Archive for August, 2011

Handling Traffic Load on Apache + PHP

August 30, 2011

I found that accessing my website had gotten slower and slower as traffic increased. I started with 300 MB but that wasn’t enough. I upgraded to 512 MB and that helped initially, but it still wasn’t enough. I upgraded to 1 GB and even then, after enough hours, the server would start using swap memory […]

Posted in PHP 4 Comments »

Why I switched from Dreamhost VPS to Rackspace Cloud Servers

August 24, 2011

I started my site on dreamhost shared hosting, and it was the best. A ton of services, great support, easy to use. It was much better than any other shared hosting I’ve used. After my site grew, shared didn’t cut it anymore. So I ordered dreamhost VPS with high expectations. I noticed it was a […]

Tags:
Posted in PHP, Startups 4 Comments »

Learning Tennis

August 15, 2011

I just ordered my tennis racket and I’m excited to learn! I’m a bit concerned about learning it properly. It would be better if I had some instruction, because I know how difficult it can be to unlearn bad habits. Nevertheless, I will try my best to learn on my own from whatever videos I […]

Posted in Tennis No Comments »

Song in A Major

August 14, 2011

I’ve been working on a piece which seems to be sorting out to a I iii ii ii(dim) progression. That is, in the key of A, a progression of A, C# minor, B minor, B minor diminished. Although, I wasn’t sure if Bm Dim is the correct sound for B, D, F but it seemd […]

Tags:
Posted in Guitar No Comments »

Keeping an Eye on Hyperinflation

August 10, 2011

Here’s the story of Gold so far. I’ve taken measurements of how long it took for Gold to stabilize at a given price. Gold reached it’s last $700 on Sept 7th, 2007. Gold reached it’s last $800 on Dec 12th, 2008. 1 year, 3 months, 15 days later. Gold reached it’s last $900 on May […]

Posted in Politics No Comments »

The Internet: Perpetuator of Free Thought

August 9, 2011

There is a great shift in the world that has not been seen since the dawn of the printing press. We are entering a new era of change and to understand its significance we can compare it to the past. Long ago, there were far fewer humans living on this planet. Information traveled at a […]

Posted in Politics No Comments »

W3 Total Cache: Code to Update CDN After Saving a Post

August 5, 2011

I recently started using a Rackspace Cloud CDN with a blog of mine. At first, it was very easy to setup with the w3 Total Cache WordPress plugin. I had uploaded my images to the CDN. But then I ran into some trouble, because some of the images on my blog were thumbnails that were […]

Tags: ,
Posted in PHP No Comments »