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If you are using Analog as your log file analyzer, then you are probably aware that it hasn’t been updated in some time.

I’ve modified the tree.c source file to enable Analog to detect new platforms:

  • iPhone/iPod
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Android
  • BlackBerry

Download the new tree.c here and compile Analog again.

On MacOS X (G5 or Intel) you might want to edit src/Makefile and add -03 -fast to the CFLAGS.

When you run a popular web site, you should think about how to increase the speed to deliver the content to your readers. This is where Content Delivery Networks (CDN) come in. These systems deliver the content from the nearest server, thus reducing the latency to retrieve additional HTTP objects. Read the rest of this entry »

So, you’ve got a web site and wonder how you can improve the load times of your web pages. In recent weeks, we’ve played around with a variety of techniques to optimize web pages for our clients and our own projects.

First, you should run a few analysis on your web page to make sure that the HTML and CSS syntax is correct and that all URLs can be found. Read the rest of this entry »

ADSL SpeedTest

Author: Joe Savelberg 06.01.2009

Run this speed test to find out how fast your Internet connection is…
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PHP debugging

Author: Joe Savelberg 04.09.2008

Sometimes there are little errors in your PHP scripts and you need to debug them. If you don’t have access to the global PHP error log, then it’ll be difficult to see what goes wrong and where.

However if you’re able to put a .htaccess file on your web host, then you can add some little commands to that file to enable PHP logging and displaying. This allows you to find out what’s happening in your script. Read the rest of this entry »