Yet another dead macbook

July 23, 2010, 5:26 a.m. bootstrap , Macbook , motherboard , toast

Dell is in a lot of hot water for shipping lousy hardware. One wonders why the same fate has not befallen Apple, the company that is so arrogant as to elegantly package a brick and call it an iphone or an ipad and charge you heaps of money for it. Macbooks are only slightly better. It was only a cou ...

More on CDNs

July 7, 2010, 11:51 a.m. cloud

CDNs exists because it's widely believed that they help speed up website load times by distributing static content to locations that are geographically closer to the user. However this might actually slow things down for some users. Typically you can use tools such as Firebug, Chrome Developer Tools ...

Content Distribution Networks any good?

July 2, 2010, 11:14 a.m. broadband , cloud

CloudFront, built upon Amazon S3 is a useful cloud hosting solution because there are no monthly commitments. You pay for the bandwidth you use. Well you do end up paying twice for bandwidth unless you are smart enough to use proper cache control mechanisms. Even then CloudFront is probably more sui ...