Jetpack is Automattic’s widely used mega plugin for standalone WordPress installations. Amongst others it brings features from wordpress.com to wordpress.org installations. Currently it comprises 36(!) modules that can individually be activated or deactivated.
You can see Jetpack either as an ample extension of WordPress, or simply as an example of pure bloat. Continue reading Alternatives to the Jetpack Plugin for WordPress
The new iOS 9 opened the door for third-party content blockers for Mobile Safari. A couple of days ago the first blockers appeared in the iTunes Store and the list is growing longer.
The “problem” is that almost all of them receive great customer ratings in the store. In no time I had downloaded a bunch of them (too many…) and still didn’t know with which one to go. In the absence of unbiased comparisons I made a little comparison myself.Continue reading Quick Comparison of some iOS Content Blockers
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Everybody who is interested in optimizing his website knows Google’s PageSpeed Insights. And everybody who knows PageSpeed Insights knows how finicky it can be about some details.
But this one exceeded my worst fantasies (click to enlarge): Continue reading Google PageSpeed Insights Madness