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Benchmarking a Web Server With Apache Bench

Whilst getting the site up and running, I wanted to make sure that I could squeeze every bit of performance out of it as I could. Nobody likes a slow website and I didn't want it to crumble under the pressure of the 3 (optimistic, I know) visitors so it's time to look into caching and verifying how much of a difference it makes using Apache's Benchmark tool, ab, or Apache Bench.

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Adding a Revolut Card to Fitbit Pay

If like me, you were wooed by a smart / fitness tracker watch thingy in the last year or so, there's a good chance that you ended up with one of Fitbit's many offerings. I went with the Ionic as I'd had issues with my phone's GPS reliability with apps like Strava/Endomondo so built in GPS tracking was the big draw. Another tease was the Fitbit Pay functionality where they said everything was as easy as tapping your watch on a contactless reader (which still feels weird..) and there you go.

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