Jul 27

OS-X, NGINX, and Symfony2 – What a Party!

Symfony2 on Nginx

Google on OS-X, nginx, and Symfony2 and you’ll pull up a ton of posts. However I find them all confusing or missing pieces. Maybe I’m getting slow…maybe I’m not the command line guru…but in this post I will give you my take on how to setup these tools on OS-X Mavericks. Why? Well – I’m …

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May 07

Powerpoint is Killing Writing

Powerpoint is killing good writing skills in the business world. This is a terrible problem afflicting enterprises…and my personal sanity is suffering too. While Powerpoint slides can be useful for presentations at some point the medium lacks the ability to communicate the written word. Countless hours of mind numbing meetings are wasted trying to squeeze …

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Apr 25

TDD Sucks – Amen

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TDD sucks – its kinda true. Rarely – ok this is the first time – do I just re-post something another author wrote. So here it is – nice post to David. I guess no methodology is a silver bullet. When you get all religious about one vs. another common sense goes out the window …

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Apr 19

A Day at the New York International Auto Show

I spent the day at the New York International Auto Show 2014 with my son. The weather was great for a drive to Hamilton, NJ where we could grab an hour train on up to Manhattan and see what is new for 2015 in cars. Important since my 328i comes off lease next year. Ok …

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Apr 03

CDN Services Boost

I’ve been adding quite a bit of media and hi-res graphics. Even my own performance kinda was sucky. To fix this I’ve added a new CDN and caching service. From my benchmarks performance on heavy graphics pages like Menegroth are 50% improved and now back under the 5 second page mark on medium bandwidth networks. …

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