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02 Mar 2018

Proxy Specific Sites with PAC Files

Dev SysAdmin

Proxy auto-config files, or PAC files, are a neat way to programmatically decide whether to send requests for a website via a proxy or direct. This post is a brief introduction on how to write and install such a file.

15 Feb 2018

When does running git clone give a dirty working directory?

Dev Git SysAdmin

I started working on a new programming task and needed to make an edit to some code in one of our main repos. This was the first time I'd used the repo on this machine. This is also where things started to get strange...

01 Feb 2018

PHP for Static Websites on Netlify

Dev Git Netlify PHP

Regular readers of this blog will no doubt have noticed my recent obsession with migrating websites away from servers I have to maintain onto servers where I do not. This week's task was to move a PHP site to static hosting with minimal effort.

28 Jan 2018

Jessops And The Sneaky Newsletter Sign-Up

Dev

If there is one thing more annoying than automatically being opted in to receive a newsletter, it's not knowing that you've opted in.

19 Jan 2018

Why Host Static Sites on Netlify?

Dev Git SysAdmin

I moved a couple of micro websites off my own server and instead started hosting them with Github Pages. Since then another option has presented itself in the form of Netlify. This post is a quick look at Netlify's offering compared to Github Pages and the reasons I'm quickly becoming a fan.

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