9th April 2022
Assume you write a longer blog post with multiple headings. Then you probably want to have a table of contents at the head of your text, so readers can easily navigate and have a better overview of the content. This blog contains mostly shorter posts, so usually there is no need for a table of…
5th April 2022
This blog runs using Simplified Saaze. Almost every blog post contains categories and tags. Although previously these categories and tags were not linked together in any way. I.e., there is no way to find all blog post relating to one specific category.
Task at hand: Add categories and tags to…
26th March 2022
In continuation of Accelerating Page Load Times by Reducing Requests from last year, I tried to reduce the number of request even further. This time I stumbled on this opportunity by accident. When I changed my favicon.ico file, I read at favicon.cc that you can embed your favicon.ico between the…
21st March 2022
The German magazine PHPMagazin has an article written by me on Static Site Generators, PHP-FFI, PHP-PECL, and on XHProf. The article is in German.
Simplified Saaze is the static site generator used by this blog. Its description is here: Simplified Saaze.
The editorial manager of the magazine,…
20th March 2022
In an article An open-source COBOL contender emerges a "real" compiler for COBOL was announced. This newly announced compiler is a frontend to gcc. This contrasts with GnuCOBOL, which translates COBOL to C and then calls gcc. As the performance of GnuCOBOL is a little bit disappointing,…
6th March 2022
This blog uses the Hiawatha web-server. Hiawatha is a lightweight web-server with special focus on security.
Hiawatha offers, among other features, reverse proxy functionality and URL rewriting, see man page. Reverse proxy is configured by keyword ReverseProxy. Multiple reverse proxies may be…
7th February 2022
Task at hand: lowercase ca. half a million file names. The obvious solution would be to use the mv command together with tr to accomplish the job:
for i in A B C ...; do mv $i `echo $i | tr '[A-Z]' '[a-z]'`; done
Each file would spawn two processes: one for the tr and one for the mv itself. The…
23rd January 2022
Task at hand: Convert IMS/DC MFS to PHP code. This is vaguely similar to the task that the MFS language utility DFSUPAA0 does. IMS/DC is a mainframe based transaction manager. MFS is an Assembler like description of the message format used in IMS/DC.
Parse MFS using Perl:
Screen layout is…
17th January 2022
As written in Generate RSS from Markdown extracting RSS from Markdown with frontmatter is simple. Now I took a slightly different approach and generate RSS from the HTML files directly.
For this blog I still want an RSS feed. Simplified Saaze does not provide this functionality. Simplified Saaze as…
11th January 2022
End of May 2021 I moved my blog from WordPress to self hosted, see Moved Blog To eklausmeier.goip.de. Now after roughly half a year I regained ca. half of the visitors I had on WordPress. Contrary to some murky SEO advice Google does not honor "noindex". I have below HTML code in all my…
4th January 2022
When you have a blog you might want to engage with your readers by allowing them to comment on your posts. WordPress allows this out of the box. But when using a static site generator then having a commenting system is a bit more difficult. Many have resorted to Disqus. But Disqus has a number of…
31st December 2021
Internet adoption rates are phenomenal. I already mentioned in India is now the third largest Smartphone market in the world - Android Authority the massive growth in India.
Above graphs are from Our World in Data: Technology Adoption written by Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser.
14th December 2021
13th December 2021
1. Problem statement. When you run a web-server on your machine many bots and crawlers will visit. When analysing how many "real" visitors you have, you should therefore suppress these entries in your analysis from your log file of the web-server.
This blog is served by Hiawatha…
30th November 2021
Hiawatha is a secure and reliable web-server. It is used for this blog. AWStats is a collection of Perl-scripts to analyze log-files from web-servers. By default, AWStats can read Apache log-files. It cannot directly read log-files from Hiawatha.
The Hiawatha log-file format is:
host, this is the…
16th November 2021
In trying to decrease load times of this blog, I noticed that the prism.js library requires quite a number of requests to the unpkg-server. So I tried to combine all these requests into only two. The results are quite impressive.
I compared various measurements using tools.pingdom.com.
13th November 2021
Zola is a static site generator written in Rust. Hugo is a static site generator written in Go. Simplified Saaze, Saaze for short, is written in PHP.
Task: Compare run times of Saaze vs. Hugo vs Zola. I didn't find a direct comparison so far. There is a comparison of Eleventy vs. Gatsby vs. Hugo…
12th November 2021
I already described some changes I made to the original Saaze software:
Moved Blog To eklausmeier.goip.de
Calling MD4C from PHP via FFI
Considerations Regarding Simplifications of Saaze
Profiling PHP Programs
In Making Static Site Generator 30-Times Faster I already described that removing…
31st October 2021
4.1 Static site generator
4.2 Dynamic content generation
4.3 Single file generation
4.4 Specifying an alternate build directory
4.5 Turning extract file generation on
4.6 Draft mode
4.7 Categories and tags
29th October 2021
Task at hand: You receive daily reports with attachments, which you need to analyze programmatically. Therefore you want those attachments in your filesystem. You need an Outlook macro, which saves all those attachments to a directory. Outlook VBA to the rescue.
Below macro processes all e-mails…