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 2022-05-14T01:40:00Z weekly 10 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> urn:uuid:2c32fbfb-7fda-4be0-8482-7dbda009912b 2022-03-16T13:02:00Z [Updated] Safari’s default media controls get blocked when CSP is applied Any HTTP Content-Security-Policy blocks the default <audio>/<video> controls in Safari unless you deliberately make it less secure. <p>Any HTTP Content-Security-Policy blocks the default <audio>/<video> controls in Safari unless you deliberately make it less secure.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/safari-csp-media-controls.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:319c1606-d8fd-4266-8ac5-a1b788ba56ec 2022-01-25T15:27:00Z [Updated] How to run Windows 10 in GNOME Boxes (and fixes for common issues) Virtualized Windows runs great in GNOME boxes, but you need to tweak some settings to get good performance. Audio won’t work with the default settings. <p>Virtualized Windows runs great in GNOME boxes, but you need to tweak some settings to get good performance. Audio won’t work with the default settings.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/how-to-win10-in-gnome-boxes.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:99578e3e-0096-434e-81b7-10efe3fe2927 2022-01-02T19:16:00Z [Updated] Google’s unfair performance advantage in Chrome Google Chrome gives Google Search (when set as the default search engine) a network performance-boost over competing search engines. <p>Google Chrome gives Google Search (when set as the default search engine) a network performance-boost over competing search engines.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/chrome-google-dse-preconnect.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:08c3eb7e-4f59-41df-9947-70768c75e43c 2021-12-28T22:20:00Z [Updated] Microsoft adds Ogg, Theora, and Vorbis media formats to Windows 10 Windows 10 adds support for three new open-source multimedia codecs, Theora for video and Vorvis for audio, and the Ogg multimedia container format. <p>Windows 10 adds support for three new open-source multimedia codecs, Theora for video and Vorvis for audio, and the Ogg multimedia container format.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/windows-ogg.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:1fad484b-885b-4323-813e-bf4d92821b47 2021-12-23T16:20:00Z [Updated] Chrome is right to remove the webRequest extension API <ins>[Updated]</ins> Chrome is right to remove the <code translate=no>webRequest</code> extension API As an extension developer, I support Google’s controversial decision to remove of a slow and over-powered extension API favored by ad-blocking extensions. <p>As an extension developer, I support Google’s controversial decision to remove of a slow and over-powered extension API favored by ad-blocking extensions.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/removing-webrequest-api.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:663bf83d-7a54-4168-a1e2-b7bd4af11ed9 2021-12-21T23:31:00Z [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>