The Chaos Axiom

Writing on the Wall

May 7, 2015 - 1 minute read - chaos-axiom

Switching to Hugo

So after experimenting with Pelican, Strapdown, and trying my hand at doing pure Bootstrap and HTML, I finally found Hugo and I like it quite a bit.

The initial setup took me a bit because the documentation, while clear, doesn’t really provide a walkthrough as much as a brief show and tell.

On the positive, once you get it all set, nice clean static html is yours for the serving.


Feb 17, 2014 - 1 minute read - chaos-axiom

HHVM Surprisingly Successful

So, I’m pleasantly surprised by how much progress they’ve made with HHVM. Not only did it run my little experimental pages and such, but it ran my TT-RSS install like a champ once I switched to a MariaDB back-end. If they start getting more of the database extensions and what-not working, it’s going to be pretty powerful little server.

The new hhvm-cgi bit is also pretty interesting. With the right rules in nginx, you could probably have the best of all worlds in your page/app on which to send to FPM versus HHVM.

For now I’m sticking to pure FPM because I need the PostgreSQL back-end to make reader usable, but who knows. Maybe next release I’ll be moving to HHVM.

Exciting times!

Feb 7, 2014 - 1 minute read - chaos-axiom

HHVM Experimentation

The last time I was fussing with HHVM, I could only get Wordpress to work, with everything else I tried either having problems or failing pretty spectacularly.

However, that was version 2.1.0, and I’m told that 2.4.0 is out with a lot more compatibility, so I’m going to put that into my experimentation environment and see if I can make it go.

Not sure how much benefit I’d see since the only thing I’m running PHP with now is reader, but it’ll be fun to experiment with again either way.

Dec 16, 2013 - 1 minute read - chaos-axiom


The Chaos Axiom is now using Ghost as it’s platform.

Definitely a quick platform, and the built-in SQLite database is just fine for me right now.

We’ll see if I end up sticking with this one anymore than I did Pico or just plain HTML + Bootstrap.

Jul 23, 2013 - 1 minute read - chaos-axiom

PageSpeed Ho!

Now running the site with PageSpeed, doesn’t seem to be doing a whole lot yet, but why not.

Reader seems faster at least.

Also, word to the wise, do not use the nginx official repo with Ubuntu unless you backup your configs first.

It has a totally different structure/user/etc.