Google Launches 64-bit Version of Chrome for Windows

Along with the launch of 32-bit Chrome 37, Google today also released the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows 7 and Windows 8 in the stable channel. Nevertheless, going 64-bit is still an opt-in process: to take advantage you have to hit the new “Windows 64-bit” download link over at google.com/chrome.

Google first launched Chrome 64-bit back in June, but only in the browser’s Dev and Canary channels. The beta channel received the same treatment in July, and now it’s finally available in the stable channel.

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My Homeserver build – BAM!

Project BAM!

(Bad ass Motherf**ker)

 

So back in April I built a home-server, I had always wanted to build a server for my home for a couple of reasons and it was always one of the projects if you would like to call it that, that I wanted to do.

So, let’s go into the reasons why I build it and why you should consider it as well if you fit in the same category as me. Continue reading

Installing mod_cloudflare on apache for debian based linux distros

When you use CloudFlare CDN it acts as a proxy to your content and distributes it all around the world. This means that when you check your HTTP access logs you’ll see the CloudFlare IP addresses/host names as opposed to the origin IP address.

SSH into your web-server.

Type in the following commands:

cd /root
wget https://www.cloudflare.com/static/misc/mod_cloudflare/ubuntu/mod_cloudflare-precise-amd64.latest.deb
dpkg -i mod_cloudflare-precise-amd64.latest.deb
apt-get install apache2-prefork-dev
apxs2 -iac mod_cloudflare.c
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

How to test if the apache mod is working correctly:

tail -f /%path to apache logs%/access.log

Open up your website and you should now see your IP address in your logs. If you don’t know your IP address then you can find out by going to http://lul.cat/7xv.

How to Serve Your WordPress Blog from the DocumentRoot If It’s Installed in a Subdirectory

If you’re using WordPress as your primary site acting as a CMS you probably want it serve your pages when a user hits the root of your website, like mine is set up.

But, for the sake of keeping your web-server’s root directory organized and clean, you might not want to install WordPress in that directory. Rather, you might want to install WordPress in subdirectory  called “wordpress”.

Edit the .htaccess file

Open the file named “.htaccess” in the root directory. Or create one if it doesn’t exist.

nano .htaccess

 

Add the following to it:

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Create an index.php file

Create a file in the root directory called “index.php”. Assuming your WordPress is installed at the /wordpress subdirectory, add the following to the file:

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Change the blog URL in WordPress options

Go to wp-admin, settings, general and change the URL from “http://chaddie.co.uk/wordpress/” to “http://chaddie.co.uk/”.

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Now using Cloudflare and WordPress

I heard about this thing called Cloudflare for a long time and I constantly saw videos on the subject and why you should be using it. I was sceptical at first but after reading on the technicalities I decided to jump in and change the name-servers of my domains. I must say I am a big fan of what Cloudflare are doing and the benefits it brings to the web. Just from analysing my site I’ve noticed that it minifies my code, it serves any requests to a user from one of their local datacentres, it protects my site against denial of service attacks and they are soon to be adding SSL by default in October for their free plan users which I cannot wait for. I did have a couple of setbacks with moving over to cloudflare but nothing major as all it takes is some configuration server and domain side and you’re good to go.

For a long time I was against using any form of CMS, I always thought the idea was stupid, why use somebody elses platform when you can code it yourself and have complete control of it? However I was soon convinced to finally use one when I found that I spent more time trying to perfect any code I wrote and any small detail and found that I never actually got shit done or pushed any content to my website . The advantages of using wordpress is that it can control my content for me and I have build around it, they make it really easy to push content and gives you the flexibility to edit your theme. I always very much like the fact that it can handle the SEO side for me which is great and the fact I can use plugins and create plugins for the platform.

My review of the One Plus One

ONE PLUS ONE REVIEW

I can definitely say for a fact that the One Plus One is the best phone I have ever owned, I would even go so far to say it is the best phone on the market in regards to the price to performance ratio.

I think One Plus delivered on their promise (almost) to deliver a flagship phone with no compromises. The phone has a beautiful 5.5″ 1080p IPS display giving it a pixel density of 401ppi, this definitely makes a difference to the viewing experience of the phone. It comes with a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM and Cyanogenmod OS installed right out of the box.

 


The Pros and Cons of the Phone

 

CONS

I know that I said that I said the One Plus one delivered on their promises of a phone with no comprises however that is not completely true but it is down to the phone’s user preference at the end of the day. A few things I wish it had was a removable battery, an SD Card slot and front facing speakers. If you don’t feel these are important to you then I feel OnePlus delivered on their promise.

PROS

The design of the phone is truly elegant, there is no ugly logo at the front of the phone, the heightened effect of the screen is beautiful. The look and the feel of the phone makes you believe it should of cost the same as the £500-600 flagship phones on the market.

 


 

Performance 

I can say that I’ve had no issues with performance, using the phone is smooth and responsive. I have yet to have a time using the phone were I am waiting for it to catch up with the action I have told it to do. The 3GB RAM definitely helps with this as I can run multiple apps without seeing a performance hit on the phone.

 

Battery Life

The One’s battery life has so far been fantastic. I can managed anywhere from 16 hours to 2 and a half days on battery depending on my use of the phone. I usually take my phone off charge in the morning at 6 and plug in again at 8-10pm. My last phone I had to plug the phone in atleast twice a day for it to cope with my day. That is not the case with this phone, I can hammer  4-6 hours of on-screen time and the battery will still be at 40% remaining.

 

Screen Gestures

The phone comes with some of the features that you would only find on the new Motorola phones which are the ability to perform an action on the phone whilst the screen is off by drawing a gesture. When I first heard that this was a feature on the phone I was incredibly ignorant and thought the idea was completely dumb. I said to myself why on earth would I do this? Well, after using the phone for a little under a week, I do find myself using them and I must say they’re a brilliant feature to the one. I find myself using the drawing a V to turn on and off  the torch light a lot and the multimedia controls of being able to draw a backwards arrow to go to a previous track, drawing 2 vertical lines to pause and play and drawing a forward arrow to skip to the next track. Whilst these are fun to use they can also be incredibility frustrating as I find that when my phone is in my pocket it will accidentally turn on the torch on my phone when it’s rubbing on my pocket or the screen will turn on. I really do hope this gets addressed in the next OTA update from Cyanogen Inc.