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Getting Better All the Time

I have had some great success lately with improving my overall health and wellness. I have been able to significantly reduce my fatigue, aches and pains, and headaches by making some life-style changes.

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IP2Location + Varnish = Geocentric Supercaching

My friend and coworker @brettfitzgerald has developed a front-end load-balancer that uses a combination of Varnish and the IP2Location database to perform some geocentric caching that caches websites according to a user's country and timezone.  This allows for websites to be cached and served up with unique content based on the user's location.  Not a big deal if you have 3…

5 Common Server Setups For Your Web Application | DigitalOcean

When deciding which server architecture to use for your environment, there are many factors to consider, such as performance, scalability, availability, reliability, cost, and ease of management.

In this post, Mitchell Anicas outlines a list of commonly used server setups, with a short description of each, including pros and cons. Keep in mind that all of the concepts covered here can be used in various combinations with one another, and that every environment has different requirements, so there is no single, correct configuration.

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A great source for free "cover" images for your website

A friend recently referred me to this site that offers free ("do whatever you want") hi-resolution photos.

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Everything a Web Developer Needs to Get Started

Ever consider Web Development as a career? The following list of free resources will help you get up-and-running as a Web Developer.

PHP - Currently the most popular and widely used web development platform in the world.  After starting my software/web development career several years ago in the world of Microsoft, it was a relief to see that there was a…