The holidays left me stuffed, and so busy that work became an afterthought. My friend also had some medical issues and I ended up being a driver for most of the month. I swear, driving takes a lot out of me, physically and mentally. There are only a couple updates this month.
Sometimes, you need to blow away Docker’s cache because an external resource changed. This is a hack to do it by inserting a “no op”.
Google says that advertisers are paying $35 per click for ads on some Docker-related pages. They aren’t the pages I’m writing; not yet anyway.
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This month, our “hobby” server took a big dump, and we said, “screw it, we need to install the ‘new’ server.” This “new” server is a few years old, but switching servers is such a huge pain in the ass that we avoided it.
Besides, the old server has been pretty reliable. We’ve had to replace the power supply, a hard drive, and memory, but… not bad for 10+ years. Fsck even fixed it up, but re-racking a heavy 2RU, decade+ year old server is a terrible idea.
I’ve got three new articles, and the first two are from this upgrade:
One new page is an aggregation of a series from a while back about fixing my personal computer:
I’ll try to share one article I’ve read that’s tech/internet in each post.
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A list of commands for the “d” attribute in an SVG PATH element.
Continue reading SVG Path Commands
I came across this in the uploads. Missed it for a long time. Should I start posting some other web shells I’ve collected?
Continue reading Root Shell Called Web Shell by oRb
I was thinking about how facebook updates parse out the url, then construct a nice looking preview. I think what it takes is scanning the textarea for a url, and then using ajax to tell the server to fetch a summary of the page at the url. get the data back, and insert it into a template, and reveal it.
This is a republication of a post from January 2012. I would not write it this way today.
Continue reading Facebook-style Previews