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Apache, Ecommerce, Javascript, Open Source, Web Development »

[7 Apr 2009 | 9 Comments | ]

Having implemented a number of websites now in Magento and being the web hosting provider for them also, it’s been both challenging and rewarding trying to get Magento running at an acceptable speed.People generally don’t understand what’s happening when they say “my website is slow”. So, for those of you unfamiliar with benchmarking / understanding what factors to consider when a page loads from a server, we have quite a number of variables.

Your URL you type into a browser, translates to an IP address – this check should take a …

Design, Internet Goodness, Open Source, Unix & Solaris, Web Development »

[5 Apr 2009 | One Comment | ]

One area sadly lacking in most Linux installs is the availability of really nice fonts useful for design and great fonts are not cheap, circa $150 for a font set. Best all in one location for getting great free fonts, I think is www.fawnt.com
If Ubuntu really wants to have a go at competing with the Mac, this is certainly an area that needs improving.
You can install fonts system wide by dropping them (or folders of font families) into /usr/share/fonts or alternatively, kfontviewer a KDE application will give you a nice …

Internet Goodness, Linux Administration, Open Source, Video, Virtualization (Virtualisation) »

[1 Apr 2009 | 5 Comments | ]

For my future reference. DimDim is an open source web conferencing and meeting software with the following features:

No Install to Host/Join meetings
Easy Share Screens&Webpages
Audio & Video Conferencing
Present PowerPoint and PDFs
Private & Public Chat
Whiteboard & Annotations
Record and Playback Meetings
Open Source and open APIs
SynchroLive Co-Browsing
Free Recording & Archiving
Mac & PC Screen Sharing (no Linux??)
Multiple Presenters
Free Teleconferencing Calls
Secure, Private Meetings
Faster and Easier than ever
No Install to Host meetings

It’s available as a vmware virtual appliance or for those of you using Qemu / KVM / Xen, you should be able to convert the image …