Installing HipHop Virtual Machine

HipHop Virtual Machine

I recently read an article about how you can install HipHp Virtual Machine (HHVM) for a 2x+ speed boost on your site.  The newest version of WordPress works 100% with HHVM, but unfortunately some of the plugins out there don’t. I decided the pros out weighed the cons and decided to install HHVM on my development server.  Outlined below are the steps for installing it on your own.

wget -O - http://dl.hhvm.com/conf/hhvm.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -
echo deb http://dl.hhvm.com/ubuntu saucy main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hhvm.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install hhvm
sudo /usr/share/hhvm/install_fastcgi.sh
sudo update-rc.d hhvm defaults
sudo /etc/init.d/hhvm restart
sudo /usr/bin/update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/php php /usr/bin/hhvm 60

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Switching from a mail client to GMail

I have been kicking around the idea of ditching my mail client ever since Sparrow was bought out by Google.  I discovered PostBox which worked great for a while but seemed to be bloated and slow after using it for a while.  I then came across AirMail which is a great replacement for Sparrow but recent updates seemed to have slowed it down, and also based on some of the open discussion about where its going it sounds like it also is going to get bloated and eventually be a slow client. Maybe once things are a little more set in stone and its not so Beta I might have to look at it again.

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