I’m helping someone sell a bunch of their domains. He’s got about 40, including some like this:
I’ve never sold domains before so I don’t really know the best way to go about it. So, I started by creating decent landing pages (many had none) and tools to create and deploy all of them, with help from Wommy. For a while I was thinking of using a Static Site Generator, but it only takes 1 line of Python / Flask code. I’ve basically built tools for a dynamic site generator. I’ve setup some auctions in Auctria since it seems to have some better features than eBay. We’ll see how it goes. If you want any of those domains that aren’t available for auction yet, send an email!
I tried installing Drupal using the Linode Marketplace. I got it working quickly, and it definitely saves typing, time, and expertise, compared to having to set it up manually.
I was happy to see it was built on Debian 10, which is the rock that Ubuntu builds on. Having used the installation for several days, I have a few suggestions:
- Drupal needs a mail server. Can you offer to setup one up, perhaps leveraging code from other scripts?
- The Create process was easy, but slightly more complicated than necessary because I had to go read the documentation. If you can please explain in the user interface that the database user account will be called “drupal” and the database will be called “drupaldb”, since these are necessary for the Drupal web installation. It shouldn’t be required to read any docs when you’ve built such a nice UI, and that was the only information missing. Note, if you call them both “drupal”, I would have guessed correctly 😉
I’m happy it’s running the latest version of Drupal, but I’m not sure what the process would be to update it to new versions, and the documentation doesn’t say. Perhaps I would just do a backup and restore to another Linode script, however that seems a overkill for a bug fix. Can you put some information about this in the documentation since Drupal isn’t in the Debian archive?
Also, have you heard of PHP Composer? It provides a mechanism to keep up to date with new versions for Drupal as well as the plugins. If you set Drupal up via the Composer, you will give them a better system regarding future installation of updates, as well as avoiding needing to setup an FTP server.
I would also consider making your Marketplace use Ansible, which allows the users to install additional apps on one machine, support multiple distros, handle upgrades over time, and has other cool features. I think it would take one Ansible person about 6 months to get your marketplace scripts ported over. I don’t even know Ansible, but I could get a WordPress script ported in a week or so 😉
I’m a fan of Linode for many reasons, but one of them is that you make it so easy to run Arch Linux, by saving me the only hard part — the installation process. Anyone who says Arch isn’t good for servers probably hasn’t tried in the last 5 years. I hope any of this is food for thought.
To My Friends in Detroit and elsewhere:
Vaccinations can provide protection, but the dirty little secret is that you might still get sick with Covid-19, especially because of the new variants. Whether you’ve been jabbed or not, you need to be aware about early treatment!
It’s been known since last April that Ivermectin is a safe and effective treatment for Covid-19. If you can find a doctor who knows anything about it, you should talk to one for better advice, but good luck in Detroit. My primary care doctor at Henry Ford was certain Ivermectin didn’t work against Covid-19, even though he had never prescribed it, talked to any doctor who had, or read any papers about it!
It’s considered one of the WHO’s essential medicines. 3.7 billion doses have been given to humans, plus countless animals as treatment for parasites, with basically no side effects. One study explained:
Ivermectin has continually proved to be astonishingly safe for human use. Indeed, it is such a safe drug, with minimal side effects, that it can be administered by non-medical staff and even illiterate individuals in remote rural communities, provided that they have had some very basic, appropriate training.Ivermectin, ‘Wonder drug’ from Japan: the human use perspective
The day I wrote this, there have been 49 studies showing the effectiveness of Ivermectin against Covid-19.
Currently, the official policy of the US FDA, and Henry Ford Health Systems, is to recommend no treatment until your lips turn blue, and then you should go to the hospital and get the $3,000 Remdesivir, which has worse side effects, and is much less effective.
There are insufficient data for the COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel (the Panel) to recommend either for or against the use of Ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19.NIH Guidelines regarding Ivermectin for Covid-19, written February, 2021, still operative as of May, 2021.
There have been many scientific studies of Ivermectin for Covid-19 throughout the world, but the FDA make excuses about how the sample sizes were small, etc. It’s easy to sit in an ivory tower and demand a 2,000 person randomized trial. Smaller sizes are not ideal, but it doesn’t make the science invalid, especially when you see numerous studies from different countries showing consistent results!
It’s easy to criticize lower-budget research, but why didn’t the NIH conduct their own starting last April, when it first became known? Why, in spite of a year of mounting evidence, does the NIH do nothing regarding Ivermectin except downplay one of the best, safest, and cheapest treatments?
