

Chrome defaults to searching with auto suggestions through the omnibar (location/search bar) using an unencrypted connection, but it is easy to use Google's ...

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Disabling the WordPress Maintenance Lock

I just got bitten by the automatic maintenance lock with WordPress updates. My internet connection failed in the middle of a plugin update and left the blog in maintenance mode. Google answers to disabling it were unhelpful, so here goes:

Just delete the .maintenance file is the WordPress directory.

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Speed Up Firefox 3 Places

I've been using Firefox 3 since the first beta and it's a very good and quite stable browser. However, there's one "enhancement" that bugs me a lot. And that is the history+bookmarks combination that they call "Places".

Someone on a modern computer will probably not mind ...

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