Turning on Cloudflare increases TTFB, but it doesn't matter as much as you may think. Here are some ways to reduce TTFB and make it even lower than without Cloudflare.
A best-of list of Harry Potter fanfics with rare pairings. These involve Harry himself and a female deuteragonist who is not one of the usual suspects (Ginny, Hermione, Daphne, and so on) with at least some focus on romance.
Check out this list of hilarious Harry Potter fanfics that will make you snicker if not laugh out loud. The lengths range from one-shots to novels, and the genres from humor and adventure to outright crack, and all of them are complete.
Harry/Hermione or "Harmony" is one of the most popular pairings in Harry Potter fanfiction. This is a list of top ten most memorable H/Hr fics that stuck with me over the years.
Get more reviews and favorites on your fanfiction by writing in popular fandoms, shipping fan-favorite characters, exploiting tropes, crafting a catchy summary, and updating regularly to stay at the top of the "Just In" list.
These top 5 full-screen writing apps help avoid compulsively checking social media or email as you work. Eliminate distractions and improve your focus to easier enter the flow state and skyrocket your productivity.
A list of the best Harry Potter/Daphne Greengrass (Haphne) fanfics that are complete. Because the Golden Boy of Gryffindor needs his Ice Queen of Slytherin.
The isekai genre is booming in Japanse manga, light novels, and anime. As an avid reader, here's a top five list of my favorite isekai manga and light novels.
Cloudflare provides up to 5 firewall rules for free that can be used to harden WordPress sites, protect the admin area, and block automated wp-login.php scans before they even reach the host server.
Battlegrounds is an objective-based mode in the free-to-play brawler Battlerite. It doesn't replace the core competitive arena gameplay, but it provides a more fun & casual way of enjoying the game.
A quick Blossom guide from a Champion "Battlerite" player. Find out about her abilities, best battlerites to pick in different situations, and some basic strategies.
Bloodline Champions is an entirely skill-based MOBA, with no random chances or PvE whatsoever. Find out what makes this game so awesome and start playing it on Steam for free.
Social share buttons are great for increasing traffic to your website. However, popular services like AddThis use third-party tracking, which is a privacy concern. Here are some nice alternatives.
A pure CSS solution for making embedded Youtube videos responsive, plus a function to apply the needed styling to videos in WordPress automatically. Both the height and the width will change to fit!
This top 13 list will help you choose the best software for your discussion boards. Whether feature-rich or minimal, paid or free and open-source, choose the platform which suits your needs best.
This list contains the largest computer-related discussion boards on the net where you can get useful advice about upgrading your PC, or solving your hardware and software issues.
Logitech MX518 is a legendary mouse beloved by gamers around the world. The new G400 offers the same shape and button layout, and comes with a more accurate laser sensor and no angle snapping.
PPV is a form of online marketing which utilizes adware to deliver ads straight to the user's computer. It is known for its low cost per view, as well as low conversion rate. Find out more here.
These top 5 ad management solutions will help you sell advertising on your website or blog, and increase your earnings with ad targeting. I reviewed inexpensive services which won't break your budget.
I have been using WordPress for a long time now, and tried many different plugins over the years. This is a top 5 list of my favorites, which are installed on almost all my WP-based websites.
Find out how you can geotarget your Amazon affiliate links for free and earn more from your international traffic. Stop losing commissions by sending UK or German visitors to the American store.
Dell P2414H turned out to be a surprisingly good monitor for gaming thanks to low latency and very small input lag. It is also cheaper than similar "UltraSharp" class monitors from Dell.
Did you know that connecting your keyboard via the older PS/2 port can actually result in slightly lower latency and less CPU usage? Not only that, it enables full n-key rollover for gaming keyboards.
There are different types of the popular Cherry MX switches, some of them better suited for gaming, and others for typing. Find out about the different types and pick the ones that suit you best.
Improve your performance in competitive video games with these top-tier keyboards designed with you in mind. Enjoy the responsive keys, useful macros, spectacular RGB backlighting and other features.
You don't have to break your budget to get a good gaming keyboard with responsive keys, anti-ghosting, and a LED backlight. My top 10 list will help you find an affordable peripheral for gaming.
Mechanical keyboards offer snappier keys and faster response time compared to membrane ones, which is what makes them so attractive to gamers and typists alike. Find out which are the top 10 here.
This list of awesome gadgets like the famous Sonic Screwdriver TV Remote will come in handy if you are looking for an unusual and quirky gift for your techie friend or family member.
