Getting Started With Amazon As a CDN – Part 1


Content delivery networks are all the rage now, so I’m looking at creating a CDN that will work nicely with my WordPress installation.

Rather than just blindly use a plugin, I want to make the code trustworthy and reusable among other blogs that I manage. Certainly theĀ easiest way to get a CDN working on your blog is to use the Jetpack plugin from Automattic. This transparently turns the content on your blog into a CDN-delivered bowl of web content.

Some people might not want the full weight of the Jetpack plugin or to use the WordPress CDN so here we go. I’m going to step through the process that I used to get a CDN working myself. Continue reading Getting Started With Amazon As a CDN – Part 1

Ugly Font In NetBeans on Ubuntu

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A couple of times I’ve hit an issue whenever I install NetBeans on Ubuntu.

The fonts in the menu and explorers become bold. This is mostly not an issue, but when you are editing files the font changes from normal to bold so that you know that you have unsaved changes.

ThisĀ appears to be a bug with the Oracle JDK, but it’s Ubuntu’s fonts that are triggering it. The easiest way to fix this until there is some proper resolution is to run the the following command to remove the fonts.

sudo apt-get remove fonts-unfonts-core

This will remove the fonts causing the issues. Restart NetBeans for the changes to take effect.

See the bug report at NetBeans for more information