Caching WordPress with Nginx

Wordpress caching configuration

I’m running this blog on a small VPS with the help of Nginx and PHP-FPM.
But I noticed the site was not that fast as I wanted it to be.
This is mainly due to the little resources this VPS has. So every request needs to be as efficient as possible.
To make that possible, I want to cache the requests with Nginx to minimize the requests that needs to be handled by PHP-FPM.


Plantronics C520 headset

Plantronics Blackwire C520

I’ve always been a fan of Sennheiser. I have a Sennheiser HD 218 because its on-ear and not too big.
But on my work, I’m constantly switching between a headphone and a headset for using Skype or Google Hangouts.
Time to find a headset that delivers the Sennheiser sound with a microphone for conferencing.

After an intense search I found the Plantronics C520.


Fix the brightness function keys on Ubuntu

Ubuntu brightness

If you’re running Ubuntu with discrete graphics on a Thinkpad T530, it’s most likely that the brightness function keys don’t work.
This happens when you’re using the proprietary Nvidia driver.

Luckily, this is easy to fix by adding one line to the /etc/X11/xorg.conf configuration.


Qstarz BT-Q1000XT

A while ago I was searching for a GPS-logger to tag my photo’s with geolocation-data. Because I only use Ubuntu on my laptop the GPS-logger needed to be compatible with Linux. After doing some research I decided to buy the Qstarz BT-Q1000XT.