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Shortening My URLs With tekdmn.me

2021-02-08 6 min read Behind the scenes Blog improvements Programming Tech Web stuff 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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AbuseIPDB Checking With Postfix

2021-01-28 11 min read Programming Security Software Sysadmin stuff Tech Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

So if you’ve not heard, there’s this website called AbuseIPDB, which, no affiliation, is a website where webmasters can submit reports of abusive IP addresses, and then query those reports, either manually, or using their REST API. And this is how I did exactly that, to help cut down some of the spam on my email server. Let’s get started.

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Temperatures as You Like

2021-01-27 4 min read Behind the scenes Blog improvements Programming Web stuff 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 the way I have been. 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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Spin the Whee- I Mean, the Subtitle Randomizer!

2020-05-05 7 min read Behind the scenes Blog improvements Programming Tech Web stuff Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

So if you haven’t noticed, every time you view that main title bar, the subtitle has a little extra tagline on the end of it… sometimes, sometimes it doesn’t. Well, that randomizes on every request. And here, we talk about the smallest thing I’ve made, to date: the tagline picker for that.

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Adding Google Charts Integration

2020-04-14 8 min read Behind the scenes Blog improvements Programming Tech Web stuff Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

Yesterday I posted about Cloudflare’s cache, and if you didn’t notice (or read far enough down), there’s actual pie charts with data in them for visualization.

Yeah, so now I can add the Google Charts API and draw charts on any page that I like, and the best part is that it was surprisingly simple to do that.

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Improving My Site With Cloudflare Workers and Amazon S3

2020-04-05 16 min read Behind the scenes Blog improvements Programming Tech Web stuff Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

So as of now, anything much more over 1 MB I’m not going to take up space on all my devices hosting — I’ll just offload it to someone else. And how do I get it back? JavaScript.

No wait, I’m actually serious. As of now, I essentially have Cloudflare as a CDN that’s backed by the Amazon S3 storage service. Posts such as the one about light balance have everything but the featured image… not here anymore.

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Today I Discovered: Graph Databases

2020-03-19 4 min read Programming Today I discovered Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count
So if you’re used to databases, you know what SQL is, most likely, and the most common SQL (relational) databases. If you’re a little more advanced, maybe you’ve heard of or even messed around with NoSQL databases. Well today, I just found something cool: graph databases — a cross between a database, and mathematical graph theory. SQL / Relational Databases SQL, or Structured Query Language, is a language that allows you to perform operations on a database, more or less independent of the database itself, the file format on disk, etc. Continue reading
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