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 one of my own personal websites, it’s time to get this thing fast and furious!
Come back to this site for a HOWTO I’ll put together about this process and some potential snags you may run into.
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 so that I could write this pots.
The thing I was going to post about Brave was this image of the ad replacement that Brave is supposed to be one of its main features.
Regardless of the grief, after all, this IS a beta, I am pretty excited about Brave. I just hope it doesn’t turn into an Opera browser… had lots of promise, but never really “took off” as far as I’m concerned. Maybe others felt differently about that, but not me.
What’s even more exciting, as I write this, is that I was able to log into WordPress.com to post to my self-hosted sites… not only that, WordPress.com now has desktop apps that I can’t wait to get my fast-fingers all over!!!
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.
Of all the computers I’ve owned in my life, none were more exhilarating and exciting as the Commodore Amiga 500. Sure, the short time with the Vic-20 and then the long tenure with the Commodore 64 were very forming of my being, but the sheer innovation and wow-factor of the Amiga were legendary!
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 track of the RPMs of the fans associated with those components.
As I have grown up (some say I haven’t – I say I haven’t), I’ve shifted my love of SpeedFan to be more of a sanity-app. I want to slow the speed of my various fans so it doesn’t sound like I work and play in a wind tunnel. SpeedFan does a great job with this function, really, it does!
The one that has plagued me ever since moving to Windows 7, however, has been that I could never get SpeedFan to start on its own. Whether it be via placing a shortcut in the Startup group or making a scheduled task, it just never worked. I had to manually start it every time I start up my computer. Pain in the ass if you ask me.
That all changed today when I stumbled upon this simple YouTube video that pointed out that I needed to set a delay before it started. Wallah. Lo and behold. It works.
So, was my real-world performance that much better on my Nexus 5? I’m not really that sure. I don’t do a TON of browsing using my Chrome browser. I usually digest most of my news and information via Twitter, with an occasional click-through to a web page that is referenced.
Well, I clicked through to an article and scrolled down as a test. Wow, very very fast. I did a test between Chrome and Chrome Beta on my phone and found that the Chrome browser that I made the changes on scrolled much faster.