Blog statistics: Browsers & Operating Systems (July 2011)

This month’s statistics were very interesting… Compare the visitors who took some action on the content (print, email, like, tweet, share, etc) in the first table, against the general trend of visitors, in the second table… You’ll be able to tell a lot about the different mindsets of internet users, based on the software they’re using!

For example, Apple users seem to be extremely… sociable! Safari, the browser used by default in iOS, accounts for 1.5% of the total traffic, but it has contributed 18.75% of the total social sharing actions! διαβάστε περισσότερα

Make your blog super fast with W3 Total Cache plugin

I have recently installed the W3 Total Cache plugin, and it has made a tremendous difference. I have no specific metrics, but the feeling I have is as if it loads at least three times faster!! WOW!

What makes the biggest contribution is CDN (content delivery network), which I set up on a subdomain. It is not the easiest thing to do and it took a couple hours of tweaking to get it just right. I mostly followed the instructions found here:

I also got some hints from How To Install W3 Total Cache Tutorial – Setup Guide and How To Install W3 Total Cache 0.9 Setup Guide. διαβάστε περισσότερα

How to set up «Your Own URL Shortener» (YOURLS)

Keeping up appearances

There was something that annoyed me for some time: whenever I tried to copy-paste an Internet address written in Greek, the copied text would not appear in Greek; it would appear in some weird coding, where non-Latin characters were replaced by the ASCI code equivalent of the characters. That would (a) take up too much space and (b) appear gibberish and no-one could tell what it meant.

For example, what do you make of the following mess?

Original:

https://laspas.gr/2010/02/04/βιταμίνη-d3-το-καλύτερα-κρυμμένο-μυστικ/ διαβάστε περισσότερα

What is a personal Blog?

Quote from wikipedia, dedicated to you-know-who 😛

A blog (a contraction of the term «weblog«)[1] is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. «Blog» can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.