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Good thing I wasn't drinking coffee at that time

March 29, 2006 Comments off

Slashdot can be disastrous to your keyboard and monitor. Some comments definitely need some Surgeon General like warning :)

Categories: General

Good thing I wasn’t drinking coffee at that time

March 29, 2006 Comments off

Slashdot can be disastrous to your keyboard and monitor. Some comments definitely need some Surgeon General like warning :)

Categories: General

Niagara does a Chuck Norris on Itanium/Xeon

March 24, 2006 Comments off

Colm “Punish thy Server” MacCárthaigh has published his awesome benchmarks with the Sun T2000. Colm is also looking at ssl-offload benchmarks for the T2000. I hope my engine(3) patch for flood gets to see some action.

As Chuck Norris fans would say, the Niagara roundhouse kicked the Itanium and the Xeon.

For those of you not familiar with the Chuck Norris meme on the Internet, may I point you to this great video of the man himself reading some Chuck Norris facts

Categories: Solaris

Updated to the latest NNW beta

March 17, 2006 Comments off

Brent Simmons has posted beta builds of the latest NetNewsWire beta. I wasn’t one of the really early worms but I snagged myself 2.1b7. So far, it’s very spiffy and snappy.

Love the NewsGator syncing. I’m really looking forward to the 2-yr subscription of NewsGator online I get for being a NNW customer. Posting to blogs via MarsEdit rocks also.

engine(3) support for flood

March 16, 2006 1 comment

hacked a patch up to provide engine(3) support for flood.

Patch compiles on my AMD64 box, now I just need to scrounge for a Niagara so I can see if it takes advantage of the insane RSA performance to be the “Speedy Gonzales” of https load testers

A shout-out to anyone in Sun. Help me make the Niagara look good :)

Categories: Solaris

Just when you thought it was safe

March 16, 2006 Comments off

Before IDF, CPU choices particularly if you were looking for performance and reasonably good thermal envelope was easy. The AMD64 in all its variant pretty much ruled the roost.

Now, 2006 is looking to be a very interesting year particularly if you are looking at a hardware refresh in the second or third quarter. As detailed in this RealWorldTech post by David Kanter, Intel’s new Core Architecture is shaping up to be a strong contender.

Combine this with Apple’s switch to Intel and the possibility of combining good hardware from Intel with the slickness of MacOSX will be very compelling.

With virtualization support native to the CPU, it will be uber-cool if somebody like VMWare came up with VMWare for OSX. That would make MacOSX/Intel the platform of choice for developers particularly in the web space (test Firefox/IE/Safari from one box).

Categories: General

Did the security drill with WordPress 2.0.2

March 10, 2006 Comments off

Firing up my favorite RSS reader NetNewsWire, I saw the WordPress crew had put a security fix update for WordPress.

With the easy upgrade instructions. It was all over in a jiffy

Now back to your regular scheduled programming :)

Categories: Blogging Toolchains
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