I recently created a new site, but I visited the domain before the site and was redirected to a cgi default page. And as a result Chrome cached the URL as http://example.com/cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi
After I got the site up and running, Chrome continued to redirect the domains to the cgi default page even though it was working properly in other browsers and an incognito Chrome window.
After a week or so of this annoyance, I searched the web for a solution and I found one on Sal Ferrarello’s site. It turns out that Chrome caches redirects and there isn’t a clear way to clear the redirect cache.
The solution that worked for me was Sal’s first idea to disable the cache from the Chrome Developer Tools. The easiest way to open the Developer Tools is Command Option I
Once the Developer Tools are open, click on the settings icon shown here:
Once the settings modal opens, check the box next to Disable Cache (while DevTools is open) option as shown here:
Now visit the page that is cached and the old redirect cache should be permanently removed.
A few years ago Atul Gwande wrote about the medical cost conundrum in the U.S. He follows up on that article withOverkill. This article is an in-depth look at the harm caused by unnecessary medical care.
I’ve become cautiously skeptical of most medical advice and this article reinforces much of my skepticism.
Here are a couple of interesting quotes from the article:
Doctors generally know more about the value of a given medical treatment than patients, who have little ability to determine the quality of the advice they are getting. Doctors, therefore, are in a powerful position. We can recommend care of little or no value because it enhances our incomes, because it’s our habit, or because we genuinely but incorrectly believe in it, and patients will tend to follow our recommendations.
The forces that have led to a global epidemic of overtesting, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment are easy to grasp. Doctors get paid for doing more, not less. We’re more afraid of doing too little than of doing too much. And patients often feel the same way. They’re likely to be grateful for the extra test done in the name of “being thorough”—and then for the procedure to address what’s found.
One of my favorite things about Craigslist is the Free Stuff section. For the past six months we’ve had some old glass shower doors sitting in our garage. I finally took a picture and put them on Craigslist and within a couple hour five people contacted me asking for more details. And by the next day they were gone.
Over the last couple years we’ve gotten rid of old BBQs, rusty bikes, and other odds and ends. It easier than throwing something away in a dumpster and I’m glad someone else is getting more use out of our old junk.
My brother-in-law turned me onto a WiFi hotspot device called Karma that’s being released in December. I work on the road a few weeks a year and if Karma works as advertised, I’ll be able to work in my car and I won’t have to rely on abysmally slow hotel/airport/cafe WiFi networks.
Karma previously sold a WiFi hotspot, but it didn’t run on LTE networks. Their new device is set to be shipped in December and can be pre-ordered now. If you pre-order one today you can get it for $99 instead of $149. And if you use this link you’ll get an additional $10 off (and I’ll get $10 of data credits):
– No contract
– Pay as you go data – $14/GB
– Runs over the Sprint LTE and CDMA network (view coverage)
– Your Karma connection is shared with other Karma users
– If other Karma users use your connection you get data credits
Karma kind of downplays the security risk of sharing a network connection, which concerns me a bit. Here’s a related response from one of Karma’s employees:
@nacin@kevincmarsden each client is isolated ("ap isolation" is what our CTO calls it), but a vpn will always be the most secure way to go.