Blank Dashboard in WordPress after moving website

After I restored and moved a website for a client the Dashboard section was completely empty. I couldn’t get to Posts, Media etc. I had to go to /wp-admin/includes/screen.php and on line 706 find the following PHP statement: <?php echo self::$this->_help_sidebar; ?>, then replace it with the statement: <?php echo $this->_help_sidebar; ?>.

EIGRP is no longer proprietary

I’m a little late for for this party as this was news back in 2013. With that admission out of the way, let’s get to the excitement if you haven’t heard it already. For as long as I can remember EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol) has always been a Cisco proprietary routing protocol. While reading Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching v5.0, I came across something that was news to me, that there is an informational RFC on EIGRP. That would mean that maybe we’ll see a other vendors coming out with EIGRP support in the future, spreading the love for the protocol.

Before we get too excited, it looks as if Cisco intentions are to only release the basic features of EIGRP and not everything that the protocol has to offer. One has to start somewhere, right?

More about the informational RFC here:

More on EIGRP here:


Networking Terms and Definitions

I will update this list every time I find clearly explained definitions that help with reading technical documentation.


Downstream Router
A router that is one or more hops away in the direction of the


Upstream Router
Any router that is one or multiple hops in the direction of the
source of the information.

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Forward an Office365 email to multiple recipients

In PowerShell, start an online session with the Exchange Online server using the following commands.

LiveCred = Get-Credential
$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri -Credential $LiveCred -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection

Import-PSSession $Session 

Then create a new inbox rule to forward to multiple recipients by using the following command:

new-inboxrule -name "Forward to and" -mailbox -redirectto,

Confirm that the inbox rule has been created

get-inboxrule –mailbox

Out of courtesy, I perform a couple more steps. Sending an email to their personal email account to let the affected recipients know what has been done and to inform them that a test email will be sent to their Office365 email simply to verify that it actually forwards properly to their personal email.

Template of email to inform recipient that forwarding has been configured:

We have created forwarding rules for your Office365 email and will send a test message to This test message should appear automatically in your personal mailboxes ( and

Test email template:

Subject: Email forward confirmation requested

This email is to confirm that automatic forwarding has been set up on your Office365 email account to forward to your personal email account. Please reply as confirmation that you have received it.

There is no need to enter any correspondence in the body of the response email.


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Clear DNS cache in OS X Yosimite

Had a situation today where a website change didn’t apply until I cleared the cache in OS X Yosimite 10.10. Here’s the code that makes it happen.

Open terminal and type:

sudo discoveryutil udnsflushcaches