urn:uuid:c334aaf1-f1a9-5d2b-8f79-8d03fa787cb0 Ctrl blog (Updates) Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2022 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2022-08-07T09:56:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:cacae0ba-80e6-4c9b-b793-a7d57bc6872b 2022-08-07T09:56:00Z [Updated] XDG Base Directory shell scripting tutorial Learn how to work with XDG Base Directory variables and defaults in your Bash scripts. Write well-behaved scripts that respect user preferences. <p>Learn how to work with XDG Base Directory variables and defaults in your Bash scripts. Write well-behaved scripts that respect user preferences.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/xdg-basedir-scripting.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:bc46ab39-9a74-4690-8896-eed28aac875b 2022-07-23T19:06:00Z [Updated] TeamViewer installs suspicious font only useful for web fingerprinting A weird almost unreadable font file bundled with TeamViewer for Windows software lets website detect if you’ve installed the software. Raises privacy concerns. <p>A weird almost unreadable font file bundled with TeamViewer for Windows software lets website detect if you’ve installed the software. Raises privacy concerns.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/teamviewer-font-privacy.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:2e64330d-fb09-4074-b39c-61d132172083 2022-07-15T16:15:00Z [Updated] Fluxfonts 2.0 for Windows 10 Fluxfonts — the open-source anti-font-fingerprinting program — is now available on Windows. Helps prevent your device from being fingerprinted by trackers. <p>Fluxfonts — the open-source anti-font-fingerprinting program — is now available on Windows. Helps prevent your device from being fingerprinted by trackers.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/fluxfonts-for-windows.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:663bf83d-7a54-4168-a1e2-b7bd4af11ed9 2022-07-10T11:15:00Z [Updated] How to detect machine-translated webpages Detect and measure when a web browser or an online translation-service has translated the contents of your webpages. <p>Detect and measure when a web browser or an online translation-service has translated the contents of your webpages.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/detect-machine-translated-webpages.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:d0ce79bc-2bd2-4db3-9ec9-0b8c72479f96 2022-06-21T03:00:00Z [Updated] Does the web still need HTTP Deflate? The compression format war of the last decade was won by Gzip. Why do web browsers still support the legacy HTTP Deflate (Zlib) format? It’s time to deprecate it. <p>The compression format war of the last decade was won by Gzip. Why do web browsers still support the legacy HTTP Deflate (Zlib) format? It’s time to deprecate it.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/http-deflate-compression.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:10c7b285-f2e9-4de0-baf1-234955722894 2022-06-10T00:29:00Z [Updated] Disable processor boost mode to prolong your battery life How to disable Turbo Boost for AMD and Intel. Sacrifice some peak performance and get a cooler and quieter laptop with a longer-lasting battery. <p>How to disable Turbo Boost for AMD and Intel. Sacrifice some peak performance and get a cooler and quieter laptop with a longer-lasting battery.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/laptop-boost-mode-battery.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:c477dd2d-c31d-43ba-8b27-2fdcd82456ca 2022-05-14T01:40:00Z [Updated] Bing stops accepting Sitemap pings, switch to IndexNow instead Bing (and Yandex) no longer wants to be notified of updates to your website’s XML sitemap file anymore. Send the updated URLs directly with IndexNow API instead. <p>Bing (and Yandex) no longer wants to be notified of updates to your website’s XML sitemap file anymore. Send the updated URLs directly with IndexNow API instead.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/sitemap-ping-indexnow.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:3ba088a3-4504-4b9b-a6b9-2cf1a785af95 2022-05-14T01:19:00Z [Updated] Make AdSense faster with preconnect <ins>[Updated]</ins> Make AdSense faster with <code translate="no">preconnect</code> Reduce Google AdSense’s impact on page-load time using <link rel="preconnect">. Optimization only used on 350 out of 12M AdSense partner websites. <p>Reduce Google AdSense’s impact on page-load time using <link rel="preconnect">. Optimization only used on 350 out of 12M AdSense partner websites.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/adsense-performance-preconnect.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:fff4c0f2-4043-4acb-89c9-aac5de1151a0 2022-05-13T02:34:00Z [Updated] What to <link rel=dns-prefetch> and when to use preconnect <ins>[Updated]</ins> What to <code translate="no">&lt;link rel=dns-prefetch&gt;</code> and when to use <code translate="no">preconnect</code> Learn the difference between dns-prefecth vs preconnect, how to work around browser bugs, and when to use which? iOS and Safari requires special attention. <p>Learn the difference between dns-prefecth vs preconnect, how to work around browser bugs, and when to use which? iOS and Safari requires special attention.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/dns-prefetch-preconnect.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:4df4c21c-7907-4ac2-a01e-5628f30d8d4e 2022-04-11T18:29:00Z [Updated] Keep an eye on your certificates with SSLPing SSLPing is a service that keeps an eye on the health of your TLS certificates and server security configuration. It’ll email you before your certificates expire. <p>SSLPing is a service that keeps an eye on the health of your TLS certificates and server security configuration. It’ll email you before your certificates expire.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/review-sslping.html">Read more …</a></p>