Upgrading to PHP 7.1 was easy, the only place I encouraged issues, was with figuring out where the socket was located, after figuring this out I felt write an article over this would be a good idea and a big time saver for people.
Who does not like blazing fast websites, that take no time to load and always serve great content. There are websites that have great design and content but tend to be slow due to many factors, for example loading images and other assets that are not optimized for the web.
Python is a fun language, the syntax is what feels so nice about it and how the indents are used to format the code, after using Jade and Sass, this comes very naturally to me.
Early today, I received an email from BitPay team saying “BitPay wallet is now available on Windows Phone”.
WordPress powered sites are getting a recommendation by AdSense to support AMP(Accelerated Mobile Pages), you can see this recommendation in the Google AdSense Dashboard.
Rust is systems programming language gaining popularity due to its “safe, concurrent, practical language”, being memory safe while maintaining performance is the reason why so many people are adopting it as their systems language of choice, winning the first place for “most loved programming language” in the Stack Overflow Developer Survey in 2016 and 2017.
In a hot weather with multiple laptops running in the same room, the last thing I wanted to do was render, which I did and instantly the cooling fans turned on, result, the room turned uncomfortably warm.
Ten minutes later, I gave up on the render process as I did not want to sit in this oven and decided to fired up my Raspberry Pi 2, and checked to see if a build of Blender is available in the repository, turns out there is a built not the latest built but has everything I need for the render.
I highly recommend doing this on a Raspberry Pi 2 or higher, as it has sufficient amount of RAM for decent render and CPU that can handle BVH(Bounding Volume Hierarchy) duplication without any issues.
Announcement: I will be publishing the result of the benchmark once they have been completed, you can subscribe via email to get notified or leave a comment.
Installing it is like another application.
sudo pacman -S blender
sudo apt-get install blender
The good thing about Blender is it has CLI support, which lets you render without firing up the GUI.
blender -b file.blend -o /render/frame_##### -F PNG -f -2
Let’s break down the flags used above.
-b (render in background without GUI)
file.blend (location of the blend file to be rendered)
-o (Location to where the render will be saved)
-F (Override the image format specified in the blend-file and save to an PNG image.)