Side note: Strange cryptic characters in shortcodes

Note: Also available in German 🙂 A colleague of mine today: There is a shortcode with strange-looking, cryptic characters in one of its attributes. Something like this: eyJoYWxsbyI6IndlbHQiLCJzb25nLXRpdGVsIjp7Im1laW4iOiJnZWhpcm4iLCJkZWluIjoiZ2VoaXJuIn0sInVybCI6Imh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGdXNhYmlsaXR5LWlkZWFsaXN0Lm5ldCUyRiUyM2tvbnRha3QiLCJlaW5zX3BsdXMiOnRydWV9 My comment: Looks a bit like rot13 .. His reply a bit later on: Yes, it is base64, and the result is a JSON string. Putting the […]

Ubuntu LTS 14.04: Fix Java 1.8 issues

Quick shot for fixing issues with missing Java 1.8: 1. Add PPAs Get yourself the right PPA – apparently JDK 1.8 is still not available for Ubuntu 14.04 (correct me if I’m wrong though), thus: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:openjdk-r/ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-fonville/ppa sudo apt-get update Source: https://askubuntu.com/a/613324 As I’m happily using Synaptic, the next line would […]

The Devil Among Us

A new site, a new host, a new beginning .. and even back to blogging with .. uhm .. WordPress. Well, it’s ClassicPress underneath, but essentially its WordPress. Plus some fancy plugins, including the lovely unsplash plugin, for all those lovely images. SOME of them are of my own creation though. And then there is […]