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How to make a Drupal 8 website a static website

The URL I linked to is a story about how to convert a Drupal 8 website into a static website. What it comes down to is, if you’re just running a blog and you don’t care about comments, why bother dealing with all the ugliness of maintaining a Drupal 8 website?

The most read “Google Play” posts on Medium in 2017 alvin December 28, 2017 - 6:46pm

A Perl program to determine RSS readers from an Apache access log file

Perl/RSS FAQ: How many RSS subscribers do I have on my website?

Like many other people with a blog or website, I was curious yesterday about how many RSS readers/subscribers the devdaily website has. You can try to get this information in a variety of ways, but the real information is on your server, in your Apache log files.

To figure out how many RSS subscribers your website has, just go through your Apache log file, find all the records that look like this:

Added digg link to blog posts

After a few requests/suggestions I've added digg links to the blog pages. So, if they all say "0 diggs", hey, it's a new feature. :)

Recent Unix, Linux, and programming tutorials

I've been working hard lately to get a lot of ideas out of my head and onto the blog. Here's a summary of what I've posted recently on the Unix/Linux side: