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Does Brave or Safari give more battery life on 2014 MacBook Air? — November 9, 2021

Does Brave or Safari give more battery life on 2014 MacBook Air?

Yes, I’ve got an old MacBook Air that’s 7 years old, and it’s still running decently well. Better than a typical Chromebook, from what I can tell. Though I can’t say for sure, because I haven’t tried the newest Chromebooks built in 2021 to say.

Can you imagine how long the battery would last on this laptop?

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how to use htaccess on nginx server — October 15, 2021

how to use htaccess on nginx server

Web hosting used to be a lot more lenient and allowed different language encoding on a per page basis, by using a META tag in the <HEAD> section like:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=big5"> 

But recently discovered that my web hosting server (and perhaps many others) have a server-defined language character set encoding, and the META tag is ignored, so to speak.

When Did UTF-8 Take Over as the Web Standard

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What happened to — September 10, 2021

What happened to

Next Gener.Asian Church was a team blog about the collision of faith and Asian American culture that lived on the Web from 20062018.

This was its description:

Next Gener.Asian Church is a collaborative team blog to discuss issues facing Asian American culture and the Christian faith. Our contributors come from different ethnic Asian American backgrounds and a diverse range of theological perspectives with the common goal of seeing Jesus Christ magnified in our cultural contexts as well as our culture at large.

And, it was the website where An Open Letter to the Evangelical Church from the Asian American Community was posted in 2013.

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Scoville Heat Units of Gringo Bandito Hot Sauces — August 28, 2021

Scoville Heat Units of Gringo Bandito Hot Sauces

Want to know just how hot the Gringo Bandito collection of hot sauces are? Here’s the official Scoville scores for the popular Gringo Bandito hot sauces:

Original Red Hot Sauce @ 1,590 SHU

Green Habanero Hot Sauce @ 1,670 SHU

Spicy Yellow Hot Sauce @ 3,230 SHU

Super Hot Sauce @ 3,530 SHU

(SHU = Scoville Heat Units)

Now that you know how hot these sauces are, which one will you buy? Or just buy all four!

Scoville scores of more hot sauces

Want to find the Scoville scores of other hot sauces too? These are the biggest lists around the web (at the time of this post, i.e. August 2021):

214 entries at

150 entries at Scott Roberts’

88 entries at Scoville Pedia

hot sauces featured on the Hot Ones YouTube series

where to buy hot sauces online at big online stores

2004 church dropout rate for young adults ages 18-35 — June 14, 2021