If all goes well, you shouldn't notice anything (maybe things will be marginally faster), but I've been doing some behind the scenes work to a) learn a bit more about some technologies, b) make my site use a bit less memory (so I can do other cool stuff, and c) make the site hopefully a bit more stable and speedy.
Mostly so I can remember what I did later, here's sort of an inventory of some of the technologies I messed around with:
- Memcached - for WordPress caching and for caching the data for my Points Created page
- nginx - simply as a proxy in front of Apache. At some point, I'll mess around with using it to handle loading some of the static assets of the site
- perlbrew - allows me to run some newer perl stuff without having to much around with the system perl (so I can start to play with something like Mojolicious)
I'm in the process of building out a new site for 2013, mostly because I'm bored with the current one, but also because it's good for me to actually try to do some modernish stuff so my skills don't atrophy (especially if I'm only doing certain types of stuff at work). So, yeah, if you find stuff broken, let me know.