Learning Weekly

Weekly: Fixed images not loading on blog

This blog has went down twice in the past week. Which seems rather unstable. But I always have to keep in mind that it’s a $1 web host after all.

That 86 mins downtime right there ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Averaging 1 second for response time, not great but not terrible

I know this because I use this service called uptimerobot which is a freemium service that can help you keep track of your services uptime. I’ve been using it for the past couple of years but I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned on this blog. It’s great because it will send you email notifications when it’s unable to reach your site!

It’s interesting that when I was self-hosting it, it only ever went down for 2 mins over 6,500 thousand hours. It’s a bit insane when I think about how far tech has came.

The logs only shows so far back on the free plan

Not sure if anyone noticed but the images has not been loading consistently on the blog, it was due to the image optimiser + caching + CloudFlare. Decided to simplify everything by relying on WordPress’s Jetpack CDN to load my images instead and it’s loading pretty much instantly now!

Because it was the long weekends, I finally have the time to write up Part 2 of the immutability series. Go check out Part 1 if you have not yet!

Kept it pretty short and sweet this time round cause There’s really mountains of materials online and for an article that is more “about my experience”, didn’t really find the need to rehash the same words again.

Again, because of the long weekends, I finally had the time to edit some photos from Japan.

These were all edited on my iPad Pro 2018, been trying to push it harder and this definitely did. I think this is the 2nd time in the entire time that I’ve owned it that I actually felt it heat up.

I’ve been doing most of my blogging on iPad. I originally plan to write a short a post about how I’m using it, but I lost the motivation ever since I found this guy on YouTube that put everything I’ve done to shame. I highly recommend you to check out his channel cause he’s a security professional that has somehow managed to use only an iPad for everything for the past 2-3 years.I never knew how much that tiny tablet could do until I saw his videos.

Been a little bit busy recently, I switched project teams about 2 months ago, changing my role from DevOps to Dev, but as fate would have it, I’m slowly transitioning back into DevOps again. This is a good thing, I genuinely think that I have a knack for it and it’s generally easier than development for me. Will be writing more things related to it soon!

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