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automatically delete emails with IMAP Cleanup

Let’s say you have this IOT device like a motion detection camera. Which sends you emails. Emails you keep in a separate IMAP mailbox. Lots of emails. So you want to delete those emails in some automated fashion, because doing that daily is oh so boring (remember, lots of emails). Wouldn’t it be great if […]

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publish a static website to Azure using GitHub actions

Last post I talked about setting up a serverless website on Azure using BLOB storage. What I didn’t go into is how to publish files to that site automatically. Yes, you can use the BLOB explorer to manually upload your files but seriously, who wants to do that kind of boring task if you can […]

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how to host a serverless static website on azure

For my little gfpg project I wanted to put a simple static website online without having to set up and maintain a web server. I read about going serverless with a static site using S3 on AWS, but I wanted to try that on Azure instead. BLOB storage seemed the obvious alternative to S3, but […]

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url decode and encode text in vim

Vim has a lot of cool features, and one of them is the ability to take the text you are editing and run it through whatever text-parsing tool you like. This tool can be a shell command, a standalone executable, or your very own script in your favorite scripting language.The magic is all in this […]

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fight corona with folding@home on a headless ubuntu linux box

I wrote about using Grid computing to fight cancer a while back using leftover Azure credits. So now with Corona having the world in its grip, it’s time to shift our attention to that nasty virus and throw some CPU cycles at it instead. If you have an Ubuntu machine running somewhere and you want […]