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A Quick Do Stuff Groove Up

I gotta do stuff.

I gotta stay efficient gotta move up.
And stay creative too, and reap the dues I sometimes do up.
Get up when it is morning, yet sleep until I wake up.
Refreshed and ready for storming! And I don't need no make-up!

Keep sacred. The rites of daily shower meditation.
It's cold but I'm told it's ancient. Old form of recreation.
That people willingly iced themselves before we had PlayStation.
And felt refreshed and nice as hell even without vacation.

So true huh! So simple are the things you need to do, uh!
And add a quick vocale like Jay-Z and maybe I'll groove too.
Be truthful. Be true to you whether you're old or new school.
I do fool myself but I'm no fool, I am @TooCool42.

Or am I? Who knows. Go ham guys.

Go. You.

You'll Never Meet A Hater...

You'll never meet a hater that's better than you.

The WordPress Heartbeat

WordPress, the free and open-source content management system still used the most of any one CMS on the planet - still growing its userbase and monopoly on the overall Internet share of websites it powers by the year (43.2% of everything in 2022 - which is almost half a billion), has probably managed to maintain said powerstatus thanks to in part an innate simplicity of use, a constantly expanding base of developers plugins and themes, but also because it's managed to balance innovation and compatibility and tradition in an acceptable way.

Though for example you're of course recommended to always have the latest version installed you don't have to - you still have control - which is more than you can say about even as important a thing as your OS.

And when they roll out new and sometimes unconventional features like the Gutenberg template builder, they do cater to user demand and also keep the traditional post editor when not everyone is happy with their new move. Updates are flexible, and both improvements and innovation seem to go through a heavy phase of consideration pre-implementation, but as is the nature of all things that grow and evolve whilst maintaining the same foundation it does also become all the more cluttered, and not all additions are good ones, though of course good is relative...

Like for example the heartbeat. In my humble a not that good addition.

Why? Well because it increases the performance requirements for your platform greatly. It's a feature that allows the platform to speak to WP servers and trigger certain actions on certain events - basically it's an API - that lets you do useful things like autosave your posts. But it does run constantly, and it gets trigged constantly - on both front and back end - and of course this provides significant additional load to your server.

There's no built in way to control this! You'd think they'd allow some wp config options for it if not actual options via the admin panel, but no. It was introduced in 2013 and such features still do not exist, so unless you know about it runs constantly, and shared hosting providers may prompt you to upgrade your plan to allow it.

You can however disable it entirely with a function:

add_action( 'init', 'stop_heartbeat', 1 );
function stop_heartbeat() {

Add that to your functions.php if you wish to.

There's also a handy plugin that lets you limit certain aspects of it too - like for example just front-end triggers - which to me personally are not at all as important as say the back-end autosave functionality. Front-end triggers become all the more resource-intensive if you have lots of visitors too - they just need to keep the page open to continually consume resources.

There are some other services you could use. Paid ones, or the Litespeed Cache, that comes with other benefits. Like... caching.

I settled on the last option myself. Was introduced to it via cPanel just a while back - and it really has a bundle of other useful finesses too! I used Heartbeat Control earlier, but it's outdated, and I'm not sure it works properly for all triggers/times.

Go optimize your heartbeat y'all! Hit the gym. And the admin panel.

Like the man in mantle.

Gluten Morgen. Gluten Tag.

I'm so TIRED... can't seem to get anything done today.

At least not at the pace I've been accustomed to the past couple weeks
or so.

I mean I did just finish work and I have been working - it hasn't been totally hopeless - I've persevered. Just not at optimal pace today. Not in tiptop form. Not with my utmost focus potential.

I know why though.

I ate gluten-filled tortillas yesterday - a full eight of them. They expired last year but that doesn't have anything to do with it. I took a capsule with enzymes to break down the gluten but that doesn't seem to matter either. Maybe it does help. I don't feel bloated. My stomach's OK, but at least I'm imagining that I do notice certain other gluten-related attributes and traits I'm not usually accustomed to equipping when in my glue-free state...

