7th Anniversary

I reached a million views on 2017 September 27th. Near the start of September, I had wondered if I would reach a million before my 7th anniversary, which is today. I used the traffic to this site to predict when I would hit the mark. Not the best fit. Use only 2017 data to predict....

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Web traffic to date

I'm going to include my blog as a form of community engagement in my fellowship application. The only objective way I can measure its impact is by the number of views. Luckily the WordPress API makes it easy to download all my web traffic and I have made this data available online. I wrote this...

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Sporadic WordPress 500 Internal Server Errors

I finally found the reason behind the sporadic 500 internal server errors on my blog. It was caused by the iThemes Security plugin, which had modified the .htaccess file in a manner that was causing the errors. I have disabled the plugin and the site seems to be running fine now. I've also added HTTPS...

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6th anniversary

It has been a quiet year of blogging since my 5th anniversary; there has only been 13 posts since. Though as I have mentioned before, I am using GitHub to share tutorials and some of my work. However, I will try to write at least twice a month, especially now that I have decided to...

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5th anniversary

I started this blog on the 1st of October in 2010 and last year I decided to write an anniversary post to recap four years of blogging. I had decided to write another anniversary post this year, however, I am a day late; this is not without good reason! I have, as of the 28th...

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Back to the basics

As the first post of this year, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. 2014 was a year where I focused much more on reading papers, hence the lack of posts on this blog (for those interested in what I have been reading, you can check out my incomplete notes on my second...

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4th anniversary

I started this blog quite unspectacularly four years ago on this exact day. The real motivation behind starting this blog was that I wanted to do something (anything!) with the web space I purchased over a year ago in 2009. I had egotistically purchased the domain davetang.org1 because it was on my list-of-things-to-do-in-life2. But that...

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