Do your eyes start hurting after using your LED-backlit LCD display just for a few minutes? Backlight flicker due to PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) might be the culprit.
Halo 4 is a very popular first-person shooter from the famous Halo series. It is the first game of the franchise to be developed by 343 Industries instead of Bungie as a part of a new trilogy.
Sleeping Dogs is an awesome open-world action-adventure game for people who love titles like GTA and Saints Row. It takes place in Hong Kong and follows an undercover cop on a dangerous mission.
Neptune's Pride is a great browser-based multiplayer strategy game that is easy to learn, but difficult to master. These five simple tips will help new players improve their game quickly.
More guns, new classes, longer missions, and better AI. Borderlands 2 is an instant classic, well-received by critics and gamers alike. Find out more about this title and rate it on our poll.
Darksiders II is a fun action RPG from Vigil Games. It's challenging, beautiful, large in scope, and even better than the first game. Find out more about its most interesting features here.
You don't have to break your budget to buy a spacious gaming case with good airflow and silent cooling. I've compiled a list of affordable enclosures for housing even the most powerful gaming PCs.
Looking for a large and comfortable mouse with a good sensor? This top ten list of palm grip mice should come in handy if you need a replacement or an upgrade for your existing gaming gear.
This list of the top 10 claw grip mice will help you find the best fragging tool for your needs. Cooler Master, Roccat, Razer, and other manufacturers all have a claw grip mouse or two to offer.
This list should come in handy if you're looking for the best toys to give your children as Christmas gifts or some other occasion in 2014. Includes new items as well as classics like Lego and Barbie.
Asura's Wrath is an epic action game inspired by anime and Hindu mythology. It was launched for Xbox 360 and PlayStation consoles in February 2012. Find out more about this title and cast your rating.
I've compiled a top 10 list of my favorite movie music scores. Enjoy these epic, emotional pieces which made the films so much more memorable. Feel free to share your favorite movie soundtracks, too.
If you want to create a website for your guild, consider using a specialized hosting service like Enjin. They offer a free plan, numerous themes, recruitment system, donation store, Mumble, and more.
When it comes to creating a clan website, you can either modify a generic forum, or use a specialized guild hosting service which provides useful features like recruitment widgets and voice servers.
KoA might not be the best RPG ever, but it's a great game nevertheless. Featuring an unrestricted class advancement system, spectacular combat, and an interesting storyline, it's well worth playing.
X-Men Destiny is an action RPG which promises a branching storyline where you can pick out your hero and choose to ally yourself with either the X-men or the Brotherhood of Mutants.
This top 10 list contains the best Harry Potter fanfics I've ever read. Find good stories to read and tell me about your own favorites.
Civilization World is a Civ-themed Facebook game where each player controls just a single city instead of a whole nation. Work with your friends to ensure the ultimate victory for your civilization.
VigLink provides additional ways to monetize your website without any extra effort. There are, however, some downsides to using VigLink as opposed to working with an affiliate program directly.
This list of free Infamous 2 guides should come in handy if you're looking for certain information about the game. Trophies, Blast Shard and Dead Drop locations, mission walkthroughs, and more.
These simple tweaks will allow you to use Firefox with the menu bar on, while getting rid of the space-wasting title bar. Add-on icons can be moved to the menu bar to maximize useful screen space.
Missing the classic status bar in the newer versions of Firefox? Never fear, there is an add-on which will help you get it back! It also adds more useful, customizable features to your browser.
Gears of War 3 is the highest-rated game in the series. Epic in scope, with a fantastic single-player campaign and entertaining multiplayer, it definitely deserved the praise it got from the critics.
This page lists the best cooling solutions for Phenom II CPUs, from the most expensive and powerful monster heatsink Megahalems, to the affordable and well-performing Cooler Master Hyper 212.
Whether you're looking for new and interesting recipes, or want to learn about various cuisines from around the world, this top 5 list of the best cooking magazines should come in handy.
The classic hack and slash franchise turns into something different with DS3. It now features four different heroes, voice acting, a new kind of combat system, and other dramatic changes.
The Witcher 2 was available in multiple editions on release, each with its own bonus content and additional features. This is a list of said editions, namely Premium, Digital Premium, and Collector's.
ME3 is the third game in the Mass Effect series, one that concludes the adventures of Commander Shepard with its definitive and controversial ending. Find out more about Mass Effect 3 on this page.
The Sims Medieval combines the classic Sims gameplay with kingdom building, resulting in a fun game featuring heroes, wizards, quests, and other RPG elements. Find out more and watch the trailer.
