Octopress Gist vs Include-code

I was using gist to share code snippets in this blog. Today I stumbled upon Pingdom, a tool to test the load time of that page, analyze it and find bottlenecks. I tested my blog and found that gist is taking approximately 300ms to load, which is bad. The average time taken to load my blog was 686ms and 300ms taken by gist is approximately 50% of the load time.

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Learn Docker While Migrating Octopress to Pelican

I rely on static site generators to write my blog. I am impressed with the ideology behind it. Keeping each and every component of the blog as small modules, templating webpages into separate components and writing markdown files for the static site generators to generate the blog is the way I enjoy to write blogs.

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Upgrading Google Analytics in Octopress

Google Analytics for Octopress hasn’t integrated the latest update to include Demographics and Interest reports. In Octopress, Google Analytics code resides in source/_includes/google_analytics.html

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Using Spotify Outside US and UK

Spotify has been the best music streaming application I have used till date. Spotify is available to limited countries as of now. So if you are not from US or UK and want to use Spotify here is a simple work around.

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SEO in Octopress

In a html document, contains the metadata of the page in tags. Search engines use two meta elements keywords and description to index the page. The file /source/_includes/head.html is used by Octopress to add the meta information to the <head>

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Git Shallow Clone

I was trying to clone a fat git repository to my machine. It failed with the following error message.

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Dark Pattern in Webforms

Whenever we submit forms online (while creating new account or submitting votes), it is a customary practice to try to subscribe us to a mailing-list. This is usually achieved with small check boxes ahead of the submit button.

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Save The Hacker

Sentiment analysis on product reviews is our idea for “Save the Hacker” hackathon. Our basic goals were to

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Youtube Interface

Youtube has made some changes to their UI yesterday. Unlike ever before, there are couple of things which catch our attention and rise questions on design practices.

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Hacking robinhood.io's Waiting Queue

Robinhood.io, the $0 commission stock brokerage, opened up for pre-registration recently. When I booked a spot for myself there were 121K odd people in front of me in the waitlist.

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