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Alan Dixon
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What to do in the age of Trump?
Well, that's the question of the day. If you're part of an organization that does advocacy work, rather than waiting to see what happens first, might as well get yourself ready, even if the details are sketchy still. Here's one opportunity that's ready for ...

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Using varnish in front of a webhosting canada or other shared hosting site? Pay attention to your probe!
I've had a varnish installation protecting http://www.fairvote.ca -- a wordpress site hosted at webhosting canada (whc.ca) -- for about a year. Last Friday in the evening, it started spitting out 503 errors, for no obvious reason. I spent a few hours yester...

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Varnish saves the day, in unexpectedly awesome ways.
Four and half years ago, I wrote this blog post http://homeofficekernel.blogspot.ca/2012/03/varnish-and-drupal.html about Varnish, a 'front-end proxy' for webservers. My best description of it then was as a protective bubble, analogous to how it's namesake ...

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This makes me happy. Turns out I haven't been missing out on anything after all.

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Distracted parenting
Do one thing each day that scares you? How about, watch your toddler ...

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Lily's New Hat
My cousin Vikki has been helping us for the past month and is leaving to head back home in a couple of days. We had her over for dinner last night and she brought Lily a new hat!

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