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mombrea

mombrea

Member since: October 2012

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Software engineer, founder of Cypress North, technology enthusiast.

Areas of Interest: Cloud Computing, Hardware, Mobile, Networking, Software, Virtualization, Software, Programming

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  • Shortcodes in Wordpress are small snippets of text that you can enter into a post or page body which trigger a larger function to run at that position. It’s the equivalent of inserting a program inline with your content and it’s useful in many scenarios. Wouldn’t it be nice to have this power in sidebar widgets as well?

    2 days 21 hours ago

  • Shortcodes in Wordpress are small snippets of text that you can enter into a post or page body which trigger a larger function to run at that position. It’s the equivalent of inserting a program inline with your content and it’s useful in many scenarios. Wouldn’t it be nice to have this power in sidebar widgets as well?

    2 days 21 hours ago

  • Performance tuning your web server is super important. You can gain a significant speed boost while reducing server load by using caching and other techniques. From a client perspective, reducing network transmission and bandwidth is also important, that’s where gzip compression comes in.

    1 week 2 days ago

  • A rule to live by with sensitive data is that at some point, your server will be compromised. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to protect your data, and more importantly your customer’s data, from a server breach.

    1 week 4 days ago

  • A rule to live by with sensitive data is that at some point, your server will be compromised. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to protect your data, and more importantly your customer’s data, from a server breach.

    1 week 4 days ago

  • When I was a youngster I used to toil away for days on IRC. It was my first taste of the real power of the internet. This week I imposed a movement to Slack and away from Google Hangouts as our primary interoffice communication tool and it feels like coming home.

    2 weeks 2 days ago

  • When I was a youngster I used to toil away for days on IRC. It was my first taste of the real power of the internet. This week I imposed a movement to Slack and away from Google Hangouts as our primary interoffice communication tool and it feels like coming home.

    2 weeks 3 days ago

  • It sounds delicious, and if you’re implementing a caching strategy on a web application it kind of is. Donut caching is a slang term for the more formal label of substitution caching. So how does it work and why should you care?

    2 weeks 6 days ago

  • It sounds delicious, and if you’re implementing a caching strategy on a web application it kind of is. Donut caching is a slang term for the more formal label of substitution caching. So how does it work and why should you care?

    2 weeks 6 days ago

  • I don’t tend to think about file encryption much, aside from it being an interesting technical problem. Guarding my privacy has been a low priority. I figure since I’ve got nothing to hide, I don’t really care who is tracking what. It’s also a pain to encrypt messages, especially when the other end is not in IT. If it were made easier, it would probably be more common. Enter Minilock.

    3 weeks 6 days ago

  • Rumors are flying about the next Google Nexus phone, the Nexus 6. Prior to this week, it’s been assumed that the Nexus 6 would be a modified version of the 5.7" LG G3. Recently however, a 5.9” phablet built by Motorola has started to appear under the codename ‘shamu’.

    4 weeks 4 days ago

  • Rumors are flying about the next Google Nexus phone, the Nexus 6. Prior to this week, it’s been assumed that the Nexus 6 would be a modified version of the 5.7" LG G3. Recently however, a 5.9” phablet built by Motorola has started to appear under the codename ‘shamu’.

    4 weeks 4 days ago

  • Twice now I’ve deeply investigated NoSQL for an upcoming project, and twice now I’ve come to the conclusion that it would be a bad decision.

    5 weeks 2 days ago

  • Twice now I’ve deeply investigated NoSQL for an upcoming project, and twice now I’ve come to the conclusion that it would be a bad decision.

    5 weeks 2 days ago

  • The last time I was evaluating NoSQL databases I ended up sticking with a relational database. I’m evaluating them again today and this time I’m pretty sure I’ll have to actually choose one. The choice is really hard for a number of reasons.

    5 weeks 6 days ago

  • Comments, for better or worse, are everywhere. There is a lot to dislike with comments (don’t get me started on the actual things being said) but they can be effective for conversation, especially with the addition of threaded / nested comments.

    6 weeks 5 days ago

  • When unknown television maker Seiki released the world’s cheapest 4K TV, many programmers jumped at the opportunity to gain a cheap 4K monitor. Early reports touted vast screen real estate and sharp picture as a massive productivity boost for developers. The trouble is, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

    7 weeks 3 days ago

  • At Google I/O this year presenters drew a chorus of boos when they revealed that the Moto 360 watch would not be available until some time later in 2014. They did however release two Android Wear watches from LG and Samsung instead. My question is, who in their right mind is going to buy one of these?

    8 weeks 14 hours ago

  • You might think that you’ve got a general idea of how you spend your time and effort at work, but tracking such things is usually more effort than it’s worth. With Toggl, they’ve reduced the friction to recording time so much that it’s barely any effort at all and you have a lot to gain.

    8 weeks 5 days ago

  • You might think that you’ve got a general idea of how you spend your time and effort at work, but tracking such things is usually more effort than it’s worth. With Toggl, they’ve reduced the friction to recording time so much that it’s barely any effort at all and you have a lot to gain.

    8 weeks 5 days ago

  • How many times have you deployed a .NET web application to a server and found that the server was missing MIME type mappings for file types you’ve used? Answer: every time.

    9 weeks 2 days ago

  • How many times have you deployed a .NET web application to a server and found that the server was missing MIME type mappings for file types you’ve used? Answer: every time.

    9 weeks 2 days ago

  • The .NET framework is an excellent platform if you’re a developer. Less so if you’re a system administrator. Deployment of .NET applications from the developer’s machines to a server environment just about always leads to a yellow screen of death while you sort out version and configuration issues. With ASP.NET vNext, things are about to get a whole lot better.

    9 weeks 6 days ago

  • MySQL is a powerful and performant database engine that often suffers from performance issues due to misconfiguration. Obvious culprits for bottlenecks are available memory and CPU resources but disk I/O can be a common problem as well.

    10 weeks 6 days ago

  • MySQL is a powerful and performant database engine that often suffers from performance issues due to misconfiguration. Obvious culprits for bottlenecks are available memory and CPU resources but disk I/O can be a common problem as well.

    10 weeks 6 days ago

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