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The F1 GeekSpeed Challenge

I've written before about the importance of playing a computer like an instrument. Employing many small efficiency tips on a laptop will add up to copious amounts of time over the span of a year (let alone the span of your working life in front of a computer!) I've calculated that playing a computer as an instrument can literally create one week (about 40 hours) each year in efficiency gains. So learn these tricks and then take an extra week of vacation!

Now, to quantify a standard against which we can benchmark people's skill at playing a computer like an instrument, I'm challenging anyone to beat me in the F1 GeekSpeed Challenge.

Here's how it works:

Here's the leaderboard so far:

How to Configure a Lightning Fast WordPress Website

On Zach Browne

This configuration is fairly thorough, meaning it covers most of your speed and security requirements, but I'm wide open to comments on how to improve it. I realize it's not 100% perfect, but I can assure you that it will make your WordPress Installation secure enough to fend off most hack attackes and lightning fast.

I'm not going to get into the details of why this is a great configuration, I'll do that in a different blog post. But I will say that if you're familiar with Apache, but want the speed and SEO benefits Nginx will offer, this is a great configuration.

Make sure you have your server's hostname established as well as a static IP before you attempt this tutorial.

Issue the following commands to configure your server. Update and upgrade server.

Install everything you can from the repositories.

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