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๐Ÿ“– Guestbook

Yeah, guestbooks are still a thing and I’m rocking one. Please feel free to sign my guestbook and/or peruse the entries left by others.

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Ridwan wrote on 16 Feb 2021:
Hi Kev, I remember this Guestbook thing. I think it was part of Yahoo Geocities? This is a brilliant feature!
Admin Reply by: Kev Quirk
Guestbooks weโ€™re pretty popular on the 90s/00s web, not just in GeoCities. Theyโ€™re great, more sites should have them. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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Jen DeGrazia wrote on 15 Feb 2021:
๐ŸŒˆ Thanks for all the helpful information. As a mastodon noob, I really appreciate you taking the time to put this together, and make it so easy to read.

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Admin Reply by: Kev Quirk
No problem, Jen. Really glad you found it of use. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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nattukaran wrote on 12 Feb 2021:
Just wanted to say that the new navigation bar looks really clean. Love the look.
Admin Reply by: Kev Quirk
Thank you! I'm really happy with how the design is coming together.
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N.A. Ferrell wrote on 11 Feb 2021:
I found your newsletter article through Mastodon - good post. I was inspired to comment because I also use a Guestbook in lieu of comments. What I never did, however, was include a field at the bottom of every article explaining that the Guestbook is there for comments, among other things. Unsurprisingly, it has been very seldom-used. Your design concept made me feel very dumb, but it also inspired me to add my own field at the end of every post explaining that people who are interested can comment in the Guestbook.

Now, I hope that I will get some comments that are about my site instead of cheap amoxicillin or dating sites. Thank you much for the idea.
Admin Reply by: Kev Quirk
I'm glad you found the post interesting, and thanks for the kind words about my site's design. Hopefully it will mean more engagement from your readers!

Also, I'm so happy to see more and more people using guestbooks! ๐Ÿ˜
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John Vincent wrote on 8 Feb 2021:
Just read the specs on your new server. I'm really struggling on my setup. But here's the hardware at least.
I have dual xeon x5690s in an hp dl380 gen 6 or 7. Can't remember.
Has 128gb ddr3 ecc ram and 1.5TB of ssds. (8x 256GB in raid 5)
Running Microsoft hyperv server with 5 minecraft servers and 5 servers that will be NextCloud, remotely, mastodon, Joomla, and freindica.
There is also 3 windows 10 vms and 1 Ubuntu desktop vms for experimentation. I have a 4tb hdd on another server that has its own xeon 12 thread cpu and 16gb ram that doubles as a defunked ad server attempt. Need to figure that out at some point. That's the setup. Currently... If you have some free tips, the mastodon server is a terrifying setup process and the NextCloud server keeps getting messed up on the ssl cert. Can't figure it out, open to some tips if you have any.
Admin Reply by: Kev Quirk
Hey John,

It's really difficult to help you without a lot more info. I'd recommend posting the various issues you're having on the appropriate forums for the software packages you're having issues with.

For Nextcloud, I had issues with that too - I ended up going with the snap package as it was much easier to manage. Problem is, updates tend to be a little delayed. I was happy with that though as it saved a lot of time for me.

That sounds like a cool setup you have there!

Kev
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JWB wrote on 4 Feb 2021:
I switch systems every 3 days. ๐Ÿ˜ญ That made me think: why not make two websites. One in WordPress and one in hugo/jekyll/whateveryouwant and give them both the same posts.
Admin Reply by: Kev Quirk
Thereโ€™s pros and cons to all the different systems - theyโ€™re all great and interesting in their own way.

I would have thought having duplicate content would affect SEO, unless of course you set the canonical link in the โ€˜secondaryโ€™ post.

Iโ€™m use Jekyll on other projects, so Iโ€™ll still get my fix.
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JWB wrote on 4 Feb 2021:
WordPress again...?
Admin Reply by: Kev Quirk
Yup.
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Millennial Bella wrote on 3 Feb 2021:
Hi Kev! Found you on Fosstodon and just wanted to say hi and absolutely love the humor! Keep it up! ๐Ÿ‘ The last time I saw a guestbook was probably in the 90s. ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜…
Admin Reply:
Thanks! I'm really glad you like the content.

Long live the guestbook! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Robots and Bees wrote on 31 Jan 2021:
Hi, love your PiHole with Synology NAS guide and I had it running wonderfully on my 918+ for a week or so. Unfortunately mine hit a resource limitation which appears to be related to Docker's "--shm-size" which Synology's Docker implementation doesn't seem to support the configuration of. Did you run into any issues like this? How long have you configured your pihole query history for, or have you disabled that? Thanks for any insight.
Admin Reply:
Thanks. I didnโ€™t actually change the log history size, so whatever the default is, is what I have it set to I assume. Iโ€™ve been running my instance since I wrote that post and have not had any issues.
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Chris LaChance wrote on 31 Jan 2021:
Loving the blog. The NAS Synology Nextcloud idea is particularly interesting. What specs is your NAS running?
Admin Reply:
Thanks Chris. I have a DS218+, but I upgraded the RAM to 6GB.
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