WWW or not, just make sure you canonicalize it

There are many opinions on the choice of using www.domain.com or just domain.com for you sites, which is better?  I’m now tending towards domain.com simply because it shorter and the www doesn’t add any value. Regardless of the www or not decision, of more importance is URL canonicalization.  Say what?   How about a Wikipedia definition: …

Open Source: customizing the code, should you?

For many, open source means customizing the code.  Custom is great, you make the program do exactly what you want. But custom comes with a down side: maintenance.  Once you customize an open source project, it’s yours!  When an update/patch is released for the package, you now need to redo all the changes you made. …