Yesterday, Salvatore released version 1.0 of redis. I thought now might be a good time to publish an update on how our redis installation is going.
This is an incredible tool (toy?) I just happened to stumble across: http://www.wordle.net/
Mediawiki uses MySQL’s full-text searching capabilities for its searching. I’ve always been irritated that I can’t search for a three-letter word, like “nfs”. It turns out that this is due to a default configuration in MySQL. In this article, I’ll try to pull together various tips I’ve seen around the Web for enabling searches for […]
I just had to tell the world about this sweet new database system. redis is a non-volatile key-value database with speeds comparable to memcached. For the right types of applications, it’s just perfect.
If you’re like me, you already know that there are 86400 seconds in a day. Using UNIX timestamps, it’s fairly common to use this fact to move a clock forward or back by a day. Just be careful to do it safely.
I spent a lot of time looking for a good (and, I’ll admit it, free) comment solution for smorgasbork.com. The best I found was ChronoComments from ChronoEngine. I like the wide array of configuration options that it provides, and the layout/presentation is very clean and works well with my site’s template. One thing that isn’t […]
I have always prided myself on being savvy enough when browsing the web to avoid things like viruses and other malware. I’m not so confident anymore, after I got hit with the triple cocktail of Virtumonde, Smitfraud, and Worm/Downadup. The first sign of trouble was when Firefox started randomly opening unrequested web sites. It turns […]
I have the pleasure of managing the technology side of a fairly large-scale Web site for a traditional media company. We do somewhere around 2.7 million pageviews on a normal day, and as many as 7 or 8 million on a busy day. Obviously, with traffic levels like this, optimizing our bandwidth usage is critical. […]