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  • Combating Link Rot on short URLs

    Link rot is when the address you use no longer points to a page. It could be that the site has been shudown, the page has moved or the content has been lost. But if you use a URL shortening service then there’s additional possibility–the shortening service is no longer...

  • Aerodynamic Efficiency

    Atomic Duck will not be the most aerodynamically efficient velomobile available; though it will be much more efficient than a bicycle. Yes, it’s traditional to claim that what you’ll produce will automatically be better in every way than all the others on the market, but here, it’s a little bit...

  • MODx Picture Ticker

    I wanted to be able to display links on the Deferred Procrastination homepage in a way that didn’t interfere with either the layout or the navigation, and be able to update those links as simply as possible. In MODx, this meant making a document driven slideshow. Looking around online didn’t...

  • Shared Hosting or VPS

    I realise that for most people, there isn’t a choice for them between having a Virtual Private Server (VPS) or Shared Hosting for a new site. Shared hosting is the easiest way to get a self hosted site, all the standard configuration is set up; some packages even come with...

  • Choosing a Blog Platform

    If you want to self host a blog, there are two main contenders: WordPress Moveable Type Now, I’d already decided to not use MODx, as used in the main site, as the blog engine. MODx can function as a blog, and the demo site includes one, but it don’t have...

  • Hello World

    Welcome to Deferred Procrastination: We’re a small company with some big ideas about making engineering better and more accessible. I’ve spent time as a university researcher, where openness about processes and results is what helps make the system work. It means people don’t spend their time endlessly re-doing things that...

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