Proxy caching WordPress with Nginx

Nginx is a lightweight web server/load balancer/reverse proxy designed to drive blazingly fast websites. It has low resource requirements compared to Apache, the defacto standard for PHP-based applications, and can handle an order of magnitude more requests per second. With WordPress, Nginx is often used in a few different ways: to serve static media assets, […]

How to properly use Git with Subversion

Find this post on the Google or someone’s shared link? I’ve discovered an even more magical way to work with Git and Subversion Having Git properly interface with Subversion is a mysterious black art. If you’re into the Harry Potter stuff, then this post is for you. First, I must give credit where credit is […]

Using Google Apps with StatusNet for email notifications

For the sake of saving an hour of guessing, here are the proper settings for using Google Apps, or Gmail, with StatusNet, formally known as Laconica: $config[‘mail’][‘backend’] = ‘smtp’; $config[‘mail’][‘params’] = array( ‘host’ => ‘’, ‘port’ => 587, ‘auth’ => true, ‘username’ => ‘[email protected]’, ‘password’ => ‘your_secret_password’ ); Adding these settings to your config.php file […]