Category Archives: Library

Research Data Management: Hydra at the University of Hull

Tweet  Visiting University of Hull Library The University of Hull has refurbished its library at a cost of £28m and very nice it is too. In the library, there is a lot of space, light and high ceilings.  General computing … Continue reading

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WordPress xmlrpc attack work around

Tweet Block the naughty IPs using the htaccess file and this code: $ tail -10000 access_log |grep /xmlrpc.php|awk ‘{ips[$1]++}END{for (i in ips) print i ” ” ips[i]}’ 68.x.x.52 1 173.x.x.17 1 185.x.x.249 15 117.x.x.46 1 192.x.x.80 1 80.x.x.104 1105 180.x.x.59 … Continue reading

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Updating WordPress to 3.7.1 and then some of its 80+ plugins

Tweet Updating WordPress to 3.7.1 and then some of its 80+ plugins I need to update The Commons.  We have been at 3.5.2 for far too long.  With our CELT team, we have decided to update to the security update … Continue reading

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DORA Regulatory Work Part 2b : Embargo changes

Tweet Part 1 is over here. Part 2a is over here. Embargo in DSpace To us it seems that the embargo code in DSpace is still being thought about.  It has changed between its first introduction in 1.6.x to 3.1.  … Continue reading

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DORA Regulatory Work Part 2a : Mandatory fields

Tweet Part 1 is over here. We added two new fields to our metadata: dc.funder Body funding the work dc.projectid Identification for the work These are added to DSpace/dspace/config/input-forms.xml.        <field>          <dc-schema>dc</dc-schema>          <dc-element>funder</dc-element>          <dc-qualifier></dc-qualifier>          <repeatable>true</repeatable>          … Continue reading

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Of bot armies, brute force, admin and WordPress

Tweet Hello, I put in some work this weekend looking at WordPress and reports around the bot army attacking WordPress installations.  Our WordPress install is a complicated beast and that in itself, largely, may protect us from the more simple … Continue reading

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First install of Project.net on Linux

Tweet From Project.net : Project.net for Mission Critical Project Portfolio Management Project.net is a complete Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solution designed to capture, display, report on, and resolve the complex interrelationships organizations tackle when planning and executing major initiatives. I’m … Continue reading

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oEmbed YouTube videos

Tweet This is a quick test demonstrating the built in oEmbed code of YouTube in WordPress. Before this feature was added we had to rely on plugins like WP YouTube Player and YouTuber. We should be able to embed videos … Continue reading

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New Installation of The Commons including Buddy Press Part 3

Tweet Caching, Buddy Press and Joss’s bits’n’peices Caching and Speed-ups I’m using some of the things Joss and I talked about but, also, this page on optimising WordPress. This is the second time I’ve looked at caching in WordPress.  Our WordPress is … Continue reading

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New Installation of The Commons including Buddy Press Part 2

Tweet Installation of the Virtual Machines and copy the production server A list: Find server infrastructure.  Eventually, the service will run on DMU’s converged private cloud but for now I’m making do with a DL360 G6 which will hopefully have … Continue reading

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