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Some news about the blog 3 : May 2018

Written by Mirabellette / 10 june 2018 / no comments

Hello everyone

I decided to publish each month an article about the life of the blog in general. In this article, you will be able to know close

  • What I achieved during this period
  • What I accomplished for the community
  • How is the blog and services popular
  • Balance sheet of the period
  • Some words about what I think for the next period

Contrary to the previous articles, I decided to now split period by month. I think it will be more logical and easy to analyze. This article is about the month of May 2018.

Period achievements

Articles

  • In accordance with what I said last month, the article of the previous month wasn't technical but philosophic. It is an article about a transposition of the Hippocratic oath to the field of knowledge.
  • I got multiple demands from the French community to translate the article I published about hosting Firefox bookmarks. I translated it from English to French and improved both of them.

Events

  • Some little issues about the web server configuration. The security level of the services were decreased thanks to let's Encrypt which add a new line in the virtual host configuration. It is now fixed.

The blog

I work quite a lot about the blog this month. I think the blog is currently quite pretty and works well enough. That's why I decided to improve the Search Engine Optimization, to improve how fast the blog is loading and have better statistic.

  • Change the title of the blog from Mirabellette.eu to blog.mirabellette.eu
  • Compressed image from png to jpg format
  • Added a favicon
  • Renamed link in order to display text instead of link
  • I enabled the cache in the server web about static contents (css, javascript)
  • I reduce the CSS used by the blog in order to have just what is is needed

Give back to the community

  • One issue about Shaarli. The server web configuration fulfill in the documentation didn't work when you have a reverse proxy. The issue was tagged as documentation issue. I plan to fix it.
  • One pull request accepted in crawler-user-agent about adding new bot.
  • I publish an article from Tuxicoman on the journalduhacker which got a high score (21)
  • Approximately 10 comments in the journalduhacker in share knowledge or point of view.
  • A little donation as each month for an association or service I find useful.

Balance sheet of the period

Statistics for this period

I worked quite a lot on this field and I am very happy to be able to have "real" statistic about the blog. I installed Matomo than disabled it when I understood how intrusive it was. That's why I created a tool to have statistic and graph from anonymous data. You can find the most important statistic of the month below.

view_this_monthdays_with_most_read most_article_read referer
  • Pages were viewed 3250 pages this month.
  • The article the most read this month was the translation of the hosting of Firefox bookmarks with 1790 views
  • The second article the most read this month was the original article about how to host of Firefox bookmarks with 1790 views
  • Most visitors came from journalduhacker
  • Even if it is not very visible in the graphic, Mastodon was also a very important source of visitors

For me it is an unbelievable success, I never expect so much views. I will continue to fulfill interesting article.

My point of view

When I see back about the period, I am happy to what I done. The blog and the Search Engine Optimization was improved quite. I am very happy about how many visitors I got for this month. However, I feel like I don't give back enough for what I received.

For the next month

  • I don't know currently what I will talk for the next month technical article. I will not have a lot of time and I am hesitating between subjects.
  • I will publish a page about the data I managing here regarding to the GDPR. It will contains information about the statistic tool I build and why I collect data.
  • I am feeling I should give more of my time this month for the community. I will figure that.

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The Knower Oath

Written by Mirabellette / 01 june 2018 / no comments

Introduction

Hello everyone,

As I said in the monthly article about the blog, I will not talk about technical stuff or privacy concerns. Actually, I will talk about philosophy. Probably the only one article I write here about that. First of all because it is not the main topic of this blog, secondly because Internet never forget.

When I was strolling on Internet, I find a really interesting article from Freetux about the Hippocratic Oath. He transformed and adapted it to the job of system administrator. The oath of Hippocratic is today an ideal that doctors tried to pursuit. There is no law obligation

Today, I will try to do the a similar exercise. Contrary to FreeTux, I will not restrain it to the job of system administrator. I want to open the original scope to them which has knowledge. I choose also to be more faithful to the original version. I choose the version from wikipedia and translated by James Loeb.

The oaths

hippocraticoath

The Hippocratic Oath

I swear by Apollo the Healer, by Asclepius, by Hygieia, by Panacea, and by all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgment, this oath and this indenture.

To hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers, and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture; to impart precept, oral instruction, and all other instruction to my own sons, the sons of my teacher, and to indentured pupils who have taken the physician’s oath, but to nobody else.

I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury and wrong-doing. Neither will I administer a poison to anybody when asked to do so, nor will I suggest such a course. Similarly I will not give to a woman a pessary to cause abortion. But I will keep pure and holy both my life and my art. I will not use the knife, not even, verily, on sufferers from stone, but I will give place to such as are craftsmen therein.

Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick, and I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm, especially from abusing the bodies of man or woman, bond or free. And whatsoever I shall see or hear in the course of my profession, as well as outside my profession in my intercourse with men, if it be what should not be published abroad, I will never divulge, holding such things to be holy secrets.

Now if I carry out this oath, and break it not, may I gain for ever reputation among all men for my life and for my art; but if I break it and forswear myself, may the opposite befall me.

The Knower Oath

I swear by Socrate the philosopher, by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, by Alan Mathison Turing, by Aaron Hillel Swartz, and by all the men and women, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to ability and judgment, this oath and this indenture.

To hold my teachers in this art equal to my own parents; to make them partner in my livelihood; when they are in need of knowledge to share mine with them; to consider their family as my own family, and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture; to impart precept, oral instruction, and all other instruction to my own sons, the sons of the world, and to indentured pupils who have taken the knowledge’s oath, but to nobody else.

I will use my knowledge to solve issues according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to make prejudice and wrong-doing. Neither will I hide truth to anybody when asked to do so, nor will I suggest such a course. Similarly I will not give to a people an advice to cause issues. But I will keep trust and clear both my life and my art. I will not use my knowledge, not even, verily, on sufferers from stone, but I will give place to such as are craftsmen therein.

Into whatsoever world I enter, real or digital, I will enter to help and share my knowledge, and I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm, especially from abusing the mind of man or woman, knower or ignorant. And whatsoever I shall see or hear in the course of my profession, as well as outside my profession in my intercourse with person, if it be what should not be published abroad, I will never divulge, holding such things to be holy secrets.

Now if I carry out this oath, and break it not, may I gain for ever reputation among all men for my life and for my art; but if I break it and forswear myself, may the opposite befall me.

Conclusion

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