WordPress3.8.1 Background Updates.

   This morning I had a update message about WordPress3.8.1 on my Dashboard. I checked the ChangeLog out and found this was a minor maintenance release. So, I tried to wait the feature Background Updates which were introduced in WordPress 3.7.

   I tested my multisite by Background Update Tester created by WordPress.org. Then I had the result below.
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Automatic background updates require a number of conditions to be met.

  PASS: Your WordPress install can communicate with WordPress.org securely.
  PASS: No version control systems were detected.
  PASS: Your installation of WordPress doesn’t require FTP credentials to perform updates.
  PASS: All of your WordPress files are writable.

This site is able to apply these updates automatically. Cool!
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   I was waiting for Automatic Background Updates to finish. Finally, I had the email below.
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Subject : Your site has updated to WordPress 3.8.1 (2014.1.24 20:13)
Message :
  Howdy! Your site at http://MySite has been updated automatically to WordPress 3.8.1.

  No further action is needed on your part. For more on version 3.8.1, see the About WordPress screen:
  https://MySite/wp-admin/about.php

  If you experience any issues or need support, the volunteers in the WordPress.org support forums may be able to help.
  http://wordpress.org/support/

  The WordPress Team
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   Mission complete! Clap Clap.

   However, this feature remind me that we always need to watch out our PC environments. If the features like this are used by malevolent things, we might be given a lot of malwares.

Yowamushi Pedal(弱虫ペダル)

弱虫ペダル   Yowamushi Pedal as an anime started at 2013 October in Japan. The 14th is already released this week. Basically I don’t like sports animes. But this is fun and I feel uplifted when I become depressed.

   The name of starring role is Onoda Sakamichi(小野田坂道). His given name is Sakamichi(坂道). 坂 is “slope” and 道 is “road/way”. When you watch the anime, you will think his name is toooo suitable for him (^o^).

   If you have an interest in the anime, you can watch it on crunchyroll.

Updating to PHP5.5.8.

   At Jan-09 18:16:03UTC, they released PHP5.5.8. My physical strength was slightly back. So, I updated my PHP.

   According to ( ChangeLog ), it fixes some bugs against PHP 5.5.7, and An addition. The addition is related to the old voluntary CVE-2011-3379 (See H. Tokumaru’s tumblr “Added validation of class names in the autoload process“. This is only in Japanese.).

   I downloaded a Thread Safe version php-5.5.8-Win32-VC11-x86.zip for my server (Windows7HP + SP1 (x86)). It requires VC11. If you don’t have VC11 on your Windows, you must install vcredist_x__.exe before the PHP configuration.

   The php.ini-production has nothing changed.

   As the official PHP binary includes php5apache2_4.dll, I extract the zip archive and replace all PHP5.5.7 files with all PHP5.5.8 files except my php.ini. Then, I restart my Apache. That’s it.

   If you need how to configure PHP5.5, please see the post. It is for a mbstrings user, but the information gives some help for you.

CVE-2012-1823

   I watched “さくらのVPSに来る悪い人を観察する その2” and “SSH ハニーポットでの悪い人の観察“, then rolled on the floor, laughing. I first found this on “徳丸浩の日記” which reads the slide show is very interesting and very popular lately, so I went to the slide show to be sure it and agreed with it.

   The slide show is related to CVE-2012-1823. Actually, the attacks the slide#36 shows come everywhere whether the vulnerability exists or not. My server is no exception. I don’t create SSH server, and my PHP doesn’t have the vulnerability nor isn’t CGI version, so all attacks failed though.

   Ozuma5119 is a genuine white hacker. If you’re up for this topic, visit the linked sites though they are only in Japanese. Please use some translation services m(_”_)m.

My body has been stronger than it in my childhood.

   Yesterday I had a terrible experience (^_^;).

   Since January 4th, I thought why I got really sleepy in spite of I was not busy or had no what to do. Though I had New Year’s visitors on January 2nd, on 3rd I got enough rest and was sleeping well at night. When I got up in the morning of 4th, I had a sore throat like tonsillitis. But I had no other cold symptoms and my sore throat went away until the evening.

   When I got up in the morning of 5th, my body felt strange. But I still had no cold symptoms. At the evening I went the first swimming this year. This was for the first time in a week and I felt much better when I came home.

   However, I tossed and turned through the wakeful night. So, I got up earlier in yesterday morning. Though I promised someone, I didn’t think I could keep the appointment. I prefer a call to an email. But too early to call. So, I waited 8 am. During waiting, my chill was harder and harder.

   When 8am. came, I was unable to call or email her because of having no voice and a bad headache. I asked one of my family to call her.

   I managed to have my breakfast, took a fever reducer and went to my bed room. I always see my doctor for my chronic disease but hate to see a doctor for a cold. When I have a slight sickness, I don’t want to go to a hospital. All of my family went to the first work this year.

   I got in bed, but I lost all of the breakfast and the fever reducer within 20 minutes. My chill still existed. I got in bed again and tried to sleep. I waked after feeling asleep for quite a while, but my clock told me 9 am. My chill still existed and I tried to sleep again. My next waking was 10 am. and my chill went away at this time. As I felt sick to my stomach, I thought I was getting dehydrated. I drank some water and wetted my neck with water which made me feel pretty good. Fortunately, some water got rid of my sick to the stomach. I went get a thermometer from the living room and took my temperature. It showed me 39.6℃. Too high (^o^).

   I wanted to take another fever reducer. I was not really sure about losing all of the previous reducer, so I tried to sleep and waited 1 pm. My next waking was at noon. I took my time to have lunch in the living room and had another fever reducer. I went back to bed room and got in bed again.

   When I waked up, it was 8 pm. Wow. My temperature was 38.3℃. I felt much better.

   I was a sickly child. However, until over the age of 20, I had no experience of a high fever. My home doctor at that time said he was in trouble because he could not go on my fever. He also told me not to have patience until the last minute. He thought I was a patient child. When I think back, he was wrong. I was not patient but impervious to pain.

   Until over my middle thirty, I was often hospitalized. I was not absent myself from the school or the office on a daily basis but my hospital stay took a pretty long term if I need it.

   If yesterday situations happened to me before my middle thirty, I had to go to a hospital. But now, I am writing this article without going to a hospital. It is full of emotion as I realized that my body has been stronger than it in my childhood.

Hatsumōde(初詣) to my local shrine.

   This early morning, about after 1a.m., I went Hatsumōde(初詣) to my local shrine. It is only 3 or 4 minutes away from my house by walk.

   Usually, it is empty. But, from New Year’s Eve to the first three days of the new year, it has events and some visitors for Hatsumōde(初詣). This year, it had Sinto music band and candles in bamboo pots and this was the first time for me at the place.

   By the way, I translated 氏神様 into my local shrine. In a Japanese-English dictionary I have, I found ‘the shrine of the local Shinto deity’ as 氏神様. But this doesn’t sit well with me.

篝火
Kagaribi
蝋燭
Candle lights
おめかし
Dressing up – (^_^)

Happy New Year!

おめでとう!   Happy New Year! It is the beginning of a new year.

   This is a year of Uma, according to the Oriental Zodiac.

   We call ‘uma’ ‘horse’ in English. I like to see and to ride a horse. Unfortunately, I don’t have a chance to ride a horse last decade. Someday again, I want to ride it.

   I wish you guys Happy New Year.

   Gods bless you, guys!