I’ve analyzed dozens of search engines and the robots.txt file of millions of websites. Here are my list of some of the more arcane robots.txt directives.
There are a number of XMPP clients available for Android, Conversations is the only one you’ll want to use. Excellent features and security.
How to set up sync of your CalDAV and CardDAV accounts with GNOME apps like Evolution, Calendar, Contacts, dash-search, and more.
A quick survey of the use of DNS SRV records for auto-configuration of email and calendar hosting services. Provider support is fairly good.
Microsoft is working on baking Multicast-DNS and DNS Service Discovery, two widely deployed network-discovery protocols, into Windows 10.
Debian will try to redirect you to the nearest mirror service. However, this can be detrimental to cache-hit ratios when running a local HTTP caching service.
The reading mode in your web browser is an alternate rendering mode not based on any standards. Web browser vendors can’t even agree on what URI schema to use.
How to make your website appear as a suggested search engine in Microsoft Edge using the OpenSearch auto-discovery protocol.
Always use ISO 8601: the definitive date format for use in web publications. Stop date format confusion globally!
You’re leasing not purchasing digital media. Shouldn’t purchase buttons say “Rent” rather than “Buy” for digital media?
Here’s how to make your website appear as a suggested search provider in Safari’s new Quick Website Search feature.
I overheard a conversation on how a relationship ended due to geolocation tracking on one partner’s phone.