How to stop Wordpress pingback DDoS attacks

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
development
wordpress
security

Yesterday I had the privilege of dealing with a Wordpress pingback DDoS attack on one of my sites. My hosting company, whom I pay for access to a DDoS protection appliance, didn’t even notice anything. They deployed the appliance at my request and the spike in inbound bandwidth subsided. Unfortunately, […]

5 benefits of kombucha tea

By Josh Sherman
4 min read
food
cooking
recipe
fermentation
diy

My shit stinks. Literally. I have troubles with digestion. Irritable bowel syndrome, issues with some dairy and my pee smells when I eat asparagus. Wait, scratch that last one. Seriously though, I have pretty regular issues with being regular. It’s been that way since I was a child. Once, I […]

Determining if you are passionate about something

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
passion
writing

If you’re like me, you get excited about your ideas. You go from “TO THE MOON!” to “meh, that was so yesterday” in less time than it takes Napalm Death to play a song. That doesn’t mean we have bad ideas; actually, it probably does. It also may mean what […]

How to make the World’s Best Chili Dogs

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
food
cooking
recipe
diy

I’m actually unsure that you can handle the recipe I am about to bestow upon you. You’ll probably try to put your spin on it and end up making the world’s worst chili dogs. You may make them exactly as described and think they suck. You will have been mistaken. […]

How to organize your Kindle library

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
reading
kindle

I have set out to become a voracious reader. I read as soon as I wake up. I read before I write. I read throughout the day. I mostly read on my phone with the Kindle App. This allows me to accomplish a few things. First, I have less stuff, […]