Category Archives: Web Site Technologies

Chiefly related to the technology behind publishing a web site.

Tips for creating a PayPal Donate button for not-not-for-profits

Intro I am treating my blog as a public service, so I thought it would be appropriate to have a Donation link even though I have not incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit. Is it even possible? Can I keep my … Continue reading

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What I’m working on now: saving $69 a year on my certificate costs

Intro I recently turned off my GoDaddy web site certificate and implemented one that cost me nothing. This will save me $69 per year. I wrote up my experience in this article: Idea for free web server certificates: Let’s Encrypt … Continue reading

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Roll your own dynamic DNS update service

Intro I know my old Cisco router only has built-in support for two dynamic DNS services, dyndns.org and TZO.com. Nowadays you have to pay for those, if even they work (the web site domain names seem to have changed, but … Continue reading

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Roll your own domain drop catching service using GoDaddy

Intro I’m after a particular domain and have been for years. But as a matter of pride I don’t want to overpay for it, so I don’t want to go through an auction. There are services that can help grab … Continue reading

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How to escape Linux commands for the WordPress editor

Intro I develop a lot of stuff on Linux command line. Then I want to share it on my blog, which is implemented in WordPress. I only use HTML editing mode because the alternative was disastrous. But my commands were … Continue reading

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Idea for free web server certificates: Let’s Encrypt

Intro I’ve written various articles about SSL. I just came across a way to get your certificates for free, letsencrypt.org. But their thing is to automate certificate management. I think you have to set up the whole automated certificate management … Continue reading

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Microsoft Exchange Online Protection is not PCI compliant

Intro Microsoft’s cloud offering, Office 365, is pretty good for enterprises. It’s clear a lot of thought has been put into it, especially the security model. But it isn’t perfect and one area where it surprisingly falls short is compliance … Continue reading

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GetSimple CMS – a non-DB content management system

Intro I’ve been looking at GetSimple CMS lately. It allows you to do some basic things so in that sense it’s pretty good. The details I know nothing about CMSes, except maybe a tiny bit about WordPress since I use … Continue reading

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Superimpose crosshairs plus grid marks on an image

Intro My previous effort showed how to superimpose just a crosshairs on an image. That I was able to do within CSS. When it came time to add tick marks to those crosshairs I felt that CSS was getting too … Continue reading

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Superimpose grid on video ouput from an IP camera

Intro We were asked to superimpose a grid on the video output of an IP camera for this year’s FIRST FRC competition, FIRST STRONGHOLD, a sort of medieval-themed contest with a castle and medieval-inspired obstacles. The present thinking is that … Continue reading

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