Back in Shape

Posted by reto on 15 October, 2007 22:51

Long time no post on this blog and terribly bad performance for almost a year. But that's all history now. I finally found the time to move the site to a new server with enough speed to serve all visitors to their satisfaction. Hostpoint did quite a good job for a long time. But the performance on their shared hosting servers got bader and bader every year.


Pictures from Ireland

Posted by reto on 25 July, 2005 21:13

Beautiful landscape in western IrelandMy online gallery is up-to-date again with pictures from the trip to Venice about two month ago and my summer holidays in Ireland.

Ireland has lots of beautiful landscapes and impressive coasts with clean beaches and a clear (but rather cold) sea. And there are lots of ruins sometimes dating back several thousand years.

I think the little island Skellig Michael, the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher are must sees on the west coast. Glenveaugh National Park, is another beautiful place, located in the north (Donegal county) and definitely worth a visit. In fact there is so much to see, you've got to see it for your self! :)

www. is deprecated!

Posted by reto on 18 June, 2005 18:10

My site ( validates as Class B!www. is deprecated is what it's all about on And I think they are absolutely right. "www." is 4 chars too much to be entered to reach any top level domain. My hoster did a reasonable setup of my domain by allowing as well as The only thing I had to do to get the Class B validation is putting these lines into my .htaccess file:
# setup
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R=301,L]
If you'd like to do the same on your site, be sure you do it in the top level folder (aka web-root). The rule will be inherited through all subfolders with one exception: subfolders which already have some special url_rewrite rules in place (like pLog has) will not inherit the rewrite rule. Make sure to update these .htaccess files with the rewrite rule and don't forget the slightly different rewrite code:
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [R=301,L]




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