Converting WordPress to a Static Site

I’m having some strong considerations regarding converting one of my two sites to a static file website running on Ghost hosted at Digital Ocean. I’ve always been intrigued about performance and removing the fat that comes with WordPress. Don’t get me wrong. I love WordPress for all that it is, but I’m thinking that for […]

Brave Browser So Far and WordPress Innovations

I was just about to write a quick little blog post about how I think the Brave browser is nice and fast, but then I tired to get into Google Sheets to look something up and it didn’t work in Brave. Neither did logging into my WordPress (self-hosted) site. I had to switch to Safari […]

Speaking on Synthetic Mobile Performance Testing and Monitoring

I gave a presentation on Synthetic Mobile Performance Testing and Monitoring last night as part of Mobile Monday Detroit at OU Inc. I talked about: Mobile Web Monitoring Challenges Website Performance: What is it? Mobile Testing 3rd party calls Summary I discussed some key benchmarks to look for in mobile performance testing: End to end […]

Been a while…

Thanks to Alex, been working on some new projects. Working with Heroku (had always been curious about their services) to install a node.js application called Telescope for some exciting things I can’t disclose yet. Also planning to work with another node.js application, but not Telescope, in the coming days. Doing my first speaking engagement on […]

Getting SpeedFan to start in Windows 7/8.x

I have been a big fan of Almico’s SpeedFan for probably as many years as it’s been out. I used to be in love with the app because I overclocked the heck out of my computers and wanted to keep track of various temperatures: CPU, GPU, Chipset, Case, and others. I also wanted to keep […]

Speed up your Android’s Chrome Browser

I’m not normally looking to make changes like this… who am I kidding? Of course I am. I’m a speed freak. I love pushing my technology to the limit. Thanks to reddit user erythrocytes64, you can make a simple change to a Chrome flag. Go into Chrome and surf to chrome://flags/#max-tiles-for-interest-area. Set that to 512 instead of […]