Administration: the Fastening.

I’ve has some problems with speed on the site. Given that I generally don’t use the block editor and that twenty twenty, the default theme for wordpress takes up a lot of room I’ve changed the theme. This allowed me to bring back a side bar, and photo headers. So, I’ve disabled AMP, and added Smush to compress files. That should speed this place up. I’ve changed the caching system as well. This has all improved loading times.

I like simple themes. So, at present its staying.

At the same time, I’ve switched “discourage search engines” ON and got rid of all the stats trackers except google analytics and Statcounter. The google plugin does have a good speed measuring app. I’ve deactivated bad behaviour, added a honeypot, and d

I like the new look a bit better. The next question is speeding it up at the server. To do this — log in, which is a hassle, then, given the server is a debian type environment, I did a server upgrade.

What I have not done is install jetpack. This slows things down.

In the meantime, in Australia, leave your phone at home, or better, don’t install this.

covidsafelogo
Orwell is spinning so fast he’s connected to the Scottish National Grid.

When you download the app you provide your name, mobile number, and postcode and select your age range (see Privacy). You will receive a confirmation SMS text message to complete installation. The system then creates a unique encrypted reference code just for you.

COVIDSafe recognises other devices with the COVIDSafe app installed and Bluetooth enabled. When the app recognises another user, it notes the date, time, distance and duration of the contact and the other user’s reference code. The COVIDSafe app does not collect your location.

To be effective, you should have the COVIDSafe app running as you go about your daily business and come into contact with people. Users will receive daily notifications to ensure the COVIDSafe app is running.

The information is encrypted and that encrypted identifier is stored securely on your phone. Not even you can access it. The contact information stored in people’s mobiles is deleted on a 21-day rolling cycle. This period takes into account the COVID-19 incubation period and the time it takes to get tested.