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:βιταμίνη-d3-το-καλύτερα-κρυμμένο-μυστικ/ διαβάστε περισσότερα

Multiple jpegs to single pdf

Ever wanted to convert multiple images to pdf in windows?  Well, it’s quite simple!

Ubuntu 9.10 (and 10.10) – where did the sound mixer go?

OK, to cut a long story short, I don’t know if it’s a bug or a feature, but the sound mixer is gone…But don’t lose heart!!

HOWTO: WordPress permalinks in Greek or other non-Latin languages

If you’ve had problems with WordPress permalinks in Greek or any other non-Latin language, where text appears as “?????”, here’s the solution! Thank you “Doktoras”, you’re ELVIS!!!

It’s in Greek, however, so here’s a rough translation (replace “greek_general_ci” with your language):