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On Victoria’s recommendation I began to use block-level, line, and indentation highlighting. I’ve found code navigation to be more effortless than ever. Thanks Victoria!

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Victoria’s post reminds me that it’s about time I figured out how to set up a VPN. While I’m sure ExpressVPN is excellent, I’ll learn tons more by configuring my own WireGuard VPN server. It already comes with client support!

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I disabled my Pi-hole for a few weeks because I didn’t have the network skills to fix an issue. But I’ve gained those skills and am happy to use this amazing software again! Well worth a donation.

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Two links from Victoria Drake proved extremely helpful for my static site, a self-documenting makefile and a portable makefile. The second had a reference to a tool called htmlProofer, which examines my compiled site for html mistakes! Thanks Victoria and Garen!

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I haven’t used this yet, but the ab benchmarking tool might be valuable as a means to learn at what rate a web server could handle traffic before it goes down. Thanks to rachelbythebay for the reference.

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Much has been said about the mental stamina it takes to write software. There are many concepts and skills one keeps top-of-mind to write code, and the mental toll is significant. But my hat goes off to the technical writers. A thorough software requirements specification, development estimate, and statement of work is equally taxing and has (to my knowledge) fewer tools to isolate the complexity. It’s been a long work day…

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Debugging keychain with strace

In which Alex describes a debugging moment.

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The Markup provides a fabulous overview of cookie tracking in their article, “The High Privacy Cost of a “Free” Website”.

And their tracking inspection tool is called Blacklight.

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It’s been on my backlog for a while to do a synopsis of this paper on privacy. It’s the best model I’ve seen to understand what’s at stake and how to communicate it. privacy paper

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I’ve got some work left to do before my IndieWeb setup feels good. In particular, these comments need to be easier to write. I’d like it to be an easy place to share - easier than a blog - but there are technical barriers.

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