Enhance page loading time for your blog

Darren over at Problogger has a guest post by technosailor on  optimising web pages for faster load time post on some of the points to take care of when optimising your blog.

Most bloggers start with a small site hosted on a shared server and as most shared servers can’t handle the kind of traffic a good blogger is likely to see, it is generally a good idea to optimise your blog and carefully monitor the response times.

The post covers the use (or minimal use of) images,  avoiding third party scripts, caching and (surprise, surprise !!) avoiding flash.

A must read.

FUSE: Filesystem in Userspace

According to wikipedia, a filesystem is:

is a method for storing and organizing computer files and the data they contain to make it easy to find and access them.

It is the filesystem which provides us the abstraction of folders, directories and sub-directories that we use to store files on a computer. Infact, it is the filesystem only which lets us store and retrieve any data that we store in a computer.

Filesystems are usually a part of the kernel, the heart of the operating system and the code runs in a privileged mode known as kernel mode which means that only the operating system has access to that code. That is also the reason why developing a real filesystem is usually the domain of highly talented kernel developers.

FUSE changes all that. FUSE, which stands for “Filesystem in USErspace”, provides an API (application programming interface) for anyone to create their own filesystem, which runs like a normal user program. If all this is confusing you, don’t worry, cause you don’t really have to worry about these details.

How is FUSE useful for you ?

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