Comments — again

Comments — again
Screenshot from the Isso website

Comments. I’ve written about them before, two times — but here we go again.

Long story short; I’ve spent some time thinking about adding comments, and think it might be time to give it another try. Why now? As my traffic numbers have gone up, so has the emails from readers. I don’t get a lot — by any measure, but I do get some with very good insight about the post.

I’d like to share that knowledge, but reworking it into the article is not always so easy. With a comment section; they could be put on display 🙂

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Being a person that writes

Being a person that writes

In 2021 I wrote 69 blog posts, which is an all time record for me. In 2022 — I’m going to try and keep it going 🙂

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Turning Hugo aliases into AWS S3 redirects

Turning Hugo aliases into AWS S3 redirects

I’m hosting this blog on AWS S3 and Cloudfront. One disadvantage with S3 is that it doesn’t have a simple way of creating redirects — like Netlify, Firebase, or even Nginx.

But there is way; using the AWS CLI, put-object, and the x-amz-website-redirect-location metadata.

Here’s how 👇

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Reddit traffic spike and website performance

Reddit traffic spike and website performance

On Tuesday August 24th I posted a link to my Running underground CAT6 to detached garage post on the r/homelab subreddit. The Reddit post got lots of upvotes and comments — and started climbing on the r/homelab front page.

This generated a spike of traffic like I have never gotten before. In this post I’m going through some numbers; like performance, traffic and cost.

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Adding security headers with AWS Lambda@Edge

Adding security headers with AWS Lambda@Edge

I’m adding security headers to my S3 and CloudFront hosted website — using Lambda@Edge. It’s pretty easy, here is how 👇

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