A couple of blog updates are in order. I have been working behind the screen to get things buffed up.
First, several weeks ago, some of you may have noticed the blog was MIA for about half an hour. We were updating the server to PHP 7.1. What does it mean for you? First, we are faster, a lot faster. Something called time to first bite is how fast a server responds to your request for a page. It had crept up over time due to site design and updates to 800-2000 milliseconds. Target time should be about 400. With the update to the PHP and a few other adjustments, we are now under 200 milliseconds. Load a few pages and see how snappy we look.
In addition to the update to PHP, the cache program was updated, and the site stability is much improved. Before many of you got the random wacky looking page, especially on mobile devices, and certain functions like pin buttons and menus sometimes did not work correctly. All fixed now.
Lastly, the address of the blog has “moved.” We are now more secure. You should see in the address bar a lock depending on your browser. So we are no longer HTTP but HTTPS for secure. How secure? A lot more than before, you’re linking to the site will be more secure. When you requests a page load, it can no longer be easily intercepted by “man in the middle” snooping.
Don’t worry about typing out the https thing. You will be automatically sent to the new secure site with older links.
Since retirement from my “day job,” I fiddle and play with the blog. The old computer scientist is coming out of me again. I wish I could get a bit more inspired to cook new recipes but I’m a creature of habit, and I love my old recipes. I do many of them every week. I try to get one new recipe per week for you (today I did two). Plus a buff-up of an older recipe here and there. One of my favorite under-appreciated recipes coming tomorrow.
I love old puppy pictures, don’t you?
March 12, 2017