Moving to Pelican

Motivations

For a While now I have been using Jekyll to generate a Static website. I have found that a static website generator has met my needs so was not looking to replace this. But I was looking to try out a new method. This with my preference to Python …

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Running Next Cloud on Raspberry PI next steps

Introduction

As I discussed in my last post I did not have a well setup up location for my files to be stored. Sense then I have picked up a external Hard drive and a Raspberry Pi4 4GB to serve this purpose. In this I will be using ZFS mostly …

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Running Next Cloud on Raspberry PI

This Post on http://unixetc.co.uk inspired me to set up my own NextCloud server on a raspberry pi. If you want a dead simple install I would follow that guide. But I wanted to go a bit farther and see what kind of performance I could get out …

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2 ways to test and 7 ways to improve your load times

Anyone that has used the internet has been frustrated by slow load times for websites. This can vary from simple annoyance to completely abandoning the site due to how slow it is to load and use. While certain things like the speed of light or bad cell connections is outside …

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Getting Pi-hole to do reverse lookups

As I was unable to find this anywhere on the web and had to walk back to the solution from dnsmasq I thought that some others may find this interesting.

The problem

Many users of Pi-hole would the built in DHCP server. But for those like me that have a …

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Acceptible Failure

While we think of failure as a binary True/False this is rarely the case. The success or failure is a culmination of all the parts coming together. By thinking about this beforehand you can think about the level of success in these parts. You can have a overall failure …

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Jekyll on Windows 10

Installing Jekyll on windows.

I installed this based on the excellent guide on setting this up on Jekyll's site here. https://jekyllrb.com/docs/windows/

This is a overview of the commands that I run.

  • Update system
 sudo apt-get update -y && sudo apt-get upgrade -y
Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu …
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robots.txt

What is Robots.txt

robots.txt is a file placed at the root of a website requesting web crawlers not index parts of a website. This does not enforce this in anyway but is a defacto standard that most reputable search engines and web crawlers will respect.

How to add …

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DO Object Store with AWS CLI

In my day job I work with AWS's S3 extensively and use the AWS CLI for the majority of cli tasks.

When I started paying around with Digital Ocean's object store and found that it was S3 API computable the first thing that I wanted to test is if I …

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New Web Site Architecture

As may be clear I have rebuilt my website from wordpress to Jekyll. I will documenting the reasons for this change and how I designed this new site in this post.

Goals for move

  • Reduce Costs
  • Wordpress is a very Powerful CMS and so intern takes a good chunk of …
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