Quickly Testing TTFB (Time To First Byte) with Apache Benchmarking Tool

Checking the cause of a high TTFB (Time To First Byte) can be time consuming. And pinpointing the issue requires multiple tests against even the smallest changes. Enter Apache’s Benchmarking Tool ab to help with quick testing. ab -n 100 http://www.website.com/ The above command will execute 100 tests against the website entered. The results are… Continue reading Quickly Testing TTFB (Time To First Byte) with Apache Benchmarking Tool

Why To Use LZMA Compression

There are always times when you zip, gzip and bzip2 files and directories to try and gain the highest compression ratio you can. But, have you tried LZMA compression? LZMA compression routinely obtains the highest compression ratio for any file type or directory of files. If you haven’t tried it, give it a try in… Continue reading Why To Use LZMA Compression

TD Waterhouse stock cost calculator

http://news.mullerdigital.com/examples/td_share_cost_calculator/ This tool is to help estimate costs for shares being purchased through TD Waterhouse on the NYSE, NASDAQ and TSX exchanges. It includes the fees and exchange rates for both the Canadian and US dollar amounts.

Google public data

Google public data has a variety of world information displayed in various animated charts and graphs.

Google’s gonna school you

With the advent of Google Wave looking like it could replace Independent Learning Centre. And Google Docs now being used heavily by students — news article link. It’s not so far fetched to assume that students will have laptops running the Google OS while reading on Google Books.