In the last couple of weeks Chrome has gone from a decent browser to something out of a start-up alpha release booklet. It constantly crashes and sometimes won’t load pages, sometimes have blank pages after pages are loaded. These pages included Gmail and Google+ so it wasn’t site related. I had 3 extensions running of which one was Google Hangouts. I then tried switching to Chrome Canary so that I can at least get more frequent updates in the hope that they will plug the holes quickly. That turned out to be even worse than normal Chrome. I also tried completely reinstalling Chrome a couple of times, same shit..Read More »
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 2, or so, years, you will know about the whole net neutrality thing that is busy happening in America. I tried to sum it up in a quick one sentence breakdown:
Telephone companies in America are trying to get laws passed so that they can charge online content providers (anything from retail sites to online video streaming sites) fees to make providers’ sites faster on their networks to their users.
Currently this is not the case. The telephone companies just provide you with the service of connecting you to the network, which is the Internet. Online is a different system altogether, you pay for quantity of traffic and space, on online servers, as it all comes down to how much space things takes up when they get stored or transferred.
Now remember, the network is still running silently under the surface, like our water and electrical system does. The network must just make sure that they are connected to the rest of the network and that you can connect to them. They can and should be seen as basic services.Read More »
Like some of you might know, when we started our company we “bootstrapped” the entire thing ourselves, basically meaning that we did not have any outside capital to start up. As a result every cent gets turned around 3 times before it gets spent, which is a good, but also sometimes a frustrating exercise.
In our line of business, hosting is a very important thing. This is including, but not limited to hosting our own site and products, hosting our version control system, hosting “staged” or “proof” versions of client sites and also hosting outward facing client sites for end-user consumption. And if you don’t need to turn around every cent 3 times you might end up spending a ton on hosting. The aim of this write-up is to show you how we’re doing it and hoping that maybe you can learn something from our experience for the last 2+ years.
When it comes to hosting I believe that you shouldn’t keep all your eggs in one basket, especially if your business is as reliant on it as we are. You simply don’t want to be stranded in no man’s land because your only hosting provider went down.. and this is something that unfortunately happens from time to time. So we use the following providers, each doing a small part to fulfil a certain need in our day to day running of the business:Read More »
So as some of you might know, I recently got to make the long flight to Thailand. I spent 2 weeks there in total of which 1 week was in Bangkok, 3 days on the super boring Phi Phi islands and then the remaining time in Karon, Phuket.
The very first thing that caught my attention, while there, was the super scary power line system they have going there, but that’s not what this post is about, the thing I actually want to write about is the second thing I noticed. The complete lawlessness (or so it seemed) in general.
We all know that government is always busy bombarding us with old people laws and on top of campaigning to make the working few pay for more and more with stupid red tape, laws and regulations. So I think it’s fair to say that we know how to live with a ton of laws that’s supposed to keep things in check.
I could be wrong, but because I traveled alone I didn’t do a lot of the tourist crap. I spent a lot of time walking around exploring and blending in (as good as a 1.89m tall white dude can), but the situation in Thailand is as follows:Read More »