The previous incarnation of this blog had a lot more inbound links, and accumulates spam. One day, I had 14,000 comments pending, and most were spam. So, I wrote a tool to help work through the backlog. https://github.com/johnkawakami/delete-comments-matching-blacklist It basically worked, but at one point, I had a bug: I had it match a field […]
I’m having some Google indexing problems, with some traffic going to riceball.com, and some coming to technote.fyi. According to Search Console, I still have 367 riceball.com pages; in reality, I have maybe 40 pages. Some of these pages haven’t been crawled since the middle of 2018. They don’t show up in search results. Looking back, […]
This is my new site. Old content from riceball.com will be copied here, and removed from there.
I’m moving the site over to technote.fyi, and will be converting this domain over to a rice ball / food / restaurant domain. Google doesn’t seem to consider the domain that much when indexing a site – this site comes up for software tech, but not for rice balls! Obviously, this domain would increase in […]
Qmail QFILTERS How to set up filter scripts for Qmail on Debian, a feature that’s not really documented in the tutorials. Bye Bye Qmail I had to drop my preferred mail server. The Best SEO Spam Ever On one of my other blogs, I get a torrent of SEO comment spam. Reading the spam sometimes […]
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 […]
The Nautilus Trash feature stopped working, so I could only delete a file completely, rather than move it to the trash. Here’s what’s happening, and how to restore it.
The file is located in the same folder as the document. It’s named .~lock* so you need to make the hidden files visible to see it. The thread.
If you need to read through a lot of email addresses, try Thunderbird. I’ve had over ten addresses in it, and it works pretty well. It also has an RSS reader that I rarely use, but it’s there. It’s my preferred client, and after a lot of use, I finally donated to the project. https://donate.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/
My hard drive is failing, and I’m about to replace it. That means it’s time to check the backups, to make sure they are functional. This short article describes my home backup system. You might find this useful for setting up your own backups.