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 —…

vagrant-wp-ng-hhvm-maria

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 I originally made this Vagrant setup…

HipHop VM Facebook Page

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…

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Japanese Input in Sublime Text

I really like Sublime Text. Today, I like it even more. Thanks to a blog post by Uesugi Shu, this long-open bug regarding Japanese character input has a viable workaround! The link is in Japanese; I’ve (roughly) translated the steps required to achieve the same result below: Open the Sublime Text keymap file. This is…

Jupiter

Moved… Again!

So, I’m making some changes to this blog. I’ll start with the first, which is most obvious. I’ve decided to change the theme I’ve been using for 2 years to Expound by Konstantin Kovshenin. Second, which may (or may not) be so obvious. I’m running this site on NGINX (blog post), but I’ve switched out…

wp_enqueue your scripts and styles.

The ease of making a WordPress theme is both a blessing and a curse. It allows people to get started with programming relatively easy — most hosting providers have PHP / MySQL, and the majority have a WordPress quick-install. However, this easiness comes with a dangerous pitfall — it’s easy to do the wrong thing.…

Ruby 2.1.0-preview2

Ruby 2.1 is coming soon! Personally, I’ve noticed quite a few speedups, and it seems like they’ve fixed a large memory problem I was running in to on pre-release staging environments: fix memory consuming issue on RGenGC (r43532 and r43755) I’d be interested in your experiences!