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App.net Object Sync

I recently released my first app on the Mac App Store, Toki, and I decided that talking about the inner workings of the sync mechanism I’m using would not only be interesting, but helpful for me to think about some of the problems I’m having. Toki uses an App.net sync mechanism that I’ve been thinking…

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Kerbal Space Program – Asteroid Redirect Mission

Kerbal Space Program — KSP for short — is an incredibly addictive game about… Space exploration! In the game, you are in charge of the space program on planet Kerbin. Kerbin is located in a solar system quite similar to our own solar system, with a few differences. I’ve been playing this game for a…

App.Net Comments Widget on WordPress

I noticed that most of the good discussion I was having about blog posts were on App.net. Turns out, many other people feel the same way, and there’s even an official App.net comments widget! I’ve been testing a WordPress plugin to replace the default WordPress comments with ADN comments on this site for quite a…

SSL and SPDY

In my quest for faster response times and page load speed, I’ve been playing around with Google’s SPDY. I finally got around to getting a SSL certificate for this website and installing the latest version of the SPDY module for Nginx. WordPress, alone, doesn’t really support SSL on all pages out of the box —…

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WordPress on Nginx, HHVM, and MariaDB

Update 2014/4/24: I’ve updated the template to work with the latest HHVM 3.0+, and also squished some bugs. I’ve been talking quite a bit about WordPress on HHVM recently, and it’s gotten a bit of attention, so I decided to open-source my Vagrant setup for running WordPress on HHVM. I originally made this Vagrant setup…

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HHVM and WordPress

Update 2014/4/17: This site now runs WordPress 3.9, which seems to be working fine with HHVM. Also, compatibility has improved, thanks to a patch in the WordPress core specifically for HHVM. I recently posted about how I switched out PHP-FPM (PHP’s FastCGI pool) for HHVM. Today I’ll be talking more about the install process on…