SEO tool: Check for Brotli and Gzip compression.

Okay, there are a few tools out there already which do exactly that. But I wanted to give it a shot and see how long it would take me to a) code that thing and b) rank it in Google.

So here it is: My tool to check websites for Brotli and GZip compression.

The coding part was about two hours, and I sent it live on June 1, 2021.

It’s called Akeed, which is an Arabic word. It stands for sure or yes, of course. Even though it has a .de TLD, I am hoping to get it ranked nicely worldwide.

FFMPEG: Creating a video from JPG images on the command line

So I have this directory filled with 102.766 webcam stills in JPG format. I want to convert these images into a nice AVI video file on my linux machine.

To do this, I simply call the following line on my command line from inside the directory where my images are in. The images do not have to be numbered squentially for this to work.

ffmpeg -pattern_type glob -framerate 60 -i '*.jpg'  -vcodec mpeg4 foo.avi

This produces a video with a framerate of 60 fps – which is really nice for my webcam “timelapse” video. The webcam I saved the images from makes one frame every minute, so I get a whole hour of footage into one second of video.

“Vertical Inhouse” für Inhouse SEOs

In der Welt der Suchmaschinenoptimierung gibt es ganz grob zwei Lager. Zum Einen gibt es die Agenturen, Agentur-SEOs und Consultants, die den Kunden ihre Dienstleistungen anbieten und so bei der Optimierung der Websites helfen.

Zum Anderen gibt es da noch die angestellten Suchmaschinenoptimierer, auch Inhouse-SEOs genannt.

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