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"Defending womanhood in advertising with Åsk Dabitch Wäppling"

I was invited on Isaac Simpson's podcast The Carousel, because I am outspoken and Tired of Explaining Reality to Fuckwits.

dabitch
Dabitch
3 min read

Paypal shuts yet another account down

The concept of credit cards and digital cash seems so convenient, with no heavy coins to carry, and no need for purses at all in the future

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Dabitch
3 min read

Updating a really old Ghost theme to 5.0 so custom templates and comments work

Ah, Ghost is now released in 5.0 and I was using an ancient theme that didn't have all the bells and whistles available.

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Dabitch
3 min read

When Ghost upgrade dies on "ERROR alter table `products_benefits`"

There is a bit of a surprise in upgrading your Ubuntu to 20.04.2 , because that will include upgrading your MySQL to mysql  Ver 8.0.25, and

geek
2 min read

Cleaning Twitter by unfollowing, to reset your follows/following flow.

Sometimes a Twitter cleanse is necessary, as the Twitter app has some odd bugs in it and acts up from time to time. It'll suddenly bury your

hack
Dabitch
9 min read

Moving off S3 with Drupal 7

It seemed a great idea to use S3, but after receiving a DMCA takedown request from them regarding a film I stored there, I knew that I neede

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Dabitch
3 min read

Fixing that pesky "Parameter must be an array" error in PhPMyAdmin

I don't know who needs to hear this... Oh well, I do, because I forget things that I've done and this here blog is as good a place as any to

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Dabitch
1 min read

Bye Drupal 8.

I moved my personal portfolio and blog from Drupal 8 to Ghost.

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Dabitch
1 min read

Adland: the never-ending project

I bored all my friends talking about advertising all the time. I am obsessed with ads. I wanted to share ad knowledge with other ad geeks.

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Dabitch
7 min read

Website as hidden service: how do?

Was talking to a pal about ssh as hidden service. “It’s simple” he said, and practically dared me to do it. But I didn’t really want ssh, I thought let's do http instead because Adland. Oh okay. So you want to try it too? Lets go.

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Dabitch
1 min read

Permission denied (publickey) on AWS instance Ubuntu

So, you were minding your own business chmodding things left and right while logged in to your Ubuntu instance the other day

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Dabitch
3 min read

When your mysql server has crashed and won't restart, it probably needs repair

But egads, how do you repair it when you can't start it??

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Dabitch
1 min read

When you crashed your EBS instance, restarted, and now you can’t connect via SSH

Lets say you did something kinda not-so-smart and you rebooted your EBS (Elastic Block Store) instance, and for some reason it restarts, but won’t let you in via SSH, or worse… It simply will not restart. Ruh-roh!

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Dabitch
1 min read