Hosting a WordPress website on WP Engine is fantastic for all sort of reasons. One of which is its security measures. They require the use of a plugin called Limit Login Attempts which does exactly that, it limits the number of login attempts before it completely shuts the login ability down for a set period of time.
Wonderful. Except when someone tries to brute force your website and you’re locked out for 24 hours. When that happens you’ll see this message above the normal login form:
This was my first, and likely last, foray into the #LAFoodFest madness. I love food but hate human cholesterol so VIP tickets wherein I get entry two hours earlier was the only way to go. Random thoughts about the event and the food:
To lead people, walk beside them …
As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence.
The next best, the people honor and praise.
The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate …
When the best leader’s work is done the people say,
We did it ourselves! —Laozi
I finally hired a fitness coach. The situation is not entirely what I would prefer but experience, focus, schedules, finances, travel, and location need to mesh too perfectly to have face-to-face training at this point in my life.
So, I procured me an online coach. Which now that I stop to ponder, may actually suit me better than the alternative—being somewhat averse to people in my general vicinity for an extended period of time.
I decided it would be beneficial to my character, and probably my snatch, to try CrossFit firsthand rather than base my thoughts on the cult-like craze from what I see via Facebook, various blog posts, and other troll-harboring internet nooks.
Last night, at 8pm, I attended a free CrossFit Basics class at a local gym. Wait, they call it a box. This particular gymbox is called Alliance Training Center and aside from CrossFit, they offer Krav Maga and something called StrikeFit which is like a combination of a typical WOD and beating the shit out of a heavy bag.