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Sebastian
Bielefeld, Germany
Interests: TV
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Good morning Wil. Fingers crossed for the move! It has only been mentioned once but I can't stress this enough: you need to Cache your Wordpress installation. The reason why Squarespace is so successful is because they prevent your site from being going down. They use Wordpress AFAIK and they have a good caching algorithm implemented. In case you know what "fireballed" means - I read Gruber's site and knew what he does to WP websites. That's where the term comes from. So when I found some errors in a presentation from a Deutsche Bank analyst John linked to, I started my own blog and the second post was me correcting those errors. Before I mailed John about it, I installed "WP Super Cache" to handle the possible influx of visitors. The site managed to handle 17GB of traffic, about 50,000 visits at about 900kb per visit, over a million http requests within a 36 hour timeframe. My site has since gone back to 40 visits per day and I disabled the caching algorithm because it prevents you from reviewing changes you make to the layout (because, you guessed it, the plugin caches everything and when you add a new logo or a link you have to wait for the cached page to expire to make WP hit up the caching plugin again to make a new, static version of the page). You have 2 million followers on Twitter. You need caching :-) I bet you already installed something and this rambling was in the end a giant humblebrag (thinking of it no it wasn't because I didn't include a link to my page ^^;) - I hope you don't mind. Oh and get a host that backs up your MySQL databases. I bet you have a provider that does that having had all those bad upgrading experiences in the past but better mention it. People tend to forget that WP is a database and that all your content is saved in that database. Anyway I bet everything will work out fine. You go girl!
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I guess that's the most extreme case of "NIMBY" you can find if you ask me :-) I'm all for off-world nuclear powered tiny power generators. Let's spare us the other half of that argument ;-)
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That was AWESOME! I know it sounds weird but this makes me want to watch Leverage again. Which is good because I don't think Fiasco! is for me because I could never be that creative when it comes to making up stories. And the preview is all Matt Mira and plaid shirts! Admit it Wil, you wanted to to make him feel right at home by pretending to be a hipster like Jonah ;-)
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Wow Wil, what a week! First that AWESOME alliteration episode of TableTop with Amber making up those sunny smiling stories and gratuitous giggling (see what I did there? :-D ) and now this wonderful story about you having lots of fun. Now if only I were one who likes alkohol *sigh* All tastes just bitter to me. I always pretend it's coke in my head ;-) Man I wish my life was this full of great people. I envy you ;_; But hey by living vicariously through you I get all these feelings as well (at least a little bit). And that makes me happy. Thanks Wil :-)
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2012 on In which Anne and I make beer at WWdN: In Exile
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Phew and i felt like a dick when I said that QR-code thingie wasn't good for the health of the internet. I'm "glad" that there's always a bigger dick next in line. Wil, she's clearly trolling you. Regard it as indirect praise that this is one of the few times trolls make it to your comment section. And thanks again for the free content your provide. The Nerdist podcasts, TV show and especially Tabletop were the best things you ever did for me - not diminishing everything you did before that starting with "Stand by Me" but Tabletop and you connecting with @nerdist over that oven mit and that story you told on the cruise about you adopting your son made me feel so extremely warm and fuzzy inside making me have something in both of my eyes... I can not for the life of me understand what she's writing there. You owe us nothing yet you give so much.
Toggle Commented Jun 19, 2012 on Video Q&A Post for Denver Comicon at WWdN: In Exile
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Oh I've been waiting for this since you started brewing. Wheat = Weizen. Hefeweizen. The title is so full of win :-)
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2012 on on the bottling of my Hefewheaton at WWdN: In Exile
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You will have nothing and like it!
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2012 on Why are you saying it that way? at WWdN: In Exile
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Have to correct myself there. Roman letters. Greek numerals. Anyway, I first read this page on my Galaxy Nexus, in GReader, a mobilized version cached with the help of Instapaper. I am very much into gadgets and I simply can't understand the reasoning behind QR-codes. It's basically breaking the internet (e.g. not using hyperlinks), in this case for comedic value (which is cool). I am so torn about this it annoys me. I mean look at me I came back hours later to read what I wrote again to check if I am being a dick about this. If I am - I'm so sorry. I just don't understand why I am deprived of another stupid cellphone video because I am unwilling to use my cellphone for a stupid action. Next thing I'm holding up my iPad at a concert to make pictures. *pulls hair out*
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2012 on go on... scan it... at WWdN: In Exile
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I am trying my best to phrase this friends... No. I will not install a program that is converting white and black squares into greek letters on my Galaxy Nexus so I can hold it up to a monitor. Never. Ever. To be honest this makes me a bit sad. I am hoping that the QR-code at least _doesn't_ just hand me a URL but I still won't install a QR-Code reader to make a photo of my friggin monitor. It's ridiculous. Sorry to be one of "those" people :-(
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2012 on go on... scan it... at WWdN: In Exile
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This made me laugh harder than anything you wrote. I laughed out so lout at 11:30pm that I feared my neighbours would knock on the walls. AND peer reviewed... *snort* I know I am a total nerd for this making me laugh so hard but that was an awesome awesome line, trust me. Awesome. Had to write this down because I know how you love when your words manage to connect :-)
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He said "Every season"! This is the bestest idea ever publishing your reviews. I've been reading them on TVS and came here for the first time because of them. Please oh please publish the two volumes in unison because I already know all your reviews on TVS. Which begs the question: did you do simple copies of them and put them in the book (since you kept the copyright to reprint them wherever you like) or did you add additional information to those? (meaning: can I simply buy Vol. 2 first and read that to get something totally fresh and will Vol. 1 still have things that I didn't get already on TVS?)
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