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Seven essential WordPress plugins

by Valeriu Paloş on February 10, 2010

Here are the plugins I recommend for use on a WordPress blog. Most (not all) of these plugins are generic, meaning that they are not bound to a specific type of blog and may (or should) be used regardless of what you write. All of these plugins are top quality (IMHO) and provide an invaluable […]

@font-face for a programmer’s blog?

by Valeriu Paloş on February 9, 2010

I’m sure that many of you are well aware of the exceptional @font-face CSS3 rule, which made life much easier for many designers, I would think. A few days ago I started wondering if it would be appropriate to use such an instrument on my blog… the site you’re on! Yoopie! And, why not!? I […]

URI parsing using Bash built-in features

by Valeriu Paloş on February 3, 2010

A bit of background A while ago I posted an article describing how one could parse complete URIs in Bash using the sed program. Since then, I have realized that there is a better way to do it, a much better way: via Bash built-in pattern matching!  Here are some benefits of this improvement: It […]

First impressions on Loomiere/Stream performance

by Valeriu Paloş on February 2, 2010

UPDATE: http://vpalos.com/1165/loomiere-2-0-1-beta-finally-out/ As promised, here are some of the first monitoring statistics of Loomiere/Stream in a production environment after moving away from psstream. Only one server is considered, a Quad-core Xeon with 8GB RAM (not that they are used anymore). This shows the memory usage over one week (the switch was made on the 29th as […]