Started reading The Martian

Having just finished Becoming Steve Jobs, I was looking through my to-read list on Goodreads, and decided on The Martian by Andy Weir as my next fiction. I have heard lots of good things about it, and given that I want to read it before the movie comes out later this year, it was an easy decision.

Also there is a revealing xkcd about The Martian:

The Martian

Switched hosting to Digital Ocean

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will undoubtedly have noticed a dramatic increase in site speed lately.

This has do to with me trying out a new hosting provider called Digital Ocean , which is a big step up in terms of performance compared to my older hosting provider.

I guess the biggest performance gains stem from their SSD based storage. Their support for Vagrant seems excellent as well, but more on that later.

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I can’t believe how fast 2013 has come and gone. Looking back at my post history, one could assume that it has been a slow year. A lot of things have happened over the course of the year though, but blogging has not been one of them. A major highlight is that I quit my old job and am now working in a startup called Unomaly.

2014 is going on its second week and what could be a better fit than changing the website appearance yet again, now sporting a custom version of the brand new Twentyfourteen theme. The unnecessary widgets and the black sidebar have for instance been removed, which will hopefully put more focus on the main content.

I have also promised myself to take some time to watch more movies, which means that I will probably revive ye olde movies category from the deep trenches. It fits quite well in the new theme, and the movie posters look particularly gorgeous on the retina screen of the iPad Mini.

Photo credit: sj liew

Catching up on support

If you have emailed me or added a comment on a post here lately, you have undoubtably seen my lack of response as of late. Things have been crazy busy so I have had to prioritize other things, but I am starting to catch up with the website and all questions now.

Stay tuned for a response if you sent me a support question regarding one of my plugins or guides.

Back from my vacation

If you have contacted me lately or asked any questions on one of my posts and still haven’t received a reply, I will go through everything during the next few days. I have been traveling a lot, and I have tried being as much offline as possible during the summer.