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My Slides Have Moved!

On Februrary 20, 2004, the day before FOSDEM 2004, I apparently made slides of my talks public for the first time, putting the L10n status update for that weekend up on kairo.mozdev.org for everyone to refer to.

It was nice to have them up on the web both for people to look them up and for myself in case there would be a problem with my laptop and I'd not have my "master copy" available there. Also, having the contents managed in a version control system (cvs) meant that recovering from accidental changes would be easier and that I could easily sync copies between my desktop, laptop and the web.

Over the years, I added all slides from any presentations I made to that site, and even those from the years before - even that "outliner" for the 2002 talk about what "chrome" was all about (which I wrote up during the presentation right before it, and which was my only slide for that talk - things were a bit different on our first FOSDEM appearance then nowadays for sure).

Fast forward to today: mozdev.org isn't all that well-maintained any more, I never did put up much more than the slides there as I ended up putting all my content on my own server (and domain) anyhow, and cvs also probably isn't the state of the art any more for version control. In addition, I recently discovered how I could do decent auto-deploy of changes on my websites with git hooks on the repos that I host on my own server anyhow.

So, I did a simple "git cvsimport" on a cvs checkout of my slides, and now am using the resulting git repository to host all this right on my server at slides.kairo.at.

I also improved the index page from a pure list into a tabular format, of course using the common KaiRo.at color scheme and my logo, and exchanged the URLs on the slides themselves to point to the new domain. Note that I didn't do any other changes to the slides, so some of them might not be optimal in usability or design in current Firefox versions (I relied on SeaMonkey's site navigation bar a lot in the earlier slide sets, and I didn't add unprefixed versions of some CSS rules I used), but the newer ones should be as good as they can.

Now all I'm missing is to find a way to do a smart redirect (or URL rewrite) from mozdev to the new domain. Oh, and I need to get to creating slide sets for my Linuxwochen 2013 presentations... ;-)

Entry written by KaiRo and posted on April 20th, 2013 19:28 | Tags: Mozilla, presentation, slides, talks | 1 comment | TrackBack



Manuel Reimer

"Smart redirect" from mozdev.org
Hello Robert,

I've ported away from mozdev.org some time ago and I also needed a smart way to redirect from there to my new hoster. I used a hack like this:


Most probably you only need the two "header" lines. This change redirects anything to a new domain. But you have to keep the files on the mozdev.org webspace to prevent a 404 error.
2013-04-22 07:53

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