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New year, new me. Maybe.

It’s been four year since my last post in 2016. Four long years. I’ve been busy with life, with a new job in 2015, way above my skills and intelligence level, dealing with shifts and the resulting little and shifting free time. Then my wife’s pregnancy and becoming a father in 2019, the best thing to happen in my life.

Each January I gave my money to OVH and thought “I should totally pick up LNDM again”. But too many hobbies and too little time made me postpone it again, again and again. But starting this year I decided to continue posting here. You should expect a shift in topics as I care less about programming and videogames and really got into hobbyist 3D printing.

I used maybe in my title because, knowing myself, I will probably make one or two new posts and that’s it, but I hope this time it will not be the case. I’m already working on the next post, stay tuned!

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Stat tracking and stat tracking bullshit

Recently I dropped Google Analytics in favor of a self hosted system. I’m using Piwik hosted at acst.at domain, which is hosted on the same server as lanoiadimuu.it, this way it shouldn’t case that annoying “waiting for domain blablabla.com” that slow down most sites.
I use it to count visitors and keep track of most interesting pages and I swear I’m not selling nor doing anything shady with that data. In case you don’t want to be tracked head over acst.at, where you can install an opt-out cookie. You can even use your browser Do Not Track global setting or any noscript or tracker-blocking plugins (Adblock, NoScript, Ghostery, etc).

I you follow my blog, you may have noticed I no longer use Disqus comment system on my blog. I used to use it to allow easier commenting on WordPress, but it turned out it was tracking stats in a shady way. On their cookie policy they state they use Google Analytics but they are clearly using another domain (scorecardresearch.com), not Google’s google-analytics.com. SCS is probably from a legit stat tracking company, but there is no way to rule this out on my blogs and the misleading way Disqus use to promote it is fucked up. I know it’s a free service and they have to make their money somehow, but I care for easy internet privacy and decided to disable that plugin, for your and for my safety. I liked it, and I will surely start to use again when it will work with no third party tracker, maybe using other kinds of monetization.

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New theme

As you can see, I changed my blog’s theme. I did not make an huge search over WordPress’s themes directory, I updated WP to 3.6 and this theme appeared in my themes folder.

I really like WP’s default themes, before using my previous theme I was using 2010 WP’s default theme. On my ACID VideoGames site I use WP’s 2012 default theme and now on this one I switched to WP’s 2013 default theme.
Those themes are awesome, not only because they are good looking, but because they have clean code. With little to none php or WP theming knowledge, I can understand them easily and edit them freely in a matter of minutes, unlike most beautiful looking themes on WP’s themes directory, which have a lot of unneeded uncommented crap in their codes.