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 […]

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 […]

WordPress Updated to 3.3

Great news. WordPress updated to version 3.3. Lots of changes, mostly helpful for folks who run multiple sites. I’m pleased. Here are the highlights of WordPress 3.3: Highlights Easier Uploading File Type Detection – A single upload button Drag-and-Drop Media Uploader Dashboard Design New Toolbar in the dashboard, combining the Admin Bar and admin header […]

Apple — of all companies, to use dirty HTML to resize images!

I always find it funny that on http://store.apple.com, the image that says “We’ll be back soon”, when they are making changes to their store, is being resized via HTML and not natively the right size, so it always looks “dirty”… Right click that image and choose to “View Image”, and you’ll see how it’s SUPPOSED […]