In my web development career, I have countless times needed to look at Apache logs to figure out or find out about problems with sites, monitor activity, or for various other purposes. I’ve used command line tools to help with this, often looking for strings and counting occurrences. Since I recently needed to create a command string to count unique IP’s connected to a given string in the logs, I thought I’d post about it and a few related useful commands.Continue reading post "Looking at Apache logs with command line tools"
As of the start of Prime day yesterday, the Amazon home page seems to completely freeze up my laptop.Continue reading post "#3070"
Some presumed bots figured out the reCaptcha (version 2) we protect forms with at Cogneato.Continue reading post "reCaptcha solved by bots?"
I’ve upgraded my Firefox Android install to the new version running GeckoView.Continue reading post "#3014"
Recently, one of Cogneato’s client’s site donate form was submitted thousands of times, presumably to fraudulently test credit card numbers.Continue reading post "#2907"
I’m quite glad to see labels (similar to GMail’s) are finally landing in Fastmail.Continue reading post "#2897"
A few web servers that I’ve needed to access for work have blocked my connection when connecting via tethering to my phone internet (T-Mobile). To get around this, I used an SSH tunnel as a SOCKS proxy for my web traffic.Continue reading post "SSH tunnel as “poor mans” VPN"
I made it through the first week of working from home during this virus-caused lockdown.Continue reading post "#2746"
To make use of the short domain I bought recently (macn.me), I came up with the concept of a business card-like intro landing page.Continue reading post "Short domain intro card"
In the interest of progressive enhancement, my site doesn’t force browsers to connect over HTTPS unless they demonstrate support for it.Continue reading post "Forcing HTTPS and progressive enhancement"