Using a VPS for email hosting

There’s a number of reasons you might want to how your own email server.  For me, it’s mostly about control.  I want to make sure I always have access to all my information.  And having lived through the early days of the Internet back in the early 90’s, I’ve lived through many transitions away from […]

Swift for the Server?

There’s been a lot of chatter this week about Swift, Apple’s big bomb on the developer community at this week’s WWDC.  It’ll be interesting to see how things play out on the desktop… whether Objective-C give up its title to the new contender.  But my speculation is that Swift is eventually going to make a […]

Static Web Generation

WordPress is great, but it’s certainly not fast.  There are tools to help, but it really doesn’t resolve the fundamental performance problem.  There’s lots of talk about static web generation now, though it’s definitely not ready for “prime time.”  Here’s a random list of resources related to static web site generation:

Web Server Optimization

The following is a jumbled list of things to keep in mind when optimizing websites: HTTP Server Configuration On HTTP Compression: http://zoompf.com/blog/2012/02/lose-the-wait-http-compression See the HTML5 boilerplate .htaccess file: https://github.com/h5bp/html5-boilerplate/blob/master/.htaccess Free Web Server Performance Scanning Services GTmetrix cleanly shows areas of improvement, grades, and offers detailed suggestions for improvement based on your code. PingDom offers a free slick website […]