Category Archives: Web Site Technologies

Chiefly related to the technology behind publishing a web site.

What I’m working on now: Poor man’s version of Speedtest.net

Intro Now that I have a dual-band router I wanted to run some tests to see if 5 GHz is really faster and more stable than 2.4 GHz, as my intuition was telling me. But my only 5 GHz device … Continue reading

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White web page: maximizes your backlight with no invasion of privacy

Intro Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve always had some issues getting my flashlight app to work on my phones. First there’s the issue of finding one from a trusted source (many contain spyware: access to my contacts?? for a … Continue reading

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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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