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Hosting multiple node sites on Scaleway with Nginx and Lets encrypt

Two years ago I wrote a blog post about hosting Node.js servers on Scaleway. I have now started using Nginx to allow me to host multiple sites on one €2.99 a month server. This tutorial will help you build a multi site hosting environment for Node.js servers. We are going…

Fullstack 2015 notes

Listed below are some of my favourite sessions from Fullstack 2015 conference. This post is a collection of links for when I am talking to someone about that speaker or project I cannot remember. SkillMatter have published videos, unfortunately only for people with a logon. The talks where of a…

Building a simple Node.js server on scaleway

This tutorial will help build a simple hosted Node.js server using scaleway in just a few minutes. We are going to use a pre-built server image from scaleway and a Node project from a Github repo. I have written this post to remind myself, but hopefully it will be useful…

The problem with window.URL

I was working on a library where I needed to resolve a relative URL using a base URL with JavaScript in the browser. After googling I found the relatively new window.URL API documented on MDN. It allows you to create a URL object that returns a resolved URL, which was…

The shoebox - a manifesto for transmat.io

Over the last couple of years I have been thinking about how we view each other through the web, the content we post and the interactions we have. Like many people, I am not happy with the path Facebook and Twitter are taking us on. Rather than just get upset…

Playing with webmentions

I am just about to rebuild my blog to try and reclaim a bit of my digital life, before doing that I have switch on Matthias Pfefferle WordPress plug-in for WebMentions to see how it works.

AppCache and SSL

UPDATED POST: Tues 12 Mar 2013 We have just hit a bit of an issue with AppCache whilst we were deploying a new version of a client site. It’s not really a bug, but more a lack of clarity in the current documentation and different implementations in the browsers. It…

Response Day Out Conference

I went to the Responsive Day Out event this Friday. Rather than write about each speaker I want to try and pull out the major themes of the day. Web and asset fonts There were a number of good practical take aways from Richard Rutter, Josh Emerson and Andy Hume…

Brand new microformats 2 parser

I have just released a brand new microformats 2 parser for node.js. You maybe thinking microformats are so 2006, but this is new. Hear me out… Demo API /> http://microformat2-node.jit.su/ Try the API with: /> http://the-pastry-box-project.net/ /> http://microformats.org/ New life in the semantic web A lot has changed in the…

NodeCopter Brighton & kinect-drone

Last weekend I attended NodeCopter Brighton, a day of hacking AR-Drone’s and node.js. I wanted to control the drone by hand jestures using the Kinect’s motion detection abilities. Links to the high-res versions (.mov, .mp4 or .ogv) of the video Hackdays are funny, sometimes everything comes together, other times small…

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