Like being tired.

Like man. Like really. Like I slept over eight hours, and I've felt pretty good the past week, and it wasn't that long ago I worked out now, but I'm still so tired!!! So unfocused and lethargic. What is going on y'all. Does a gym high only last so long? I'm definitely not at a loss of coffee today either.

I take this as irrefutable proof that even if your body can break down those gluten enzymes they just are not good for you! The white bread you eat's not worth it. Just look at it - all spongy and shit? So chewy and light?

Get some avocado. Go live your life.

It's A SUNDAY!!!

I've caught up with all my lectures this week - ones I'd recorded this winter but hadn't yet taken the time to view, and I'm almost caught up with my diary - from three months behind down to just one, and I've caught up on some much overdue email correspondence... unsubscribed from the daily Morning Brew newsletter too. No time for media, be it main or alternative stream. I'm working on being. Working on emceeing. Working on the green.

Also working at the gym (pronounce that like gee-eam).

Really zoning in on the fitness regime. And I wrote about my newly attained gym card recently. I worked out Thursday, and planned to do so Friday but was still feeling pretty pooped, planned to do so Saturday but was still pretty sore, then actually did so today and holy shit do I feel tired now! Had planned on simple cardio but the machine I'd planned on using was busy - and remained so for about half an hour - so I ran from device to device otherwise and was out of juice entirely when time finally came for the planned cardio session, but I did that too, with but half a banana for breakfast before this, first thing in the morning. A one hour work-out without pause then... is that normal?

I'm listening to a David Goggin's podcast right now so I can't complain, but it's taken me the full day to finally get control over my arms again, and on the lunch walk I started getting light-headed and wobbly. Feels like I might be overdoing this a bit. I should probably start nice and slow and ease my way into this new BUT THEN AGAIN!!!!

I'm getting in shape anyway, even if I probably won't be able to train for at least another two days after this. Slow but steady; intense when it counts...

On the blog I've updated the stats page with a few more categories/corrections, and added the 'most viewed posts' bit here too - previously in sidebar only.

Messed around with WP functions trying to get some 'oldest posts' and 'most popular post per year' statistics there too, but it seems those are more difficult than they should be. Something for a later time! A public visitor count's in the works too - a plugin I currently use should be developing such front-end functionality soon.

I've also managed to upgrade PHP versions! Whoop. Not all that way, but to reasonably updated tiers at least. Had to remove just a couple bits of code for that to work, attempted rewriting them first but realized I didn't really need 'em after all. But I need to get better at PHP. There may be other bits that aren't as non-essential. Seems like a common problem though: NG Logs is currently dealing with a similar issue.

In regard to NG the one and only @GRUB-LORD (who now goes by simply grubbb) put out a pretty slick hoverboard blade animation with one of my old audio loops this week. Much obliged! And with all the recent exercise I think I'm finally starting to get into the right headspace (and physical form - vocal capabilities have felt a little strained recently) to get to composing this one title track that's been on the backburner all too long as well...

Things are shaping up in life! I'm going and growing. Will I transcend what's known through this hole in the ozone? To the throne in the Wolf–Lundmark–Melotte? Blow up slow like Yo Gotti? I don't know, but like David Goggin's says you get peace when friend is foe. Now time to sleep and end this toll and I shall creep till I can leap and maybe reap some fender flubber till I'm 1337 just like no other. Many roads, many shows to see to know how flows a dope emcee and breath till undercovers seeth and boil asunder and I'll be a God of thunder and smite feeble minds with wonder like Ken Block with lots of rubber let us rock though not so shuttered we get seasick. Open blinds: see the sights and feel it.

It's a Sunday! One day. Just like a steal it's: a rest.

Worked out hard and now I feel no stress.

Last week.

When You Go To War With Yourself...

When you go to war with yourself, you find a lot of peace.

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