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Automatically Update Matomo Excluded IPs

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⚠️ Edited from my forum posts on Matomo forums

I have a dynamic IP address, and every time it changes I had to manually go into Matomo (a free and open-source self-hosted Google Analytics alternative that is endorsed by the EU and has GDPR-compliant privacy tools), check to see if it logged any of my own visits, delete them in the GDPR tools, and update my IP in the general website settings. It was moderately annoying to do, and after doing this every once and a while for a year I wanted to …

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Final Fantasy Japanese Playthrough: Part 1

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Disclaimer: There may be mistakes in the Japanese content in this post, I am not an expert. This is simply some of my personal notes that I am making public as a blog post. Use this as reference with caution.

Today I decided to try the original Final Fantasy game for the Famicom from 1987 in Japanese as vocabulary practice (and for fun, of course).

In this post, I’ll be first be quickly going over what I used to run the game, and then text that I went over and the vocabulary I gained …

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Cleaning Up HTML with Tidy

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One issue with using static site generators that use templates like Hugo is that their generated HTML files are often incredibly messy, with bad indentation, tons of unneeded whitespace, and overall unconcise formatting. While it is technically possible to fix this in your templates, it takes a lot of effort, makes your templates less readable, and frankly is a waste of time.

To my knowledge, Hugo and most other generators don’t have built-in beautifiers. The reasoning for this is usually …

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