How to block AdBlock users without JavaScript

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
development
javascript
advertising

This is probably one of the most rotten experiments I have done in recent times. I wanted to see what would happen if I blocked site usage from folks using ad blocking software. Would it cause a stir? Would people figure out that their ad blocker is to blame? Would […]

My three favorite free mobile education apps

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
reviews
autodidacticism

From time to time I get roped into investing way too much time into mindless video games. I’ve played all the “stories”, I’ve matched all of the candies and most of the Disney characters and as of late I have been working on a repetitive stress injury by way of […]

Get Homeschool News

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
parenting
project update

The last few months I have been urging the wife to find something new to occupy her time other than sitting front of the television. We’ve been through a few ideas but the one that seems to have stuck, and she is the most passionate about is Get Homeschool News. […]

How to stop Wordpress pingback DDoS attacks

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
development
wordpress
security

Yesterday I had the privilege of dealing with a Wordpress pingback DDoS attack on one of my sites. My hosting company, whom I pay for access to a DDoS protection appliance, didn’t even notice anything. They deployed the appliance at my request and the spike in inbound bandwidth subsided. Unfortunately, […]

5 benefits of kombucha tea

By Josh Sherman
4 min read
food
cooking
recipe
fermentation
diy

My shit stinks. Literally. I have troubles with digestion. Irritable bowel syndrome, issues with some dairy and my pee smells when I eat asparagus. Wait, scratch that last one. Seriously though, I have pretty regular issues with being regular. It’s been that way since I was a child. Once, I […]