Two Toronto discoveries

2008-04-22

in Canada, Daily updates, Toronto, Travel

My weekend in Toronto yielded knowledge of two new interesting places:

The first is a Louisiana Cajun restaurant called Southern Accent. It is located at 595 Markham Street, near the Honest Ed discount store. Their serving staff are very friendly and accommodating, the decor is pleasantly unusual, and the food is novel and tasty.

The second is an excellent used book store called A Good Read. It is located at 341 Roncesvalles Avenue. It is a boutique-style shop, rather than an encyclopaedic warehouse like Chapters, and it seems to be stocked almost exclusively with the kind of books you would feel lucky to find in a normal used book shop. I picked up a massive tome on the history of cryptography that I mean to work through over the course of many lunch hours.

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Emily April 22, 2008 at 8:59 pm

Glad you had a good trip!

Your site loads really slowly since the upgrade. Does anyone else notice?

Also, my anti-virus goes nuts when I open any of your blog posts and screams ‘SUSPICIOUS FILE!’ claiming that a file named ‘exploit.html’ is trying to.. violate my computer.

The former problem is a problem I had on three other computers than my own, and the latter is just something I find on my computer.

Milan April 23, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Emily,

I have been doing a number of things to get the site running a bit faster. Primarily, I have been working hard to reduce the number of times it needs to access the MySQL database.

As for the exploit.html issue, there is no such file on my server. On that front, I think the problem lies with your computer, rather than this site.

Milan April 23, 2008 at 1:42 pm

This is a test of the Spam Karma 2 / WP Cache / SK2 WP Cache plugin combination.

. April 23, 2008 at 1:59 pm

WP-Cache 2.0

WP-Cache is an extremely efficient WordPress page caching system to make your site much faster and responsive. It works by caching Worpress pages and storing them in a static file for serving future requests directly from the file rather than loading and compiling the whole PHP code and then building the page from the database. WP-Cache allows to serve hundred of times more pages per second, and to reduce the response time from several tenths of seconds to less than a millisecond.

WP-Cache started from the “Staticize Reloaded” by matt and billzeller. Most of their recommendations also apply to WP-Cache. Current version, WP-Cache2, is a huge improvement over previous versions of WP-Cache.

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