and Open Source

A year ago, my wife, daughter and I visited my wife’s aunt and uncle in Waterford, Michigan area. She signed me up to do a small web site for them to promote the printing business. The printing business has been in the family since 1946.

I decided to use open source tools as much […]

Nginx, FastCGI, WordPress Permalink & “No Input file specified”

If you have spent any time recently look into the state of web servers then you know that nginx is getting recommended as the replacement for apache left, right and center. Apache has a rich history, platform extensive, and highly extensible, and while these are great traits it’s 15 years of legacy code hasn’t seemed […]

Getting Started with Slicehost

I looked into virtual hosting solutions about a year ago and found Slicehost. The original impetus was to have a server in the cloud in order to host a code repository and test server for things I work on in spare time. Some of the requirements I was looking for included root access, good management […]