My Simple Space – WordPress plugin

Disk Space, Database and Memory Usage in the dashboard.

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I’ve been going back and forth with Dreamhost about the amount of memory my sites have been using. I was able to get things under control this week and asked support if they had any recommendations for ways I could keep tabs on the amount of memory my sites were using.

Since I’m on a shared hosting plan, I can’t control the server. But Conor from Dreamhost Support was able to point me to this plugin.

Once installed, it sits on the WordPress dashboard and keeps me updated with how much space my site is using as well as the total memory allowed and what it’s currently using. It’s a nice way to keep tabs on memory usage.

Plugins showing disk space and memory used in WordPress.

Plugins showing disk space and memory used in WordPress.

Xbox Guts

My Xbox One started making a whining sound like the hard drive was dying so I took it apart.

There’s not much inside the Big Black Box. I didn’t have a proper sized drive to replace the current one so I left it alone.

I put it back together and it was silent for an hour. So I don’t know if it was the drive or something with the fan. I blew out the insides with canned air just in case.

It may be time for a new Xbox soon. But I just ordered a new Google Pixel 3a XL to replace my aging Original Pixel XL with a failing battery. So I’m hoping the Xbox holds on longer.

Hangover Skillet

Saturday morning we walked to the Town Center to see an art festival. After that, we decided to try World of Beer. We have both ignored the restaurant since neither of us are big drinkers or care for beer.

We were delighted the menu was unpretentious and and inexpensive. The Hangover Skillet I ordered was perfect. Tater tot base. Egg. Cheese. Bacon. Sausage. Toast.

A Conspiracy To Kill IE6

IE6 users represented around 18% of our user base at that point. We understood that we could not just drop support for it. However, sitting in that cafeteria, having only slept about a few hours each in the previous days, our compassion for these users had completely eroded away. We began collectively fantasizing about how we could exact our revenge on IE6. One idea rose to the surface that quickly captured everyone’s attention. Instead of outright dropping IE6 support, what if we just threatened to?

Source: A Conspiracy To Kill IE6

I salute these brave developers inside YouTube for pushing the web forward and leaving IE6 behind.