HTTP/2: A Quick and Easy Website Speed Up

I always want my websites to be secure and fast. HTTP/2 is the latest enhancement to the HTTP protocol that can provide significant performance improvements:

The primary goals for HTTP/2 are to reduce latency by enabling full request and response multiplexing, minimize protocol overhead via efficient compression of …

NGINX, HTTPS, Let's Encrypt, and Django

My website is served by nginx proxying to gunicorn running my Django application. I'll be adding user accounts soon so I wanted to convert the site to be more secure by using HTTPS encryption. Also Google has announced it will likely prefer sites using HTTPS.

The site is …

NGINX CGI Parameter Gotcha

When I first started the agilitynerd blog in 2004 I had my Blosxom blogging CGI script running via Apache. Later on I moved all my sites to nginx or took advantage of nginx's caching features to have it act as a proxy in front of Apache. I finally decided to …

Configuring Runit for Gunicorn and Django Installed in a Virtualenv on Ubuntu

I couldn't find any documentation that covered all the pieces for configuring my latest Django site so I hope this helps someone else out.

I had used mod_wsgi under Apache for my other Django sites. But now I'm using different python versions for the sites (until if/when I update …

Notes on Configuring Postfix on Ubuntu Gutsy to Send Email via Google Apps

Here are some notes I took on configuring my Slicehost Ubuntu Gutsy installation to use Postfix to send emails via Google Apps. I am far from an expert on postfix configuration but maybe these notes will be helpful to others needing this configuration.

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