Archives: Notes

  • How To Use Mastodon CLI

    I just finished setting up my Mastodon instance and one of the first things I wanted to get my hands on what the Mastodon CLI. I mean, why not use a simple command line interface when you can, right? Turns out, it’s a little less straight-forward compared to WordPress’ WP CLI. In the spirit of […]

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  • AWS S3 Bucket + Cloudflare, a Short HowTo

    First off, I much prefer Cloudflare’s R2 over Amazon’s S3 for a slew of reasons, but I found myself in a place where I needed to offload about 80Gb to AWS S3 bucket to be served under a subdomain, proxied by Cloudflare. I ran into a problem where I could not get a properly configured […]

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  • Finding files in Amazon AWS S3 Buckets

    One of my clients uses a 1.5TB sized bucket on Amazon S3 and regularly needs to have a file removed because of copyright claims or something like that. It’s mostly a legacy bucket without any proper file structure. You can imagine searching through all of the folders is something of a nightmare. At least manually. […]

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  • Goodbye Sharon

    A week ago I wrote this: Goodbye Sharon. You were the best Mom this exchange student could wish for. I am devastated to learn of your sudden passing, and I will miss you dearly. You see, a little over 30 years ago I was an exchange student in the United States. My exchange family were […]

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  • Assume your audience is international – not American

    I see this all the time. Newsletters dropping in my inbox referencing something super specific to the United States. Like Thanksgiving, for instance. And it excludes those that don’t subscribe to your point of view. If you don’t know where the person is from, assume they are international. Don’t go for that default (American) approach […]

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  • Koko Analytics for simple Stats

    Years ago, when you needed a simple way of displaying stats in your WordPress Dashboard, the only set and forget option was WordPress Stats which later got incorporated into Jetpack. And for years, that’s exactly what I installed in WordPress sites. But besides the fact of Jetpack slowing your site down, its Stats module is […]

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  • Force re-downloading plugins and themes with WP-CLI

    Recently I found myself needing to force download all plugins and themes in a WordPress installation. Now, the old way would be to download them, upload them via SFTP. Very laborious, no fun. Enter the fun way: WP-CLI. If you’re unfamiliar with WP-CLI, it’s the command line tool for WordPress. And as all sites on […]

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  • Genesis + IndieWeb

    I’m a big fan of the whole IndieWeb movement. You own your content. Always. I believe we have a better future ahead of us when we start publishing our content independent of the big “news” outlets again like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If you’ve never looked into it, I’d start here. Inspired by my good […]

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