Posts filed under the 'Blog' category


Subtracting AddThis

Back in June Mozilla released the latest version of the Firefox browser with an oft-requested feature turned on by default. The feature? Blocking web trackers. Excellent news, especially to a Firefox addict like me. […]

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Coincidence, nostalgia

I’ve had my Audi A3 for over nine years now, and will probably keep it for a while longer. Reason? It’s a manual transmission, which I prefer, and Audi no longer import manuals. Also, I’m now used to not having a car payment, be it lease or loan, and have no desire to embark on that journey again. So, at just over 10K miles per year, it ticked over the magic 100K miles just over a month ago. Nice! […]

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HP19B II Business Calculator

What with all the news about a possible recession due to an inverted yield curve (now, there’s a possible post, given my work for a Swaps trading group a while back), and given that someone commented on one of my old posts about a calculator in my collection, I thought it was about time to show off another one. This time we’re going to talk Business. […]

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My most recent sunk cost fallacy

So I have this mini PC in my office that I use for various personal apps and data, stuff I don’t want on my laptop in case that goes missing, gets confiscated or nicked, etc, when I travel. Ultra-cautious, moi? […]

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Revamped Boyet – redux

In less than a week, after almost ten years (!), the GoDaddy hosting plan I had for this site will expire. Transferring it and all its existing content to Microsoft Azure (and securing it along the way) has been a journey and a half, let me tell you, and over the past month or so – you may have noticed when stuff didn’t work – I’ve been finalizing all the tweaks I had to do. For future reference, here in no particular order were some of the last minute fine-tuning I had to do. […]

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Reviving my XPS 15z

So, recently I upgraded my main laptop to the latest-but-one XPS 13. All fine and dandy, but as I started to reinstall stuff, I noticed that my license for VMWare was a little (he says discreetly) out of date. And they wanted $149 to upgrade. Normally that’s fine, but it has to be said my use of virtual machines is getting a bit long in the tooth. […]

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Case-sensitive website on AWS

As part of my divestiture from GoDaddy hosting for boyet.com, I had to move my old static site as well as this blog. The static site moved to secondboyet.com (being the second wave of blogging I did for boyet) and the third current wave is still on boyet.com (but now resides on Microsoft Azure). Because that second wave served up static pages (there ain’t no blog engine there) and because Amazon’s AWS is dirt cheap in those circumstances (plus it can serve it up securely via HTTPS and SSL), that’s where I moved it. I added a bit of code to boyet.com’s web.config to redirect requests and all was good. […]

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Blue screening Dell XPS 13 9370

So, over the Christmas holidays I bought myself a refurbished Dell XPS 13 9370 to replace my three-year-old XPS 13 9350 and … wait for it … a 1TB Samsung EVO 960 SSD to go in it. The laptop just came with 512GB, which these days is JUST NOT ENOUGH! […]

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Securing boyet.com, part N: DONE!

After some time gnawing at my fingernails being properly indecisive, I finally pulled the trigger: moved this blog to Azure, and added an SSL certificate to make it secure. It’s now all done: all the internal links have been updated, the web.config has been properly modified, it works in Firefox and Chrome. In the middle of all this, I also updated my laptop (which didn’t help since Windows Live Writer can no longer be installed and is dead, dead, dead, so hello Open Live Writer, which admittedly also seems to be lying down at the bottom of the cage, feet in the air). […]

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Securing boyet.com, part 2: secondboyet

Just a quick update after starting this series a couple of months ago: secondboyet.com is now secure and, even better, gets an A+ from securityheaders.com. Even, gasp, the Content Security Policy. […]

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