Everyone says to follow the science, except regarding this drug:
The probability that an ineffective treatment generated results as positive as the 53 studies to date is estimated to be 1 in 167 trillion.IvmMeta.com
The FDA and NIH still recommend nothing for outpatient treatment or prevention except an experimental biological agent, 3 masks, a face shield, and anal swabs.
If you want to understand how the NIH came to the conclusion that Ivermectin wasn’t very effective, look at the studies (with red numbers above) that they chose to shape their (non) recommendation — and all the positive studies they ignored.
In many countries, Ivermectin is available without a prescription. Meanwhile, you can get Ivermectin at any farm supply store. For now. Each notch is about 4mg of Ivermectin.
You can also find a doctor online at sites like: https://text2md.com/. The standard dose is 0.2 mg per kg of body weight on day 1 and day 3. The side-effects are generally not noticeable. To make it easy, you can also divide your weight in pounds by 11 to determine the standard number of milligrams. In case of the new variants, doctors are using double or triple that dose. Of course, Vitamin D is also very important as well. Take your vitamins!
If your doctor questions your interest in Ivermectin, you could ask whether they are aware that Ivermectin has a binding affinity to RdRp (RNA-dependent RNA polymerase), to prevent viral replication.
If one is still being difficult, you can tell them that Ivermectin disrupts 3-chymotrypsin-like protease. That enzyme breaks the single RNA strand into multiple proteins like a cookie cutter. Without this step the next virus can’t form properly. Ivermectin also binds directly to the spike proteins, prevents viral proteins getting into the nucleus, and prevents the immune system over-reaction. It has about 5 different weapons to attack Covid-19.
Without antibodies or treatment, the amount of virus in your body doubles every 9 hours. Treating early is always better, but there is evidence it works in all phases of the disease, including for post-Covid, but any product reviews discussing it on your typical evil e-commerce site get taken down. I reading about how it helped a family of “horses” who had all caught Covid-19 since they had gotten together for an anniversary and stayed in the same small “barn” for the weekend. Eventually, of course, that one was also removed.
You can take Ivermectin as treatment for Covid-19, but you can also take it every week as prevention, as explained in the FLCCC protocol.
I created a YouTube playlist with 5 hours of information about Ivermectin by distinguished doctors. Here is the first:
For the rest of the playlist, go here.
In countries like India, Ivermectin is available without a prescription. In the state of Uttar Pradesh, they mailed it out to their citizens. The WHO buys Ivermectin for two cents per pill. Meanwhile, the media can’t figure out why the cases are mysteriously plummeting. One of the theories is that steep fines for not wearing masks made a big difference.
Ivermectin was also widely used in some (blue) cities of Peru, with great results as soon as it was implemented:
If the FDA wasn’t so incompetent, we could have ended this pandemic last April. Testing without treatment for an infectious disease is madness — but who complains?
Covid-19 for some is a head cold, for others can be a terrible disease. There are already vaccine-evading variants in Michigan. That’s why it can be worth having Ivermectin ready even if you have received a Covid-19 injection. Antibodies are helpful, but preventing the virus from replicating makes their job much easier, decreases the chance of an immune system over-reaction, and it works against all variants.
Ivermectin was first discovered because someone bothered to analyze the by-products produced by random bacteria in the soil against lab rodents infected with worm parasites. William Campbell, who was one of the first people to isolate it, thinks the bacteria evolved to kill parasites. It’s not a toxic chemical, it’s a simple chemical that exploits a design weakness in many worm species. Studies have explained:
Ivermectin binds to glutamate-activated chloride channels existing in nerve or muscle cells of nematode with a specific and high affinity, causing hyperpolarization of nerve or muscle cells by increasing permeability of chloride ion through the cell membrane, and as a result, the parasites are paralyzed to death.
Just imagine if that humble bacteria’s output could also be used to crush Covid-19. One day, some one will be able to explain why one chemical can be so safe and effective against both worms and RNA viruses.
Update: FLCCC just released the first version of their Long-Haul Covid-19 treatment guidelines. The post-Covid-19 portion of their protocols starts on page 32.
Streptomyces Avermitilis for President 2024!
I also recommend investigating Chlorine Dioxide, which treats (via selective oxidation) Covid-19, and many other diseases. The government says it’s poison, even though it’s used in mouthwash and water treatment. You don’t have to be a doctor to understand the concept of oxidizing the TFC virus, and other diseases, and if you did, you’d be better informed than those at the FDA.