We can make it faster, we have the technology

Uruguay Expat Life, now faster, more reliable, served up by a Google PageSpeed Service server near you. diagram of how PageSpeed worksAs of today, we are approved by Google for them to deliver our content through their worldwide network of redundant servers. And that is how you are reading this post right now. Nothing you have to do, it all happens auto-magically! The site is still hosted by the good folks with Green Hosting at DreamHost.

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But now, Google picks it up, distributes it to their worldwide network of content distribution servers, optimizes it for speed, and gets it to you from the closest server to you, in terms of internet speed. Also if one server goes down, we should still be available. Continue reading We can make it faster, we have the technology

Admin note – OpenID login button for comments now fixed (blame Facebook!)

Hi there, Mark the geek here (¿Come se dice “geek” en español?) with a tip for commenting here on Uruguay Expat Life. Use OpenID, and forget about extra passwords! Many of our current and new followers may not know that you can log into our comment system with the cross-site, cross-platform, “non-evil” OpenID. Why didn’t you know that? Because we also want to offer you the convenience of leaving comments with a login from your Facebook ID. Facebook was hiding OpenID! 

Our Intense Debate Comment Form with all login options showing including OpenID
Now it works! No more hidden-by-Facebook OpenID.

We also offer you the option to use your existing WordPress ID, an existing IntenseDebate ID (our commenting platform, from the makers of WordPress, Automattic), or your Twitter handle, in addition to Facebook and OpenID. We don’t require any particular one, but offer you the choice of whichever you like.

At least we thought we did! The problem is, Facebook’s login button was clobbering the OpenID login.

Continue reading Admin note – OpenID login button for comments now fixed (blame Facebook!)