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Shortening My URLs With tekdmn.me

2021-02-08 6 min read Behind the scenes Blog improvements Programming Webdev and administration Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

Has anyone noticed that I’ve been giving out URLs of the form tekdmn.me and not teknikaldomain.me? Well, not only did I buy another domain that’s just a shorter version of this one, but it’s also, at the moment, the singular domain I have that’s 100% serverless. How? Cloudflare, obviously.

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Using Cloudflare's HTTP/2 Server Push

2021-02-01 5 min read Behind the scenes Blog improvements Webdev and administration Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

For those unaware, when using Cloudflare to proxy your site, HTTP/2 support is usually on by default, and highly recommended, and you can also enable HTTP/3 too. But, for a while I thought that Cloudflare’s HTTP/2 would rob you of one of the really cool and touted features of HTTP/2: the server push. Well, as it turns out, that’s completely possible. Let’s dive in.

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Temperatures as You Like

2021-01-27 4 min read Behind the scenes Blog improvements Programming Webdev and administration Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

So here’s a short one for you: Do you like your temperatures expressed as °F, or °C?1

Well, there’s one fundamental issue with me writing like this. I can put, say, “I decreased temperatures by 20°F by cleaning the fans,” but if you’re a °C person, then you need to take a quick detour to convert that to units that you’re more familiar with. A common way to do this would be to notate that as “20°F (11.11 °C)", which works, but I’m effectively stating myself twice, and hoping that I actually got my numbers right. Plus that opens up the possibility for writing °F (°C) one time, and °C (°F) another. So for basically no benefit except me getting to be proud of myself, let’s improve on that.

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Making Footnotes More Accessible With Littlefoot

2021-01-26 3 min read Behind the scenes Blog improvements Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

You all know how footnotes work here, right? A little superscript number at the end of a sentence, and a list of numbers at the very bottom of the article, usually little remarks or extra details that are useful but not worth interrupting the flow of the article as a whole (or references). There’s just one problem: the notes aren’t anywhere near their associated text, meaning if you do want to read them, you might need to do some bouncing back-and-forth to understand everything. Well, no more!

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Adding proper TOCs to my posts (AKA theme update)

2021-01-24 3 min read Behind the scenes Blog improvements Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count
Fun fact: until recently, I’ve yet to update the Bilberry theme since I started this. Well, I just updated. And hopefully, you’ll see some changes immediately. Anyways, here’s the list of user-facing changes: Tables of Contents What I think is the biggest update here… proper support for a table of contents for a post, automatically generated off the headings. Well, not only is that a thing that can happen now by setting a variable in my posts, but I even have a shortcode for where this gets generated. Continue reading

Adding Detailed Zoom Images

2020-07-14 2 min read Behind the scenes Blog improvements Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

Remember the time I added Medium Zoom? Well as it turns out, as I was reading through Zoom’s documentation, that you can specify a separate URL to load when the image zooms in. I like this, because I crop all my images to be (for landscape oriented) 1000 pixels wide, just slightly over the size of the content area that they go into. This is a serious reduction in size from the resolution they’re taken at. I do this just to improve load times, even with WebP and compression, extra pixels (that get resized to nothingness) are extra data that needs to be sent. And since it’s literally too big to be shown like that, I crop them so that pages load nearly instantly. The problem is that when you click on an image to see it, you get… basically nothing. I (because reasons) don’t have any old images so they’ll stay the same. But from now on, any images that are added in will have a detailed version that loads when you click to zoom.

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Regaining Hugo Image Processing

2020-06-15 6 min read Behind the scenes Blog improvements Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

So as of now, there’s about half as many LFS objects in this blog’s repository, the page size has fallen by, well, not exactly a rock, but by a noticeable amount, and as of now, all my images are around the same size again. So what gives?

Well like the trend is on this site, I offloaded some responsibility to something else. And by something, I once again mean Cloudflare. This time, not workers, but a feature standard with the Pro plan that I switched to a bit ago.

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