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2020-05-10


My blog is now faster

Published on in 💬 Micro

Yesterday and today I worked very hard on making my blog faster. In the Google Search Console I saw that my blog suddenly gets half as many clicks since a few days and that my pages are only “moderately” fast. I don’t really care about the number of clicks, but I do want the site to be fast. PageSpeed Insights also showed me that the time until the “First Contentful Paint” seems to be longer than a second for many users (and it has to be under a second for it to be considered fast).

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DNSControl: Version control your DNS configuration

Published on in 🔗 Links

I am now versioning my DNS configuration. With the tool DNSControl it is possible for a number of DNS providers and registrars to manage the DNS and name server settings of your own domains. For example, it is possible to configure several DNS services at the same time (for example as backup DNS) or to make major changes by making a small code change and deploy them through continuous integration. In my configuration I even let JavaScript code generate part of the configuration. A great tool, I think!

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Jan-Lukas Else