Simple web server monitoring with bash

There are lots of great enterprise infrastructure monitoring tools out there, like Nagios. And if you want to monitor a web page in minutia (i.e. detecting if a single pixel has changed), there’s stuff like Puppeteer.

But sometimes a web server just did something weird, and you want to keep an eye on it for a little while. I do that with a bash script.

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Building a complex app with Snowpack

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Internet Explorer deprecation message MVP

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It’s 2021, and this is the year I’m finally dropping Internet Explorer support. It’s down to < 2.5% of my users, and you can make a compelling argument pushing people off of IE11 is a humanitarian gesture.

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State of the Office 2021

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Resolutions, in order of importance

Opinions on the format and value of New Year’s Resolutions vary widely. Some people prefer philosophical statements, some people prefer concrete and measurable goals, and some people think the whole idea should be loaded

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Trying out Snowpack

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Let people know about fetch problems with a little toast

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Mapbox GL JS is no longer open source

I did not see this coming. There were hints of it in what Mapbox did with the native SDK, but I totally missed that drama. As a project I’ve used and contributed to (in a minor way) for years, it felt like a gut punch.

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On knowing your audience

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A simple Postgres ETL tool using NodeJS and ogr_fdw

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