Bookmarks for 17th November 2015

These are my saved Pinboard links for 17th November 2015:

  • How To Set Up a Remote Database to Optimize Site Performance with MySQL | DigitalOcean – As your application or website grows, you may come to the point where you've outgrown your current setup. If you are currently hosting your web server and database backend on the same VPS, a good idea may be to separate these two functions so that each can operate and grow on its own machine.

    In this guide, we'll discuss how to configure a remote database server that your web server can connect to for dynamic content. We will be using WordPress as an example so that we have something to work with. We'll configure Nginx on our web server and then connect it to a MySQL database on a remote machine. We'll be doing all of this on an Ubuntu 12.04 VPS instance for our demo.

  • One-line certificate generation/renews with Letsencrypt and nginx – One-line certificate generation/renews with Letsencrypt and nginx
  • Homemade Takeout: Orange Chicken Recipe on Food52 – Put down the takeout menu and the forlorn look of someone settling for second best. Today we recreate the real thing: Panda Express' orange chicken.
  • Nigel Slater’s five recipes for Christmas sweet treats | Life and style | The Guardian – Smart cookies, clever cakes, brilliant brownies – the perfect way to kick off the Christmas festivities
  • British Croque Monsieur – British Croque Monsieur
  • How to transfer large amounts of data via network. – We all need to transfer data, and the amount of that data is increasing as the world gets more digital. If it’s not climate model data from the IPCC, it’s high energy particle physics data from the LHC, or audio & video streams from a performance recording.

    The usual methods of transferring data (scp, http and ftp utilities (such as curl or wget) work fine when your data is in the MB range, but when you have very large collections of data there are some tricks that are worth mentioning.

  • Meals for one | Readers’ recipe swap | Life and style | The Guardian – Your bright ideas for simple yet inspiring home-cooked meals for one, including a Mexican guacamole feast, a nicoise pancake, an easy spaghetti dish and a decadent pud too good to share …
  • Compare – Encrypted Email Service Providers – Email services that focus on encryption, security, and privacy.
  • Freeze on the Mac App Store – Freeze is the ultimate Amazon Glacier file transfer client on the Mac.
  • Top Open-Source Static Site Generators – StaticGen – StaticGen is a leaderboard of the top open-source static site generators. It’s run by Netlify, a hosting and automation service for static websites and apps, as a way to promote a static approach to building websites.
  • Hugo :: A fast and modern static website engine – Introducing Hugo, a new idea around making website creation simple again. Hugo flexibly works with many formats and is ideal for blogs, docs, portfolios and much more. Hugo’s speed fosters creativity and makes building a website fun again.
  • Easy, proactive monitoring of processes, programs, files, directories, filesystems and hosts | Monit – With all features needed for system monitoring and error recovery. It's like having a watchdog with a toolbox on your server
  • Chicken & butternut madras – For a meat-free version of this dish, swap the chicken for paneer cheese.
  • BBC – Food – Recipes : Beef and pea pilaf – This spicy one-pot dish can be ready in under 30 minutes – perfect when you want a quick and hearty meal without any fuss. This is designed to be a low cost recipe.
  • ARGUS- Auditing Network Activity – Welcome to Argus, the network Audit Record Generation and Utilization System. The Argus Project is focused on developing all aspects of large scale network activity audit. Argus, itself, is next-generation network flow technology, going from packets on the wire to advanced network flow data, to network forensics data; all in support of Network Operations, Performance and Security Management. If you need to know what is going on in your network, right now or historically, you will find Argus a useful tool.
  • Teriyaki vegetables with sesame noodles – On the table in 20 minutes, our teriyaki vegetables recipe is perfect for #meatfree Monday.
  • Baked Chicken Korma or Doi Moogi – This recipe is an adaptation of a classic recipe that my grandmother often made, she cooked it low and slow on the stove top, after gently caramelizing the onions. I have simplified the recipe by actually baking the chicken, I do add in some onions later in the game to give the dish that essential depth of flavor. This recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes and is perfect for any festive occasion.
  • Chocolate Caramels Recipe on Food52 – Who needs a reason to make homemade Chocolate Riesen?
  • State of Web Type – Up-to-date data on support for type and typographic features on the web.
  • Slow-Cooker Pulled-Pork Chili With Cornbread Dumplings | Serious Eats – For a full fall meal that's perfect for Football Sundays or chilly-evening dinners, make this chili right in your slow cooker. It's not your traditional beef-based recipe, but pulled pork shoulder and tender cornbread dumplings make this version stand out among the rest.

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