Make Your Websites Fly! Varnish Cache

written by Geoff Bowers on Tuesday, 29 November, 2011 @ 01:26 PM

Going in circles retrofitting a legacy app with one foot nailed to the floor? Optimised the daylights out of your web app but still want that nitro boost to performance? Building a modern "HTTP Accelerator" or "Reverse Proxy" is easy. Learn the strategies you need to turbo charge your site by sweeping all the (crap code|lousy infrastructure|insert problem) under the carpet, and caching pages in front of your web site instead.

OZIA 2009: Short Talk Notes

written by Geoff Bowers on Friday, 16 October, 2009 @ 06:58 PM

Gave two short talks at OZIA 2009 this year; UNSWTV: Publishing Everywhere at Once & Content Objects. The presentations might be a little obtuse in isolation but happy to answer comments if folks have questions.

Adobe Refresh TV: Catalyst, ColdFusion9, Adobe Freemium Services

written by Geoff Bowers on Wednesday, 23 September, 2009 @ 06:59 PM

Recently participated in a great little panel discussing upcoming Adobe releases, local case studies and general geek gabbing. AdobeRefreshTV is an initiative by the local Adobe APAC team to engage the developer community. It's been a little while coming, but its great to see this vodcast live.

Touching Up Adobe Connect Recordings

written by Geoff Bowers on Monday, 13 July, 2009 @ 05:29 PM

Adobe Connect is a great tool for running online meet-ups of all sorts. You can record and play-back the meeting through Adobe Connect itself, but it's often desirable to do a bit of post production before you distribute your recording to a wider, more discerning, audience; clean-up the video, edit out the bloopers, trim down the waffle and so on.

<HEAD> Conference 24-26 October, 2008

written by Geoff Bowers on Wednesday, 22 October, 2008 @ 02:43 PM

Only a couple of days till the inaugural conference. Aral Balkan has put together a tremendously ambitious virtual conference, delivered from multiple conference hubs and online over Adobe Connect Pro. Tickets are pretty good value. There's a stellar cast of web aficionados, talking web-tech for three days, across four tracks, covering all manner of topics. has something for everyone. If you miss a session your ticket gives you access to the recording of every presentation delivered post-conference.

Ugly Document Tracking Thwarted

written by Geoff Bowers on Friday, 4 May, 2007 @ 04:16 PM

Had an ugly piece of spyware sent to me the other day. It's a PDF that every time you turn a page reports back to a central tracking system, recording your every move, time spent, physical location, details of your mail client and so on. What's worse is that it doesn't even warn you that it's doing it.