Godus beta 2.0.4: Thoughts

reflections on 22cans' latest update to their Kickstarter game

In this short post, I enumerate the good, the bad and the ugly about Godus 2.0.4. Don't worry, most of this falls into the first category. Compared the last 1.x patch, there is loads more to like this time.

All-Or-Nothing Enhancement

Progressive-Enhancement for the lazy

Progressive Enhancement can spiral out of control with all the different levels of browser-compatibility that may need to be addressed. I attempt to reduce this to just two levels, whilst introducing my latest JavaScript library: noscript.js

jQuery Library Size

exploring jQuery's role in web page weight

In this post, I look at how jQuery has changed in size over recent versions. I also look at custom builds and how much each unused feature adds to your page weight.

Google announces Chromium WebView

my response to a big change in Android KitKat

In this post, I discuss Google's announcement, its impact on hybrid-app developers and possible future improvements. This is a cross-posting of an entry I made on my employer's blog [earlier](http://blinkmobile.com.au/news/blog/218-google-announces-chromium-webview).

PTS Results on Provisioned IOPS on AWS EBS, Part 2

More results running PTS with PIOPS 1000 and 2000

Continuing my evaluation of cloud hosted file-systems, I started looking at Provisioned IOPS as offered by AWS. This post is light on instructions and is basically just graphs of performance results.

PTS Results on Provisioned IOPS on AWS EBS

Initial results running the Phoronix Test Suite with Provision IOPS...

Continuing my evaluation of cloud hosted file-systems, I started looking at Provisioned IOPS as offered by AWS. This post is light on instructions and is basically just graphs of performance results.

Phoronix Test Suite on AWS

A quick guide to testing performance in the cloud...

I am evaluating distributed file systems for use at work, and I need to establish a baseline for performance. This is the first in a series of posts examining some of the simpler solutions for high-availability storage. This guide assumes you are familiar with managing EC2 and EBS resources in Amazon's Web Services.

GitHub Pages

getting to know Doctor Jekyll

A brief justification for selecting GitHub Pages as my blog hosting system, and a quick rundown of how I've used it.

change of pace

interim strategy for this site

Here I detail the current plan for this site and why I changed my mind about it.

MongoDB

3 is a magic number

Today I’ll go over the configuration of my MongoDB cluster. As I discovered, provided one reads the documentation, it’s surprisingly easy to get up and running.

AWS Elastic Compute Cluster

early adventures / mis-steps with EC2

This post covers my experience with setting up my very own EC2 just the way I want it. Note that this isn’t the first time I’ve played around with these, but it is the first time I’ve actually been motivated to try and do something productive with them.

site infrastructure

AWS Route53, EC2 and EBS, oh my!

In this post, I cover the basic cloud infrastructure I'm using. I also evangelise Amazon Web Services a fair bit. In fairness, ever since Microsoft supported Linux nodes in Azure, I've been pretty tempted to try them out.

welcome!

introduction to JokeyRhy.me

Welcome to my blog-about-building-a-blog! Looks like I finally got this up and running to the point where I can actually submit content! Here's a brief overview of the technology in play.