WPSC uses a static cache to serve requests extremely fast, but what if you have content on your site that needs to be customized for each visitor? Using a self-written cache plugin can help you fully customize your cached page before it gets served to the visitor.
In my daily job we build websites for our clients with WordPress as a recognizable and easy to use backend, while our own custom system creates fast and efficient frontend pages. However, this means that WordPress adds some overhead and we like to serve pages as quickly as possible.
With WordPress Super Cache…
Exactly one year ago today i released the very first version of Howdy. Not only did Howdy grow immensely in the year that followed, my appreciation for open source maintainers grew just as fast.
At the start of 2018 i bought a new laptop that came with Windows Hello, and found out that my main OS, Ubuntu, did not support that at all yet. I love tinkering with python though, so with a bit of googling and learning i made a very rough and dirty implementation. It wasn’t fancy, it only supported a few cameras and it definitely wasn’t fast.
If you just want to try Howdy out, its github has installation instructions.
My new laptop came with something my old one didn’t have: Windows Hello integration. In this case that’s an infrared (IR) camera with 2 IR emitters that can recognize your face and log you in automatically, even in the dark.
If you’re still not sure what Windows Hello is, listen to some enthusiastic clapping while Microsoft shows it to you:
It seems to be a growing problem: Drones flying in places they shouldn’t and even nearly missing planes. But by buying a very cheap (€25) WiFi enabled drone myself and experimenting with it i encountered what could be a completely different type of problem: Hijacking or taking down drones remotely.
The method described below imitates the controller app to try and hijack the drone. Sometimes the real controller will disconnect and you will have full control, but most of the time the drone will just fall from the sky by basically overwhelming the legitimate controller.
The drones WiFi network isn’t…