1 Change to Reduce Pascal Executable Size

A lot of language battles and flame wars start by criticizing Pascal for its large file size, when the actual application is simple. For example a hello world application being 175KB, while C using GCC produces a 8.6KB executable. Pascal is capable of creating smaller files than the 175KB behemoth. Let's go over 1 change which make your Pascal Executable Size smaller.

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Pascal Game Development

Making games in Pascal can me super frustrating to say the least. If you want to make games in nearly any other language, just pop over to YouTube or Github and search for C++ Game Engine, or Rust Game Engine. You will find many suitable libraries, frameworks, and engines for you to use. This is not the case for Pascal Game Development.

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Install Teamspeak 3 Server in 2 Minutes on Ubuntu 16.04

Teamspeak is an amazing piece of free software. While not Open Source, it does at least give you control over your data. In comparison to Skype and Discord, Teamspeak's performance is all up to you. You get to run the server, not relying on a third party to give you the bandwidth you need to have good quality audio.

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Nginx .pfx SSL Private Key

I was just given an .pfx private key, and to my knowledge Nginx does not support this key format. So let's convert it to an .rsa file format. If you are on linux, this is super easy using the command line openssl program. If you are on Windows, I have no idea how to do that. But you could probably upload the .pfx file to the *nix server that is running your Nginx instance, and convert the file there. So let's get started.

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Cloudflare Redirect Loop

Enabling Cloudflare on my website ourbusandus.com cause an odd issue, which I didn't expect. While it seemed to work correctly on this website, tazdij.com on Our Bus & Us it was causing a redirect loop. I thought it was a configuration issue, so I rewrote my nginx server configurations 3 or 4 times. Turns out it had to do with having SSL enabled and a server redirect. Let's take a quick look into the problem and solution.

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