General web nerd. Rider of bicycles. Amateur picture taker.

  • My Twitter Replacement

    Spoiler: It’s Nitter. I made my last post to Twitter today (at least until the situation changes): To elaborate on that (in order of preference): Enter Nitter Unfortunately not everyone that I followed on Twitter is available in other places, which has been the main reason to stick around this long. I’m now using Nitter […]

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  • Custom Domains on iCloud Email

    I’ve been concerned for a while about Apple’s long-term commitment to iCloud email, and have been considering the painful task of switching my primary email address from my 10+ year old @me.com address[1] to one at my domain. That is not to say I think they’re actually going to shut down iCloud email, but their apparent […]

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  • Exclude posts from WordPress’s Sitemap

    Starting with 5.5, WordPress now generates its own sitemap.xml without the need of a plugin. It’s possible to filter the results to exclude a specific post using the below filter: That filter takes a familiar WP_Query argument, so it’s quite simple to add any additional filters, for example if you wanted to exclude posts from […]

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  • Self-Hosting Fathom analytics behind Apache

    I’m hosting Fathom on my domain at /fathom. It runs its own web server, so I’ve done this using a reverse proxy that makes the Fathom server accessible at that virtual directory. Their self-hosting instructions do have an example configuration for using Fathom with a reverse proxy through NGINX, but not Apache. Fortunately the idea’s […]

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Please excuse the rough edges. This site is an experiment with WordPress 5.9’s Full Site Editing – a new way to make websites with open source software. Things may be a little rough for the foreseeable future, though (hopefully) still entirely useful.