PRD suck

For anyone who is in the process of renting a property in Canberra and are looking at properties advertised by PRDnationwide I'd advise a little caution prior to signing the contract and finalising the deal. Moving InIn around November 2012 I started looking for a new place to rent so…

Staggering cron to distribute maintenance tasks

Whilst performance tuning a Drupal site recently, I read an article detailing reasons why cron is bad; How Drupal's cron is killing you in your sleep. Running cron hourly was purportedly killing our site's cache which would have the effect of slowing down browsing for users. This is bad. The…

Necessity in Automation

The more I've learned about code/coding, the more I see inefficiencies in daily life. Anything done repetitively and predictably is a sign to me to automate. This applies to things from the manufacturing and services industries to content management and data manipulation. To an extent this is already happening,…