Monthly Archives: August 2007

Google Maps API

I decided to try out the Google Maps API today and see what all I could do. It’s surprisingly easy to learn how to use the Maps API. Within about an hour I had got it set up and added a custom marker on the map to show where I guessed the Kitsap Regional Library in Bremerton, WA was. Turns out I was pretty close.

Check it out here:

You can even click the marker and it’ll say something, although something rather basic.

My first script in Ruby

I decided that I wanted to learn Ruby, but I’m not much of a reader. Far too impatient, so I figured I’d jump into some code and write something. The result was a random number generator. It’s not great, but it does the job. Pick a minimum and maximum number, and it will generate them. Continue reading

WordPress Performance Issues

If you are administering your own WordPress blog and are suddenly seeing massive page load times after editing a post or adding a new category, try adding your host name to /etc/hosts. More information on this issue can be viewed on the link below. Basically, it boils down to WordPress making HTTP calls and needing to resolve your website’s host and failing.

[Resolved] Update a post and BLAM… Every page load is 20 seconds.