Remote SSH into your home desktop
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2023
| 3 min read
Things you’ll need:
A dynamic DNS service A router A local desktop A remote computer Audience for this post: people who have used SSH before.
Often times I have found myself wanting to access a computer at home while I am traveling. There are options like TeamViewer, which let me control my computer’s screen from afar. But, I want something more convenient over the command line, like SSH. That way I can drop in and out of my home machine without breaking my flow.
Trials and Tribulations of Maintaining a Hugo Blog
As of the writing of this post, I maintain this site using my very own theme created in hugo. Hugo is a static site generator. It takes a bunch of plain text, applies a theme, and renders it as HTML. This is opposed to applications like Wordpress that assemble a page each time its served, to put it simply. This compute once, use many times approach saves on processing time and makes a site more portable.
Optimizing static sites with hugo
According to httparchive the average size of a web page in 2016 was around 2.5MB. Now this may not seem a lot in this age where the internet is the primary media delivery platform - but it is worth noting that most web pages serve text as their primary content. Looking at the report sheds light on what constitutes an average web page:
The HTML content takes up around 50-60kB. Images, understandably, make up the biggest chunk with ~1.