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Setting out to create a simple contact form turned out to involve more work than I anticipated. I need it for one of my new static sites. The examples I found was to old, lacking spam protection and/or relied on multiple/large libraries.
Hugo introduced custom output formats in version 0.20 and here I will be using it to generate two different JSON outputs for my site. First a search index that can be used with various search solutions. Second a JSON Feed, a new alternative for RSS feeds.
Some tulips eating animals gave rise to the need of a security camera system. One could have bought a ready made system but that’s boring and as recent events show, their security is often abysmal. Much better to build my own system and I have been mening to play with the Raspberry Pi computers.
xdeb.org is now generated with Hugo, the static site generator that I wrote about in my last post Using Hugo for a simple web site and porting the Drupal Zen theme. One less Drupal site to keep updated. Now it’s “only” the content I need to add and update here.
A couple of years ago static web site generators was the next big thing. I have been meaning to try one out and last week I had the opportunity. I went to Top Open-Source Static Site Generators - StaticGen to see what the options where nowadays.
After reading articles like My First 5 Minutes On A Server by Bryan Kennedy and My First 10 Minutes On a Server by Cody Littlewood I was inspired to write up how I setup a new server. There are no special tricks in the way I setup servers to make them secure.
Let’s Encrypt is a project that offer free domain validated SSL/TLS certificates. The organisations and companies behind it includes EFF, Mozilla, Akamai and Cisco as well as many other. EFF has long been working for HTTPS Everywhere and Let’s Encrypt is a big step in this direction.
På två veckor har det ansamlats 26 stycken skräppost in min skräppostmapp. Av dessa är 17 på svenska, de flesta skickade från Sverige av svenska företag! I Sverige är det obegripligt nog lagligt för företag att spamma andra företag.