Crete offers spectacular views, great food, a glimpse at the ancient palaces of the Minoan civilization, and Scuba diving in the warm Mediterranean sea. These are some of the photos from our holiday.
Is death truly an inevitable part of life? With our increasing scientific knowledge, we should eventually be able to cure aging and achieve biological immortality. Who wouldn't want to live forever?
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is a popular fighting game which combines Marvel and Capcom universes in one epic slugfest. Find out more about this title and check out the trailer.
Find out about the movies Keanu Reeves has starred in from this filmography, and share your own favorites. Contrary to a popular belief, this enigmatic actor can definitely do very different roles.
Japanese manga is a wonderful storytelling medium with countless series and one-shots of all genres. I have compiled some of my favorites into a list, and visitors to this page have added the rest.
Stuck on the Sprawl with a Necromorph infection spreading through the space city, Isaac Clarke has not only alien zombies, but his own sick mind to deal with. A truly terrifying and tense game.
TDU2 is a spectacular open-world racing game set on the islands of Ibiza and Hawaii. It includes both single-player and multiplayer elements, and offers numerous vehicles including bikes and SUVs.
The Core Unlocker feature on my Asus M4A87TD motherboard allowed me to turn my cheap Phenom II X2 CPU into an unlocked 4-core Phenom II X4. It also makes for easy overclocking, too.
LittleBigPlanet 2 is a fun puzzle / platformer game for all ages. It includes a fun and exciting storyline, as well as cool level and mini-game creation tools. User-generated content is big in LBP 2.
With the advent of HDTVs and the same panels used in LCD monitors and televisions, it's hard to find a non-widescreen computer display. Yet old 4:3 and even 5:4 monitors have their own advantages.
Dragon Age II is a sequel to the wildly popular RPG Dragon Age: Origins. It follows the rise of a new hero, Hawke, during the harrowing times of the Fifth Blight. Features new combat system and more.
Small and light mice are the best for gaming with a fingertip grip. This top 10 list will help you find a replacement or an upgrade. Good shape, solid sensor, and reliable switches are the priorities.
Find out more about this talented voice actress and her most notable anime roles, from Nadeko Sengoku in Bakemonogatari to Kuroneko in Oreimo and Aika Fuwa in Zetsuen no Tempest.
If your MSI motherboard beeps during boot, don't start picking apart your computer just yet. It could simply be a really annoying feature which "counts" the number of USB devices you have connected.
Test yourself and challenge your friends with this quick ten-question quiz on the Solar System, the universe, and the history of space exploration.
Could wireless internet actually present a health hazard? Many contributors to this page claim they have experienced headaches and other ill effects seemingly stemming from wi-fi equipment.
If you're looking to start a blog, this list of the best blogging platforms should come in handy. Both hosted and standalone services are included. Vote for your favorite and see what others use.
Amazon's delivery to your country too expensive? There are some alternatives that offer free worldwide shipping for books and other items. Find out where you can buy books without high delivery costs.
Find some good techno to listen to on this top song list. Share your favorites of the genre and vote for the best techno artists of all time.
Flickr and Picasa Web Albums (now Google+ photos) are two of the most popular image hosting and sharing sites online. There's a lively, ongoing debate on which one is better, and why.
Edgar Wright is a British film writer and director known for his unique style. He has worked on some of my favorite movies. Find out more about his best creations and vote for your favorite titles.
Many caterpillars look beautiful and amazing due to their bright colors and interesting shapes, whether they're meant to blend in with the environment, or scare off predators.
Replace your boring profile picture with a totally awesome one using these easy avatar generators. No graphics editing skills required.
IMVU and Second Life are both thriving online communities with thousands of active users. Both virtual worlds have their own appeal, but which one is better? Find out in this ongoing debate.
I've compiled a list of the best books similar to the famous Harry Potter series. Find good fantasy novels or series to read, and share your own favorites.
Book Depository is a great online bookstore which offers free worldwide delivery. It is a great alternative to Amazon, especially to people from countries which don't get free shipping from Amazon.
Portal 2 is a longer, bigger, and, dare I say it - even better than its predecessor. Come and do some deadly science along with GLaDOS, who is, incidentally, still alive.
An ongoing debate about pros and cons of ordering computer hardware and other electronics at Amazon as opposed to Newegg. Which retailer do you think is better and why? Your opinion is most welcome.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a sequel to the cult-classic Deus Ex. It combines combat, stealth, hacking, and social interaction into one package, giving players a choice of how to approach a mission.
