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Migrating Google+ -> Wordpress

After whining about "useless google takeout", I decided to do something about it. Initially, I contacted Wordpress to see if they were planning to do anything and/or if they already had a plugin or script.

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History of Asciifun.com

Many, many years ago I owned and ran asciifun.com. Mostly it was created as a way to paste figlet output into code comments and other random stupidity happening on irc networks. Back in 1999, this…

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Silly bash shell scripts for APIs

Recently, I've been using various APIs from the bash shell. It's an exercise in response to, "can it be done?" There is no other point. These are loosely tested and probably insecure in various ways.

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An Experiment on Returning to HTTP

Around a month ago, I left Cloudflare and went back to HTTP-only sites. Not HTTPS. I did it for my own reasons, mostly performance-related. This is a long, somewhat technical post on my musings about…

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Dan Luu & Computer Input Lag

Interesting, http://danluu.com/input-lag/ I sometimes long for the performance of the BeBox. My memory is that it was incredibly fast and responsive no matter what you asked it to do. Of course, as Dan says, memory…

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MassTLC Keynote Presentation

On 6 October, 2016 I gave the following keynote speech at the MassTLC D3: Data, Development, & Drive Software Dev Conference. The full video is available on my YouTube channel. Good afternoon. My name is Andrew.

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Random Perl

I found some really old perl scripts from last century or so: This will convert irc logs from axur to mirc: #!/usr/local/bin/perl -w # #use strict;use Time::Local;my $month1 = 0; my $day1 = 0; my…

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