On Scaling WordPress

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that to scale WordPress you “just cache it.” That’s a pretty big claim to make without any sort of references. Here’s Peter Chester of Modern Tribe’s talk on the subject from WordCamp LA 2011. Click here to display content from WordPress.tv.Learn more in WordPress.tv’s privacy policy. Always display content from… Continue reading On Scaling WordPress

My New RSS Diet: No News

Until last week, I had not touched an RSS reader. My Google Reader list had become completely unsustainable, I always seemed to have hundreds of unread items. I’ve come to the realized that RSS is a crappy way to read news. I want my RSS reader to be a personalized daily magazine. Something I can… Continue reading My New RSS Diet: No News

Please don’t customize social media icons

When I put on my front-end developer hat, I’m often the last line of defence between the client and an unfortunate typo, bad idea or missed opportunity. I’m the last pair of eyes to examine a design before it hits the development environment. Designers probably hate me for it, but if I see a design… Continue reading Please don’t customize social media icons

Watching US Netflix in Canada, now easier than ever!

Update: I am sorry to report that Tunlr is no longer supporting Netflix. See their blog for more info. If you know of another FREE DNS service please leave a comment. My friend Ron tipped me off to this free DNS service that allows you to watch Netflix (and other US geo-restricted content) outside of… Continue reading Watching US Netflix in Canada, now easier than ever!

Website Detective 102 or How To: Figure Out Who Made A Site

For one reason or another, it’s often interesting to find out who’s responsible for a website. For example, when I find sites a great website I like to dig around the designer’s portfolio and look at their other work for ideas and inspiration. Example 2, in pervious jobs I’ve had to track down content thieves. Maybe you’re part… Continue reading Website Detective 102 or How To: Figure Out Who Made A Site