Purchase IMVU credits at a discount from a registered, official reseller. XKZ Exchange differs from other resellers in the number of different payment options that they offer (12+).
Is an antivirus or a firewall more important for the protection of your computer and personal data? What are the main differences between the two? This short article will explain the whats and hows.
An ongoing debate about two popular web browsers, Mozilla Firefox and Opera. Both apps have their pros and cons, and even diehard fans who wouldn't trade their particular browser for any other.
Find the best anime movies to watch on this top 50 list and see what other people enjoy. Share your favorite Japanese animation.
It is time to decide, once and for all, whether Simpsons or Futurama is the better comedy show. Come add your two cents to the ongoing discussion, and see how people have voted in the anonymous poll.
Download some great chess books that have been released into the public domain, and improve your game without spending anything on expensive hardcovers. All you need is a PDF reader to open the files.
Sure, it is great for games and animations, but Flash-based websites are the worst. They're laggy, difficult to read, and you can't even use bookmarks or the back button. In this case, Flash sucks.
Find out what chess books are worth buying, and improve your game with these great publications. Whether you are a beginner or an expert player, you can benefit from these works by the masters.
Rock and rap fans alike have shared their opinion on these popular music genres in this ongoing debate. Come and tell everyone which music style is better, and see what other people have had to say.
This guide will help you choose the best kind of computer speakers for your needs. Save space with a compact 2.0 system that still delivers quality audio, or go all out with a 5.1 surround setup.
Guild Wars 2 is the best MMORPG to come out in years. Featuring a vast and beautiful persistent world, no-grind philosophy, several different PvP modes, and fresh class roles, it's a definite hit.
The remote Antarctica is an unusual, yet growing tourism destination that features breathtaking sights and landscapes. From a leisurely cruise or whale watching to kayaking, it is a unique experience.
Pyromancer is a light fantasy novel set in a magical world and featuring charming and lively characters, spellbinding adventure, and romance. It is the first of the six total books in the series.
Eden of the East is a highly entertaining Japanese animation series by Production I.G. Fantastic art, great animation, and a fascinating plot makes this a must-watch for anime fans.
There are several different ways to deal with multiple Gmail accounts, including multiple sign-in, delegation, and a browser plugin. Find out the one that suits your needs best here.
Lithuanian cuisine is known for its simple and hearty dishes; our traditional fare tends to be naturally filling, made from local ingredients, and only lightly seasoned with salt and herbs.
You can use a handy carrying harness to transport your desktop computer easily. Combine it with a bag for carrying LCD monitors, and you'll be able to move your whole setup in one go.
Throat singing has deep traditions in many different parts of the world. Listen to the most popular Tuvan (khoomei) and Inuit (katajjaq) overtone singing styles on this page.
It's time to decide whether The Simpsons or South Park is the better animated comedy show, and your vote matters. Share your opinion in the ongoing, lively debate and see how others have voted.
"Geek" and "nerd" are often used interchangeably, but there are some differences between the two terms. Find out about what separates geeks from nerds, and see what others have to say in our debate.
Come share your opinion on which cup of coffee tastes better and gives you the most bang for your buck in this ongoing McDonalds vs Starbucks debate.
Come share your 2 cents in the ongoing debate on whether McDonalds or Burger King is the better fast food place to grab a hamburger at. Which one's the winner in the Big Mac vs The Whopper battle?
Gmail and Yahoo are two of the most popular free webmail providers. Which do you think offers a better service and why? You will find a lively, ongoing debate on pros and cons of each of them here.
Gmail and Outlook.com are two of the most popular free webmail providers in the world, each with hundreds of millions of users. Which service do you prefer and why? Hundreds have chimed in the debate.
There have been many heated debates on the pros and cons of consoles vs PCs when it comes to gaming. Why not have one more? Come share your thoughts and see what other gamers have to say in the topic.
An ongoing discussion about the pros and cons of the two extremely popular gaming consoles, PlayStation 3 from Sony and Xbox 360 from Microsoft. Come see what others say and share your own opinion.
NVIDIA and AMD are the leaders of the graphics card market. Participate in the ongoing debate on which one makes better GPUs, and see what other people have to say about Radeon and GeForce cards.
Intel and AMD are the largest CPU manufacturers, and when building a new computer, you usually have to make a choice between the two. Find out about their pros and cons in this ongoing debate.
Each of these ambiguous images can be seen as two different things. Confound your brain with these optical illusions, and find out what other people perceive while looking at the same picture.
