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Upgrade your browser, lazy ass! [Read More]

2016.Aug.28 12:32:32 PM PHT

There are a vast number of reasons why you should keep your browser(s) updated.  Let's touch on a few of them, so that you, the regular web user, can understand why this is one of the most important things you can do!

Desert Island FLACs (nobody uses CDs anymore) [Read More]

2016.Aug.18 7:21:02 PM PHT

Well, since everyone seems to have shared their idea of "Desert Island Discs," I say "who the hell carries a CD player anywhere?"  Much easier to carry an Android device and play FLAC files without that crappy MP3 compression.

Cache is King (speed up your website!) [Read More]

2016.Aug.05 12:51:46 PM PHT

No matter how fast Internet speeds get, if you serve every single HTTP request directly from your server, it will choke under load.  Here are a few of my personal tips to improve caching, based on experience in both small and large environments:

Development 101 [Read More]

2016.Aug.05 8:25:01 AM PHT

After more than 20 years doing various types of development from small-business to enterprise level, here's a few things I would like to share with all of you.  Most should be common sense, but some might be new.

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