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: See the HTML5 boilerplate .htaccess file: 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 […]

Red-Dot Blue-Dot Village People

There is a village where everyone has a blue or red dot on their forehead. Every day at noon they all gather in the central square and look at each other. No one says anything, and after a couple of minutes they disperse, and if anyone can figure out their own dot color, they kill […]

The big RAID mistake

You come back from lunch one day and  get back onto your computer only to find it unresponsive.  After some time of fiddling with cables and making sure your coworkers aren’t playing a prank on you, the sinking feeling starts to settle in.  Your hard disk has crashed and you’ve lost all your data. Maybe […]

Mac Software for Developers

Here’s some great software for developers: (more detail and links to follow) Free MacVim – Vim for Mac Time Tracker – Keep track of how much time you spend on projects Xcode – (duh!) Mac Ports – Great way to get common open source utilities on  your Mac Reducticon – Makes it easier to create iOS App Icons XQuartz […]

Paid Mac Software

Here’s a list of commercial Mac Software that I recommend: (more detail and links to follow) Pages – Word Processing + Graphic design, the way everyone actually wants to use it! Numbers – Caters to the way real people actually use spreadsheets Keynote – Create beautiful presentations easily! Aperture – Think iPhoto for power users iBank – […]