New Site

If you have come here before you would have noticed there is now a new face to my blog. More space, better fonts & (in my opinion) just generally nicer.

I wrote a "timeline/history" about the blog/my site and dug up some Internet Archive links for each step. You can read about it in the blog post - Mikestreety's New Clothes

New Server

I hinted in the last Weeknotes about moving to a new server - which mikestreety (and some of my side projects) are now running on. Run by Hetzner, this server is beefier than my one before and I know a bit more about what I'm doing, so hopefully I won't screw it up!

There was one issue, where every 24 hours the network would cut out. I traced this down to an incorrectly configured IP6 interface. Not sure why or how it was happening, but I disabled IPv6 in /etc/sysctl.conf and that solved my issue:

# Disable IPV6
net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 0
net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 0
net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 0

Cloudflare blogs

I seem to be on a bit of a run of blog posts about Cloudflare at the moment (not sure

Personal RSS

I'm a big fan of RSS but used to rely on a desktop app on my work computer - which meant when I worked from home I missed out. After doing some research, I have installed TinyTinyRSS on my server, so I can access it anywhere.

Find and Replace in Vim

Setting up a new server means lots of command line work, and lots of vim usage. Because of that, I now have a few snippets I rely on:

  • :%s/find/replace/g - find all instances of "find" and replace them with "replace"
  • :w !sudo tee % - if you have oped a file as a user but need root permissions to save a file

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Mike Street

Written by Mike Street

Mike is a front-end developer from Brighton, UK. He spends his time writing, cycling and coding. You can find Mike on Twitter.