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on hosting-adventures

How I stumbled my way into adding SSL to my domain

I must admit I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to self-managed hosting. The past two years have been full of hosting-related adventures yet I still feel overjoyed each time I manage to achieve something trivial (with great efforts, I should add). After a couple of days
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on hosting-adventures

How to redirect www to non-www with Nginx / Ubuntu / DigitalOcean

Coming from the land of cPanel / Apache, managing my own droplet on DigitalOcean was a real adventure. Some things were easy to understand, some were harder and some made me look like the amateur I am. I managed to add multiple domains and subdomains with success during the past two
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Crashing the uncrashable

Usually the goal in programming is not to have your code crashing. Usually. I was mentioning last month that I took a liking to HackeRank and one of the most demanding challenges I ran into was one at the complete beginner / easy level. Titled Exceptions - String to Integer, it
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Keep it stupidly-simple

When I started to learn the intricacies of Javascript I was working alongside a colleague. He was a great programmer with different strengths than mine so it gave me a nice learning boost by turning pretty much everything into a competition. I remember him one time showing me how much
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Thoughts on HackerRank

Lately I've been killing time on HackerRank. What is HackerRank? I will lazily quote their About Us page: We rank programmers based on their coding skills, helping companies source great programmers and reduce the time to hire. The HackerRank platform is the destination for the best engineers to hone their
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Difficulty is relative

Today I read a thought-provoking article on Wordpress, claiming that Wordpress is not easy. Now, I'm by no means an expert on Wordpress but I do have my fair share of experience with it, from all points of view. Having switched from it to Ghost and with a better idea
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