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Getting Nginx + PHP5 + PHP-FPM + CodeIgniter to work on Debian Squeeze

After hearing so many good things about Nginx, I decided to give it a try to scale one of our CodeIgniter app that got quite a lot of traffic lately. Nginx (pronounced “engine X”) is a Russian lightweight Httpd server. Think Apache, but much smaller & faster. Nginx is used…

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Serial Entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal on Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

Gurbaksh Chahal is an Indian-American internet entrepreneur, philanthropist, guest lecturer and a best-selling author who started his first startup at the age of 16. By the age of 25, he founded and sold two advertising companies, ClickAgents (sold to ValueClick) and BlueLithium (sold to Yahoo), for a total of US$340 million. He is an entrepreneur I…

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What does GIGN (French SWAT) and great startup founders have in common ?

Well, a lot I think. In case you don’t know, GIGN is a special operations unit of the French Armed Forces. It is part of the National Gendarmerie and is trained to perform counter-terrorist and hostage rescue missions in France or anywhere else in the world. It is the GIGN that stormed and rescued the 220 passengers from the…

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Why I finally opened a blog

As someone who loves reading great blogs, it’s been a long time I have been thinking about blogging myself. However, I never took the time to do it as I usually considered blogging unproductive and as a result, a waste of time. Besides, I always thought that I couldn’t do…

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