I have been writing an application that is planned to scale pretty big. This means that every 1% of processing time saved turns into a big bottom line difference in the budget. I created LightningPHP to work very similar to CodeIgniter but to more importantly and always foremost run extremely fast. During my tests, my code ran 15 times faster with HHVM and LightningPHP over Codeigniter, PHP and Apache.
I was browsing around on YouTube a few nights ago and found a hot new thing to try out - Jekyll. Jekyll is a ruby gem that generates your blog from a set of posts, templates and pages. This might seem insane, but when you look into it - there are a lot of things I like about it:
My new project Sophia requires a ton of database calls. When I say a ton, I mean a TON. Thankfully, the tech world has JUST started vetting exactly the solution I need: Redis clustering.
So I just picked up a new GTX465 and was pleased as punch. The back of the new card has two DVI outs and a wonderful new little HDMI out in place of what used to be S-Video or whatever.
My mom was complaining of her internet going out tonight, so I wrote a quick bash script to monitor her pings.