Protect your web sites against stupid sociopaths by identifying and blocking brute-force attacks. Use passwords over 12 characters – it doesn’t matter *which* characters. A for-pay password manager such as LastPass greatly enables your security. Avoid user ids of common names like Bob or Admin. “The Bald Wookie” or “Raving Parted Hare” might work.
Jetpack locks out administrators after update
JetPack locks you out of your WordPress site after updating. My approach to solving this problem, took two (2) minutes.
USB with Oracle VirtualBox
I fought for some time to get USB devices recognized by VirtualBox. Today, I came across a blog entry with a solution: add your login to the (virtualbox) group “vboxusers”. Problem solved. Not obvious. My check scanner now works via the dedicated Windows 7 machine running in VirtualBox. Here is the relevant blog entry and…