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Resize/Scale/Zoom Image or Photo Dimensions in Browser

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I don’t recall if Picasa, the predecessor to Google Photos, had a way to shrink or enlarge photos, but Google Photos doesn’t have this feature. By shrink or enlarge I don’t mean changing the file size, I mean actually changing the dimensions of the entire photo, as in its height and width. For example, changing — Continue reading Β»

Cloudflare DDoS Mitigation

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A part of my day job involves managing various servers and web services. There was a time that dealing with DDoS attacks was a mega stressful event that could last from hours to days. It generally involved waking up to the boss or team members or automated alarms messaging me about dead services, followed by — Continue reading Β»

Did Elon Musk Suspend My Twitter App?

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This blog runs on WordPress and, as evident, it’s updated infrequently, like one or two new posts per month. There are only a handful of plugins installed on it and one is used to auto-submit new posts to my low-activity Twitter account, @hashemian. In fact, the only activity on my Twitter account is the new — Continue reading Β»

Email Forwarding Fail and Return to The Legacy G Suite

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About a year ago Google announced the sunsetting of the Legacy G Suite product that was available free of cost to users who had signed up for it many years ago. The idea was to force the freeloaders to migrate to the paid Google Workspace service. Many users, myself included, were dismayed with the announcement, — Continue reading Β»

NYC / Manhattan From Up Above

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Sometimes one needs to be at the right time, the right place, with the right weather. That was the case for me on a recent business trip on a JetBlue flight from Westchester, NY to Florida. The plane took off heading south and within 10 minutes at 10,000ish feet spectacular aerial New York City scenes — Continue reading Β»

The Ignoble End of AmazonSmile

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I’m not a huge fan of Amazon, given my past experience with the company but, as the largest retailer in the world, it’s sometimes impossible or impractical to avoid it. The AmazonSmile program had made it more tolerable for me to, on occasion, order products from the smile.amazon.com URL instead of the customary www.amazon.com. At — Continue reading Β»


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