A-R-S Technica

This article from Huffington Post (I’m not an avid reader, just happened this way) came into my radar about one of my favorite websites of all time, Ars Technica. On average, I visit this site about 6 days a week. I’ve been a reader of this site since it started back in 1998. I’ve even […]

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 […]

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 […]

When Free Public WiFi Really Isn’t Free

How do you feel when you’re at a public place, like a Starbucks, and you search for a wireless network and you are given a few options, leading you to choose the one that you get as a benefit of being a subscriber. At this Starbucks in Troy, MI, for instance, I was given the […]

Dropbox adds convenience for business users

We use Dropbox at work and I also use Dropbox personally. Prior to just recently, to use both of my Dropbox accounts, I had to use DropboxPortableAHK alongside the standard Dropbox client (for Windows). It worked about 99.8% as well as I wanted it to. Every now and again, the portable version would get stuck […]