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Google vs. Fathom vs. Cloudflare – The Best Web Analytics Service

In 2020, there are dozens of web analytics services to choose from. All of these services help you track, to different extents and in different ways, the activity of visitors to your site. In this post, you’ll learn about the similarities and differences between Google Analytics, Fathom Analytics, and Cloudflare Analytics, so you can decide which analytics solution to use for your site.

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How to Configure HTTP Preconnect on Cloudflare Workers Sites

In 2020, most websites rely on some external services for certain features. For example, if you’re a podcaster, you may want to add your latest episode to a blog post using the embed player from Transistor.fm (my favorite podcast host). Similarly, if you’re loading static assets from a CDN, that CDN may have its own domain name (cdn.brianli.com on this site). In this post, you’ll learn how to configure HTTP Preconnect for a static site hosted on Cloudflare Workers Sites!

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Higashinakano in Monochrome

I had some time last weekend, so I went for a walk with J around Higashinakano. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m using the Leica Q2 as my everyday-carry camera. On this day, I was feeling particularly moody (maybe I forgot to drink coffee in the morning) so I decided to shoot everything in monochrome.

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An M1 MacBook Air is on the Way 📝

A few months ago, our 18 month old baby smashed the screen on my wife’s 12" MacBook. Since then, she’s been using my iPad Pro for her daily computing tasks (web browsing, blogging, editing photos, and watching movies).

At the end of the day, she still prefers a traditional laptop (and I want my iPad Pro back), so we’ve been holding out for a MacBook Air that’s powerful enough to do light photo and video editing. From the looks of it, the new M1-powered MacBook Air is exactly what she needs, so I ordered one today.

My wife's new M1 MacBook Air.
My wife's new M1 MacBook Air.

It’ll arrive in a week or so, and I’m very excited to do some testing with Logic Pro X and MainStage for music-related tasks as well.