This blog is running on a Node.js app on Linode. This morning I decided I wanted to verify it on Google Webmaster Tools. There are few ways to verify the blog because the template is not (currently) customizable. However I did figure out how to upload an HTML file: via SCP.
The user data for 1999.jeffreykishner.com/users/kishner/ lives on my server at /home/MY-USERNAME/nodestorage/publicFiles/users/kishner. So I downloaded the verification HTML file from Google Webmaster Tools to my local hard drive. Then I entered the following into Terminal:
scp google**********.html MY-USERNAME@MY-IP-ADDRESS:/home/MY-USERNAME/nodestorage/publicFiles/users/kishner
I was then able to successfully verify the site, because that file now lives at http://1999.jeffreykishner.com/users/kishner/google************.html