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Get rid of Disqus

Recently I read an article on HN (Hacker News) Replacing Disqus with Github Comments and decided to drop the Disqus commenting system on this site. A long time ago I’ve added Disqus to my page because of it was easy to use and had out-of-the-box spam prevention. The cost of it as I see now was a heavy breach in privacy and site performance. When I read the article mentioned above I was shocked what I was forcing on people visiting my site. Just to give you an idea what’s going on:

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Manage multiple WordPress sites with Jetpack

Hurray, WordPress 4.1 and the Jetpack Plugin 3.3 has been released.
Jetpack is a must have plugin for your WordPress site, it offers tons of new functions and integrates your blog neatly with your WordPress.com account. If you haven’t already installed it, head right now to your plugin manager!
With the last Update the developer have added a great feature. It’s now possible to manage the plugins for multiple WordPress sites at one location.
Here’s a screenshot, which shows the plugins admin panel of WordPress.com.
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Disable WordPress plugins manually

With the WordPress 3.9 Update I also received several plugin updates for my blogs.

One Update was for WP-Piwik. As I’ve updated the plugin I got several errors and the site become unreachable.

So the only way the to disable this malicious plugin was either via ftp or with phpMyAdmin.

I’ve decided to do it with phpMyAdmin.
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Project: Setup Windows 7 Kiosk

The goal of this project is a simple Windows 7 Kiosk installation with nothing else as the newest version of internet explorer installed. A user should not be allowed to do something than can malfunction the system or even elevating the user privileges. I want to show you in this post which GroupPolicies I’ve used and what configurations I made to set up┬áthis type of installation.

First I want to commit my principles for working with ActiveDirectory and Group Policies:

  • If not needed a GroupPolicy shouldn’t contain any registry keys.
    • Group Policies instructions are much easier to read.
  • Only AMDX templates are allowed, this means no AMD templates or anything else.
    • AMDX won’t in contrast to AMD templates becopied to the client, they stay in the SYSVOL Policy Definition folder on the domain controller.
  • The Group Policy objects should be reusable.
  • Configuring the minimum.

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