Month: May 2018

Simple, private, self-hosted, cookie free website day...maybe

Tracking return visits with The Anonymous Cookie

I’m still working through the pros and cons of using cookies. On the one hand, they seem like they will allow some super-useful things at relatively low cost, such as tracking a returning visitor in order to show “visitors” and “unique visitors”. But adding non-essential cookies (analytics are classed as non-essential) means that, in theory,…
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Adding “simple” features

I recently added a “simple” toggle so I can show information from different time periods. BUT…this is one of this things that seems trivial but really isn’t because of the kinds of engineering decisions you might make. In this case I’m building and learning test-driven development as I go, and I wanted to use this…
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