Apologies for the few legitimate users on my server, but I had to make a purge due to too many spam users. I’d originally made use of SI CAPTCHA, but it appears that approach is just far too simple for spambots these days. reCAPTCHA is a popular solution as well but also proved ineffective. So […]
In my quest to leave Bluehost as my web hosting provider, I needed a solution for my email. Uncertain as to whether my next provider would satisfy my email needs, I decided to search for email-only providers. Here are some of my findings…
Plus Addressing is a very simple way to have multiple “discardable” email addresses with no-hassle. Basically you add a “+tag” to your username. So for example, if your email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, you can add a “+” then any word you want. This gives you a few options when handing out your email address to online […]
After about 10 years with Bluehost (2007-2017), I finally decided to switch hosting providers. Bluehost has served me decently over all these years. I can’t say I’d been 100% happy with them, but they did server their purpose. However, due to various reasons (performance, quality, service, etc.), I’ve finally decided to switch hosting providers…
Personally, I’ve come to the conclusion that dynamic websites are the wrong way to go for a blog, but that’s the topic of a whole other article. For now, if you want something easy to setup and well supported, WordPress is the dominant player. But how do you make it fast?
These days git appears to have won the SCM “wars”. While it’s fantastic for what it was intended (source code), it has some short-comings when you try to use it for large (i.e. >10 GB) repositories.
A quick guide to backing up on Amazon S3
There’s plenty of reviews out there for these two transactional mail services. But here’s a few “at a glance” items that’s not obvious from most reviews I’ve come across.
There’s a number of reasons you might want to how your own email server. For me, it’s mostly about control. I want to make sure I always have access to all my information. And having lived through the early days of the Internet back in the early 90’s, I’ve lived through many transitions away from […]
Here’s a random list of useful tools to validate your websites: