Enabling email on Wordpress on Heroku using SendGrid

In a previous post I told you how to set up Wordpress on Heroku using the Svbtle theme. This post will expand on that set up by adding email - this is useful for password resets and alerts of comments. The changes in this post have been merged into the…

Hosting a WordPress Blog on Heroku with the Svbtle Theme for free

In an earlier post I looked at hosting Wordpress on AWS - whilst this is still valid this new post focuses on a different approach.  The decision to use Heroku was all do to with the simplicity of the set up, and the significant reduction of the hassles that go…

EC2 + nginx + Wordpress + Varnish + Ubuntu

AWS EC2 + Nginx + Wordpress + Varnish + Ubuntu, or how to host a Wordpress blog for free for one year with an AWS EC2 micro instance using nginx, Varnish caching, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. First spin up a fresh instance of Ubuntu 12.04, this should only take a few minutes…

Rancilio MD 50 - a dirty grinder made good again.

This should hopefully aid anyone who has purchased a old (or new, they haven't changed much at all) Rancilio MD 50, or Rancilio MD 40, or perhaps even a Rancilio Rocky - as i would imagine that they are somewhat similar in design. I purchased my grinder, the Rancilio MD…