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Thoughts on Mastodon

Over the holidays I finally took my time to dig into Masodon. It has been a bit of a journey, both to understand how it works, and how to use it. From the start it feels like twitter, but as you use it you see the differences and realise how different they are. Regardless I do now feel at home on Mastodon, and the lack of an algorithm feeding posts it thinks I will like is most refreshing....

January 3, 2023 · 4 min · Oskar Edbro
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Migrating to Hugo

It has now come to an end of an era. The time has come to move on from from my previous way of building this blog (with Jekyll) to something new. For a while now I’ve been looking for a reason to dig some more into golang, so when i began looking for a new theme for my blog the choice to migrate to Hugo came quite easy. At first glance it does exactly the same thing as Jekyll, but for someone who from time to time make changes to the theme it makes more sense (my personal opinion)....

October 16, 2022 · 4 min · Oskar Edbro

Cloudflare, a Couple Months Later

In a previous post I shared my experience with moving my page from Github pages to Cloudflare. It is now time to follow up that post and comment on my experiences after approximately a quarter. The experience of publishing new posts is about the same as when hosting on Github, you just push an update to the specified branch and then a build is triggered that will be published upon completion....

July 11, 2021 · 3 min · Oskar Edbro

Privacy in Browsers

This investigation should not be taken as a full review of the browsers, but wishes to highlight the differences that different browsers have in how they handle user privacy. The test aims to give an overview, not describe in detail what each browser does or does not do. Methodology To perform this test I created a new virtual machine based on Windows MSEdge win10 VM. In this VM I installed the browsers intended to be tested, using the default configuration....

May 29, 2021 · 8 min · Oskar Edbro

Migrating to Cloudflare

I’ve been looking around on how to get some statistics from my blog, especially regarding the number of visitors. Sadly the current solution (GitHub pages) does not seem to natively support this kind of statistics without adding third party tracking. After looking around for different solutions Cloudflare caught my attention. I know that among others, Troy Hunt writes about and uses Cloudflare, so I decided to give it a try....

April 17, 2021 · 2 min · Oskar Edbro