Today I learned about ‘chip creep’ that used to happen on older PCs: a chip working its way out of a socket over time as it expanded and contracted from heating and cooling. And that a quick way to fix a motherboard with lots of creeping chips was to gently drop it on the table.
I’ve been doing more server maintenance and system administration than coding lately (not as much of either as I’d like to though, to be honest) and I really enjoy it.   All very basic stuff though, couldn’t pretend to know what it’s like when it gets large scale.  I want to play with some infrastructure as code stuff though, think I’d like that.
Bookmarked Switching from Google Analytics to Matomo (f.k.a. Piwik) on WordPress — Piper Haywood (Piper Haywood)

It’s a new decade, time to leave Google Analytics. A big part of me wants to say screw it, just get rid of analytics altogether. But I find it

Looks like a really useful post by Piper Haywood on moving to Matomo.

I don’t currently have any analytics on my own personal website – I’m much more interested in genuine active interactions than shaped passive interactions. I kind of feel like passive analytics, visitor counts, etc, in a personal context, can feed into the performative aspect of the web. Like, "this post did better, I should write more like this". Losing some of your own voice to serve the numbers.

That said, in an organisational context, analytics can be very useful. "This visitor genuinely wanted to learn more about us, but struggled because X". And I would really like to not use Google. So I might have a play with Matomo on my own site and see if we could use it at work.

RSVPed: Attending IndieWebCamp London

IndieWebCamp London 2020 is a gathering for independent web creators of all kinds, from graphic artists, to designers, UX engineers, coders, hackers, to share ideas, actively work on creating for their own personal websites, and build upon each others creations.

Exciting, an IndieWebCamp in London!