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Local Mercurial Hosting

  • Posted on December 24, 2020
I needed a local mercurial hosting option. The following is what I came up with. Hopefully, you will find it useful or the post at least gives you some ideas. My requirements were basic. Web browsable repositories Minimal and maintenance-free Support for pushing new changesets Accessible through a URL to easily pull dependencies Needed access from a single computer (which let me omit authentication) I didn’t need bug tracking, code review, or anything fancy.
Selling on Flippa

Selling Your Website on Flippa

  • Posted on May 28, 2017
When you’re considering selling your website, it’s important to understand the platform you’re using for the auction. Outlined below is the general process for selling your site on Flippa along with a few tips every new seller should know. Before selling your site, you need to have at least a rough estimate of what your site is worth. This is one the more difficult parts of selling your site and your valuation will most likely be incorrect by the time the auction finishes.

Handling Purchased File Downloads

  • Posted on April 1, 2014
Making it so your website can handle file downloads is very important now-a-days. Either it be when you are giving out your free CD or if you want to distribute your software. The above two are simple, you simply link to a public location where the file is accessible. But what if you want users to buy your software or music? Now it gets a little more interesting. The first obvious solution is to find a service that handles this, such as iTunes or a software distributor.

What are Portable Apps

  • Posted on January 22, 2014
You will often times see software that is available online listed as Portable. But what is a portable app? Is it for laptops and mobile devices? Well, it can be used on those devices, but it’s main purpose is much different. To truly understand what a portable app is, you need to know some basics about how computers install software and how software stores data onto the computer. When you install a program to your computer, a few things take place.

Methods to Fight Comment Spam

  • Posted on November 16, 2013
With the increase in spam over the last few years, preventing comment spam is getting even more difficult. Bots are running JavaScript, learning what fields to populate and more. But, if you implement enough features, you can fight back and be almost spam free. Method 1: Moderate Comments For every comment you receive, you read through it before it gets posted to your site or blog. Most blogging systems have a moderation page where you have to manually approve each comment, but people end up disabling this or allowing only users to post comments.