Sockethub - The polyglot approach to the federated...
Last month, January 2013, I started a new project called Sockethub, and I thought I’d write a basic overview of the goals of the project, along with some examples. In brief: Sockethub implements a “polyglot” messaging service, for both social platforms like facebook or twitter and other systems like email and instant messaging. It assists open web-app developers by providing...
3 ways to configure HAProxy for WebSockets
Currently there aren’t many options when it comes to proxying WebSockets. Nginx doesn’t yet fully support WebSockets out of the box, though some people have opted to take an older version and patch it. I wont go into why I eventually decided to go with HAProxy, but I will link you to an article which does a nice job of summarizing the current state of Proxies and WebSockets. Thankfully,...
5 reasons to add Nginx to your LAMP stack now
The web has continued to grow at ever increasing speed, along with that growth comes increased demands on server response time. It’s becoming quite clear that, although Apache has been a long-standing pillar in the world of the web, it no longer makes sense as an ‘across the board’ solution to serving web pages. This may seem completely obvious to some groups of people, while...
How to determine the make & model of your video...
Recently I needed to re-install Windows 7 on a laptop. After installing, I wanted to get the proper drivers for the video card but wasn’t sure of the model number (I knew it was an nVidia). Initially I tried to install the Omega Drivers pack, but it was unable to find an appropriate driver for the card. After doing some searching I came across an article which details a number of ways to...
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