Fixing blank category and tag pages in WordPress

Fix Blank Pages in Wordpress

Ahh… sometimes the smallest things can prove to me the most frustrating. After fighting with high CPU usage on my Bitnami install I decided to give W3 Total Cache another try. I installed the plugin, set it up, tested a few pages and everything seemed to be working. Even a bit speedier (yah!). So I …

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Chromebooks – So close, yet so far

Google Chromebook - so close yet so far

It was with great interest recently that I watched the debut of the Chromebook at Google IO 2011, and the ensuing media frenzy that declared the Chromebook everything from the PC killer to dead on arrival. I can say if there’s anything lacking in tech news today it’s not hyperbole, and sometimes nuance gets lost …

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Security is hard. And the bad guys are smarter than you

Security is Hard and the Bad Guys Are Smarter Than You

Just recently, two things got me thinking about just how hard security can be – whether online or offline. Earlier in the week, Lastpass – a service that securely stores usernames and passwords – issued a security incident report. Lastpass is a reputable company with a team of highly skilled security engineers, and their business …

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Running WordPress on EC2 with a little help from Bitnami

Wordpress on EC2 with Bitnami

Recently I upgraded a few of my WordPress websites to run on Amazon’s EC2, thanks in no small part to Dan Ackerson’s wonderful guide on how to migrate your WordPress blog to EC2. This is probably the point where I wax poetic about the wonder of cloud services, and how Amazon has enabled even a …

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