Category Archives: Open Source

Nostalgia

 

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garden-caffe

garden-caffe, originally uploaded by palkieu. This guy is rocking the “coffee and bathrobe in the back yard” look. Something I can aspire to when the weather turns a bit warmer, LOL.

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Apache mod_rewrite cache

Lets pretend you have a stock ticker application that is getting hammered. A lot of people are interested in one particular stock for some reason. The poor little app server is running some lumbering hulking piece of code written in … Continue reading

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Excel 0, GnuPlot 1

Excel computed it’s brains out for 30+ seconds before giving me a partial graph and the complaint that I had too much data for it to continue. I guess you can’t really do anything *serious* with Excel for charting data, such as a month of 1-minute interval data points.

(60 minutes x 24 hours x 30 days = 42,200 points)

I had to resort to gnuplot, which is a bit funky but easily handles large datasets such as this.

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Too Much Innovation

Does The Linux Desktop Innovate Too Much? <kosh>Yes.</kosh> I’ve been waiting for this kind of article to come from inside the FOSS camp. I hope it is just one of many pebbles voting for the usability avalanche that leads to … Continue reading

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