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How can lb and lbs be the acronyms for pound? 🧐

Lb is an abbreviation of the Latin word libra. The primary meaning of libra was balance or scales (as in the astrological sign), but it also stood for the ancient Roman unit of measure libra pondo, meaning “a pound by weight.” We got the word “pound” in English from the pondo part of the libra pondo but our abbreviation comes from the libra. The libra is also why the symbol for the British pound is £—an L with a line through it. The Italian lira also used that symbol (with two lines through it), the word “lira” itself being a shortened version of libra.

Quote from https://www.mentalfloss.com/

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Release

WordPress 5.3.2 Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.3 is now available. You can update your site via Dashboard → Updates or download the source code.

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Development

100-day GitHub streak

Exactly 100 days ago I planned to do one contribution to GitHub for at least 100 days. While it was not always easy to create a contribution due to travelling, I’m glad I made it! I just accomplished my 100-day GitHub streak!

100-day GitHub streak
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Development WordPress.org

I’m now a Bug Gardener 👨‍🌾

Two days ago, Sergey informed me that he added me as a Bug Gardener 👨‍🌾. I can now assign owners to issues, resolve them, close them, etc. That’s how the interface looks that I can no access in Trac:

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Education

Sunda Kelapa Harbour and Fatahillah Square Jakarta

Today, Devin and I are celebrating our first wedding anniversary. As we’re both free today, we went to Sunda Kelapa Harbour and Fatahillah Square. Now, we’re reflecting the previous year and contemplating our future at Cafe Batavia.

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Development

Move .git to the parent directory

During development, we follow a specific file and folder structure. It’s common that things change during development. And in some cases, it’s necessary to move .git to the parent directory. This post shows how to achieve that.

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Development

Fix Jetpack related posts in WordPress 5.3

Earlier today, WordPress 5.3 got release. Unfortunately, this seems to have affected Jetpacks related posts. Instead of centred, the related posts were suddenly left aligned. I went ahead and added the following code to my site, which not only centred the related posts but also made that container wider. This is the CSS code I’ve added to my site:

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Release WordPress.org

WordPress 5.3 “Kirk”

WordPress 5.3 is now available. You can update your site via Dashboard → Updates or download the source code.


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WordPress 5.3 RC 5

WordPress 5.3 RC 5 is now available. You can either test it by using the WordPress Beta Tester plugin or by downloading the source code.

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Development Theme WordPress.org

Exclude node_modules and vendor from theme check plugin

While I created countless themes, I’m currently creating my first theme for the WordPress.org theme repo. To ensure a smooth reviewing process, I’m using the plugin Theme Check as mentioned in the theme review handbook.

After adding both composer and npm to my theme, I ended up with an Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 536870912 bytes exhausted error. Investigating this issue brought me to:

I found the solution to my specific issue in:

Thus, I went ahead, opened the main.php in the root folder of the plugin and replaced

with

While this might not be the best solution to solve this issue, it allows me to analyse my theme.