Is git occasionally (or often) a mystery to you? - You are not alone! I have pulled in a few hand picked resources, in this post you get the first few bite-sized lessons.
My fifth QCon I try a new way to keep engaged and concentrated during the talks. Usually I bore quite easily and my mind wanders off, but taking notes often helps me to focus. I use FreeMind to take notes on my laptop, but this time I have tried the Paper-app by fiftythree.com on my new iPad Pro (with the Apple Pencil).
Years ago I set up a blog and a couple of other things on a shared hosting-server; this was so long ago that virtualized servers were rare. Long overdue I am moving to a virtual private server - with a lot more flexibility. First step is to set up some basic provisioning (I use Ansible) and secure the server (using ufw and fail2ban).
If you're a Debian (or Ubuntu) Linux user you can probably use the simpler 'apt'-command and forget about 'apt-get', 'apt-cache' and 'dpkg'.
You can easily make your blog more usable with a couple of old-timer usability tricks. And doing so might give away that you care about your readers.
If you haven't got uptime monitoring on your site, there really is no excuse as you can set up something with minimal effort and free of charge.