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Using Wordpress with Amazon S3 and Git

When you get into larger Wordpress sites that have a very large /wp-content/uploads folder, things start to get a little hairy if you're using Git.  Best practices with Git say to not have binaries like images and media files under version control in order to keep your code base clean, but then it means we can't really use Git for backing up production files like images.

So what do we do?  Setting up an Amazon S3 cloud sync is an obvious answer since S3 is meant to store files.

A few tools can help with this.

Keeping healthy as a gamer, computer programmer, or someone with a desk job

Fatality is a noob for endorsing unhealthy foodsTo begin, I would describe myself as all three of the things in the title of this post.  In the past I’ve struggled with weight and food cravings.  The main problem isn’t usually overeating if you have a sedentary lifestyle, but rather the fact that you aren’t moving, exercising, or eating as well as many oth

Hacking primal: How to not feel tired while reducing carbs

While I tend to focus on technology on this blog, I like to branch out a bit and give tips on improving health.  Computer geeks everywhere could most definitely use some healthy advice! I've posted a variety of articles on my low carb experience and losing 60 pounds over the course of 4-5 months, which you can view with the low carb tag of this blog.

Low carb day 154: 59 pounds lost and 10 inches off the waist

I've been on low carb for a little over 5 months now. I started out at 235lb and am now at 176lb. In total, I've lost 59 pounds. I started with around a 43-44 inch waist and I now have a 34 inch waist. Here are some of the ridiculous things I've done and eaten on this "diet" (I'd consider my plan a rough guide on what to eat rather than a strict plan):

Is Amazon serious about their new EC2 Dedicated Instance pricing?

The cloud isn't cheap.  Amazon just notified me that their new Dedicated EC2 instances are available that finally answer some performance issues in the cloud. 

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