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Mike Davies
Using mmap as a way of evented / non-blocking reads and writes. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
The Anatomy of a Perfect Squeeze Page Template | Digital Marketer - http://www.digitalmarketer.com/access...
The elements and their positioning in what makes an effective squeeze page. Quite a remarkable distance from the internet marketer book-length fat squeeze pages. (starts about 10 minutes in) - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Cool, but obscure unix tools :: KKovacs - http://kkovacs.eu/cool-bu...
Collection of useful command line tools, from twitter clients to network monitors to GTD tools. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
How to handle 1000′s of concurrent users on a 360MB VPS - http://markmaunder.com/2009...
Lays out a simple architecture of using nginx as a reverse proxy to handle and hold the large number of connections, thus Apache is only talking to nginx as much as it can comfortably handle - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Evolution of Code Design at Facebook - http://www.infoq.com/present...
An interesting talk about how the facebook code evolved to deal with its scaling and performance issues, using patterns like Prepared Statements to minimise/batch queries. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
A list of DSL Patterns from Martin Fowler's Domain Specific Languages book. One page per Pattern. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Data Structure Visualization - http://www.cs.usfca.edu/~galles...
Animated visual representations of how standard data structures work. Handy for understanding their implementation - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Modern Perl, by chromatic - Onyx Neon Press - http://www.onyxneon.com/books...
Modern Perl free book, also offers downloads as PDF, ePub and mobi. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
List of Current and Upcoming Cloud Platforms - Andyland - http://blog.huchunhao.com/current...
List of cloud platforms by language. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
A VC: Finding And Buying A Domain Name - http://www.avc.com/a_vc...
Interesting approach to startups acquiring domain names. Allocating up to $50K for a domain name, for an incubator project. Wowsers. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Hackers vs. Coders | Amir Khella - http://blog.amirkhella.com/2011...
Interesting difference between coding from the start against investing time exploring an idea. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Why you NEED an ‘About’ page | Concise Content | Freelance web copywriter and editor - http://www.concisecontent.co.uk/2011...
Interesting point about the usefulness/importance of having an about page: adding credibility or a name to a site. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
List of useful and helpful features of emacs, around getting to grips and configuring the editing environment - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Online version of the Apress title Practical Common Lisp - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Common Lisp the Language, 2nd Edition - http://www.cs.cmu.edu/Groups...
Online version of Digital Press Common Lisp the Language, written by Guy Steele - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Data: Where can I get large datasets open to the public? - Quora - http://www.quora.com/Data...
List of large datasets open to the public. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
YouTube - Kasparov versus Deep Thought documentary (part 1 of 4) - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
YouTube - Kasparov versus Deep Thought documentary (part 1 of 4)
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Documentary about the first Kasparov vs Deep Thought match with commentary from both sides, including Robert Byrne, Ken Thompson, Maxim Dlugy, Shelby Lyman. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Teach Yourself Scheme in Fixnum Days - http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home...
rainy day, you are under advisement. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
John Resig - Fast JavaScript Max/Min - http://ejohn.org/blog...
Wrapping a method that takes a variable number of arguments with apply so that it takes an array of elements too. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Microcode update? » Computerbeschimpfung - http://blog.arschkrebs.de/blog...
A one-liner apt-get that installs the user-space microcode BIOS upgrade for Atom netbooks (like the Acer Aspire One) - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
GET - Linux Command - Unix Command - http://linux.about.com/library...
A command line script wrapper for Perl LWP for easy REST requests to servers. Useful for debugging. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Yes, You Can Run 18 Static Sites on a 64MB Link-1 VPS – Low End Box - http://www.lowendbox.com/blog...
So, just trying to prove the point that yes, 64MB is more than enough to host 18 static sites - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
well honed BASH voodoo skills - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
PHP-FastCGI with Nginx - Nginx and PHP-FastCGI on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid) - Linode Library - http://library.linode.com/web-ser...
The nginx web server is a fast, lightweight server designed to efficiently handle the needs of both low and high traffic websites. Although commonly used to serve static content, it's quite capable of handling dynamic pages as well. This guide will help you get nginx up and running with PHP and FastCGI on your Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid) Linux VPS. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
EndofWeb » A line-by-line guide: Setting up Nginx, MySQL, PHP-FPM, phpMyAdmin and properly functioning WordPress on an Ubuntu 10.04 VPS - http://endofweb.co.uk/2010...
there’s no reason Nginx shouldn’t be able to process its own PHP requests and serve static files at the same time. In fact, Nginx does a damn good job of processing PHP requests, especially when using PHP-FPM. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Welcome — Developer Support Handbook - http://www.developer-support-handbook.org/
A guide for how to support and encourage developers to your API or other development offerings. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Running Apache On A Memory-Constrained VPS: MicroISV on a Shoestring - http://www.kalzumeus.com/2010...
Configuring Apache by turning off KeepAlive and adjusting prefork settings to something lower - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
List of resources: Article text extraction from HTML documents | My tech blog. - http://tomazkovacic.com/blog...
Big list of resources and articles about extracting text from HTML documents - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Supermicro unveils Intel Atom-powered servers - http://apcmag.com/supermi...
rack-sized Atom CPU powered servers. A dual Atom server consuming only 9W of power. - Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Dell uses Via Nano netbook chip to create modular ‘mini-servers’ - http://apcmag.com/dell-us...
Although an Atom chip is about a third less powerful than a typical entry-level server it consumes a fifth less electricity. - Mike Davies
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