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BarCamp London XII

2020-02-13 17:00:00 - by alisonw Tech News

Designed to Last

2020-02-08 17:00:00 - by alisonw Tech News

From This Page is Designed to Last: A Manifesto for Preserving Content on the Web:

This Page is Designed to Last: A Manifesto for Preserving Content on the Web

Massive agreement from me re his noting that "First came jquery, then bootstrap, npm, angular, grunt, webpack, and more." - one reason I try to roll my own scaffolding is I don't want to be reliant on any of these, plus they add bloat if I only want a single feature.

Dead links

2020-01-31 13:04:28 - by alisonw Tech Design

Because I'm currently in a redevelopment phase here, moving code between domains and services, I can see from my Apache logs that there are many 404s being sent out as pages — temporarily — move around.

I've also got an issue to solve in that whilst most of my blogging over the years has used a permalink of site-date-title, for a while I used site-title-date. I'm sure I had a good reason at the time, but I can't recall it now.

Edent has some ideas on how to deal with one's own outbound dead links though which are worth reviewing.

Stupid git

2020-01-22 22:35:11 - by alisonw Tech Notes

Added an extra line of 'also me' links at the top of the page by the expedient of searching through the code for somewhere to put them! Also added a direct link to my diary and to one of my alternative sites.

For many years I've noted script kiddies trying to break my servers (I have a number of physical boxen running various services for me in my garage) and had been using a couple of methods to block them. Recently though I decided I should be 'better' about blocking them from all my machines together, not just on an ad hoc basis per machine when I remember, so I spent part of today developing a revised system for blocking them on machine 'A' and them pushing that block list out to my other machines at multiple locations.

I was going to detail it at another of my own sites but instead went for the GitHub option, which had its own learning curve! Anyway, it's all uploaded and available to anyone who wishes to try it.

If you want to just have the client end and use the block lists I generate then drop me a line.

In brief …

We have the power There's quiet, and there's are you sure this thing is ON????…

Security This evening I've been going through ALL of my internet accounts changing their passwords.…


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