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Not sure if I’m the only developer out there who wishes to do this…

When developing software, you often want to throw in a couple of informative messages like “Waiting for X to finish” so you can watch how your program’s execution flows when testing it, or perhaps notify you when an error pops up. The latter will generally also be included in finished software, to aid in troubleshooting scenarios. There’s multiple levels to this “logging” practice though, and if you take the effort to put the messages in there you can actually set up a very flexible solution.

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As it turns out, I can do way more on my web server than I had thought!

Many times have I complained how restrictive being on a shared machine is and how admin-level access is pretty much mandatory for installing anything big. Turns out that’s not actually the case. Yes, for some tooling there’s just no way around it, but I’ve found a lot of things can be made to work in just your part of the system, without requiring any sort of fancy permissions.

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Having a bit of trouble again since I suck at following my own advice.

Yesterday I talked about my small struggles with connecting to my server from an outside machine. Support was quick to aid me and pointed out I have to explicitly open up a port for a specific part of a domain. Makes tons of sense, nothing really surprising there. But then I continue with messing around, and I discover my current setup is having a bit of trouble dealing with multiple connections.

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All shapes and sizes.

Due to a future project needing some way to communicate with other clients, and the whole suite of connection-related tools missing from my skill-set, I figured it was about time I get my hands dirty with some digital communication. I’ve already used it more than I can count on a thousand hands, because hey, websites also communicate with the user. That’s all abstracted away though. In this case, I need to see to the entirety of the information being sent myself.

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Talking about places like YouTube and Medium, those kind of things.

They’re generally great platforms in that they allow lots of people to make a living off the content they can serve there. Cool stuff, lots of new jobs on the market and all that, but the content creators are so dependent on those distributers. If YouTube chooses to not show your new video in the inboxes of half your subscribers (which they have actually done a couple of times) then you essentially lose half your income for that piece of content.

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