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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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Complying With the Latest Security Policies

2020-04-12 12 min read Behind the scenes Blog improvements Webdev and administration Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

Modern websites and modern browsers support a wide range of security features to communicate specifically what is and is not allowed to be loaded, executed, or sent over the network. Being the person that I am, I’m going to comply with the latest guidelines and best practices as much as I can… and it’s a headache.

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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 Webdev and administration 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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Understanding Robots.txt and Sitemap.xml

2020-02-19 7 min read Tech explained Webdev and administration Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

For those unaware, there are two special files that almost all websites use to influence how visitors see them. Not human visitors, but bots — web crawlers, search engines, one of the many various “internet archival” sites, you name it. Maybe you’d like to know this because you’re building up a website or service, or maybe you’re just curious on how to read them. In either case, let’s get to explaining.

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