Sims 3 is a great life simulation game enjoyed by both gamers and people who don't really play other computer games. Create a sim, build a house, socialize with your neighbors, and more.
TSW is a unique MMORPG developed by Funcom which is set in the modern world, but with magic, monsters, and conspiracy theories all being real. Because you have always wanted to play as the Illuminati.
Find out how to enable the "No GUI Boot" mode in Vista and newer versions of Windows, and replace the boring boot screen with your own picture. It will only take a few minutes.
Pickles might be awesome, but cucumbers are not. They will ruin your salad, your sandwich, and your life. Know that if you hate cucumbers, you are not alone. Let's fight the good fight together.
Hubble Deep Field provides an astonishing glimpse into the universe, detecting thousands of far-away galaxies in just one tiny, unremarkable patch of sky.
The long-awaited Diablo 3 did some things right, but had many flaws as well. The first expansion pack, Reaper of Souls, finally turns D3 into the game it was supposed to be.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is an amazing sequel to the cult-classic strategy game that was played so widely in eSports tournaments around the world. The new SC2 now takes the place of Brood War.
Rie Kugimiya, aka the queen of tsundere, has actually voiced all sorts of characters ranging from a tomboy to a yandere, and even a younger male (Alphonse Elric). Here are some of my favorite roles.
RE5 is the best-selling game of the Resident Evil franchise, available on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. It takes place in Africa, and features Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar as playable protagonists.
What do you think is the best free webmail provider? For me, there's only one winner: Gmail. Find out why I think so with these top 10 reasons as to why Google's email service is awesome.
An excellent MMO from Bioware, SWTOR offers a story-driven adventure, eight iconic classes, AI companions, PvP, guild housing, and starships. You can now play for free, or subscribe for cool perks.
A good mouse with quality sensor can improve your performance in FPS, MOBA, RTS, and other games. This page will help you find a gaming mouse that fits your unique needs.
There are many good reasons to believe that Lelouch is still alive at the end of the second season of Code Geass. I'll try to prove that he survived and went into hiding together with C.C.
Mirror's Edge is a first-person action-adventure game set in a stylized, futuristic city. Its innovative parkour elements most likely inspired later games like Brink.
This post-apocalyptic action RPG by Bethesda had a lot to live up to considering the following of Fallout and Fallout 2. The developers came through, however, and Fallout 3 turned out to be amazing.
An ongoing debate on the pros and cons of the two most popular BitTorrent clients: Vuze and uTorrent. Which program downloads torrents faster and offers more useful features? Discuss here.
Been living in the cave for the past few years? This page will help you get back into the loop. Find out about the top 10 classic internet memes like Lolcats, Rickrolling, All Your Base, and others.
A glossy LCD looks great in a store, but many people go for the matte monitor to avoid issues with reflections and glare. Which one is the better choice? Hundreds of users have shared their opinions.
Noriaki Sugiyama is the voice behind Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto), Uryuu Ishida (Bleach), and Shirou Emiya (Fate/stay Night). Find out more about this talented seiyuu, and listen to him sing.
Junko Takeuchi is a great voice actress best known for her role as Uzumaki Naruto from the popular shonen anime series. Find out more about this talented seiyuu and listen to her sing.
Rie Tanaka is a talented Japanese voice actress who voiced many fan-favorite roles in anime and other media. Find out more about the characters she voiced, and listen to her songs.
Wireless mice undoubtedly have some advantages, but many people still swear by wired ones, especially when it comes to gaming where every millisecond is important. Hundreds have chimed in the debate.
WordPress is, by far, the most popular blogging platform online - but is it really the best one available? Come share your thoughts in this ongoing debate, and see what other bloggers have to say.
Find good fantasy novels and series to read in this huge list where the books are ranked by visitor votes. Share your own recommendations and see what great works other fantasy fans enjoy reading.
Find good sites for reading fanfiction and for publishing your own stories. General, Harry Potter, Twilight, anime, and other categories.
Known as the "perfect sword", the iconic katana is one of the sharpest and most fearsome blade weapons in existence. Watch a Japanese katana cut handgun bullets in half like they're nothing!
Traffic shaping (QoS) is no longer something only expensive commercial routers can do. An inexpensive home router with custom firmware like Tomato can prioritize certain types of traffic quite well.
Find out how to make your cheap WRT54GL router more powerful using third-party firmware like Tomato or DD-WRT. This will add more features and capabilities to your device.
Find good anime to watch on this massive top 100+ list of best Japanese animated series of all time. The shows are ranked by total visitor votes. There's also great recommendations from other users.