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How to: Fix WordPress Error 'Briefly Unavailable for Scheduled Maintenance'

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You run updates on your WordPress site for WordPress core, plug-ins, or themes, something goes wrong and you're left with a blank page displaying the error message 'Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance.'  Refresh the page, clear the browser cache; no change. Here's how to fix it.

Fault Failed Fastly's Fragile CDN

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A software fault Fastly 's fragile Content Delivery Network (CDN) on Tuesday, in an embarrassing episode where it, err, failed to deliver content. And took a huge number of high-profile websites offline in the process.

PayPal Fail with 2-factor PSD2

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"You have balance funds left in your PayPal account, please login to view your account." What should be good news form PayPal turns out to be a an irritation worse than Poison Ivy. Since they implemented additional security, there's a massive PayPal fail with 2-factor PSD2 authentication.

How to: Install Youtube-dl on Ubuntu [UPDATED]

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Until it fell out of the Ubuntu software repositories and refused to work or update, I used the  Youtube-dl command-line tool all the time. Well, now it's back, here's how to install Youtube-dl on Ubuntu.

Start using Web.Dev Measure

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There's another tool available from Google that allows web admins and developers to test websites across a number of criteria. It's been around for a while, it's simple to use and it addresses all the aspect that Google is looking at for website compliance and performance. So start using web.dev Measure .

WordProof Timestamps Web Content using the Blockchain

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Proving that distributed ledger systems are useful for things besides digital currencies, WordProof timestamps web content using the Blockchain.

Fixing VLC Movie Crashes (again)

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In Open Source, what goes around, comes around; which is how I find myself fixing VLC movie crashes. Again.