Teknikaldomain.me Website Architecture Overview

2020-06-22 16 min read Behind the scenes Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

So I just checked in with initialcommit.com , the website run by Jacob Stopak, the same person I collaborated with to help explain the internals of version control systems, not once , but twice even. And he published an overview of how he made the site, and what tools he used. As I was looking, I noticed, we took a very different approach to get to two similar endpoints.

If you just want to see what I did, read on. If you want to see the differences, or are just curious about the various ways that sites can be built, read his first, then come back with that knowledge in mind.

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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 close 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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Upgrading to a Cloudflare Pro Plan

2020-05-03 6 min read Behind the scenes Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count

So as of yesterday, the Cloudflare plan on this site has changed from free to pro, the second of four, and the cheapest paid plain that they have. Really, there’s not that much that you will see, but there’s plenty of backend changes that I’m going to be using with this. And I’m going to break down what the actual changes are.

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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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Adventures in HAProxy

2019-09-10 11 min read Behind the scenes Network maintenance Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count
For those of you that do not know, haproxy is an amazing little piece of kit that can proxy HTTP and arbitrary TCP connections. It’s also so customizeable that I’m practically using it as my main NAT to my network, and do indeed refer to it internally as the “border gateway.” With one exception (SSH, more on that later), everything that comes into the TD-StorageBay network, yes, that includes this site too, passes through that one process. Continue reading