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Posted on May 15, 2014 at 10:47 am

Your Future Internet – Comcast, Verizon, TimeWarner style

This is what they all want the internet to look like, in one picture.  Seriously.  Do not believe them when they say things like “data caps will be set to ensure they don’t affect a majority of users” – they might mean it literally, they’ll make sure 49% are affected by the caps so that […]

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm

JesusPhone 5 day one

So as some in my “social circle” already know I finally started cheating on Android and got a JesusPhone 5.  Here’s some first impressions, granted, I am being rather critical here, I am actually so far quite happy with the iPhone 5…though if you’re an iPhone 4S or 4 user it might not be worth […]

Posted on June 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm


Shhhhhh…be vewwy vewwy quiet, I’m hunting SHA-256 hashes! Performance Summary ******************* Worst slack in design: 0.089 Requested Estimated Requested Estimated Clock Clock Starting Clock Frequency Frequency Period Period Slack Type Group ———————————————————————————————————————————— main_pll|CLKOP_inferred_clock 130.0 MHz 131.5 MHz 7.692 7.603 0.089 inferred Inferred_clkgroup_0 System 130.0 MHz 719.4 MHz 7.692 1.390 6.302 system system_clkgroup ====================================================================================================================================

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 11:51 am

Motorola Xoom

Yup, I’m officially a gadget whore.  I bought a Verizon Motorola Xoom for delivery on launch day a while back.  I’ve been busy moving and working so this is the first chance I’ve had to write anything up on it. iFixit has a great teardown of the Motorola Xoom. I’m going to talk some about […]

Posted on October 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm

So WTF ATI, Really?

I finally jumped into the modern area of gaming machines, buying a nice beefy system. Everythings great, except ATI still sucks. I have an older ATI card in a machine that was relegated to a server, but is now no longer used, just sitting in my closet as spare/test equipment. And I swore then I […]

Posted on February 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm


So I recently bought a Pogoplug device, sort of on a whim.  I needed a NAS device, and the fact that the Pogoplug had HFS+ (OS/X filesystem) support made it a clear winner for me.  I’ve been living with mine for about a week now, mostly with single 320GB HFS+ formatted drive.  The $130 device […]

Posted on June 20, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Wall of shame?

I am torn between showing the whole thing as a wall of shame item or just ranting about an anonymous (open source) user management product. It’s not alone in this sin, I’ve seen the same problem in *expensive* database driven shopping cart and user management apps. What problem is this that I am speaking of? […]

Posted on March 27, 2009 at 4:53 pm

State of the storage benchmark

Bryan Cantrill over at Sun Fishworks wrote an Excellent Blog Post on why SPECsfs sucks. Go read it. Seriously. You need to.  Then start to wonder about all the other “benchmarks” SPEC publishes.  The blog post there explains WHY you can’t get affordable storage from big vendors, and why all of it’s performance is so crappy […]

Posted on February 10, 2009 at 1:09 am

Dear yum, you suck.

While doing a template fetch onto our Virtuozzo machine.  A template fetch really just downloads every configured application (this is different from say EVERY application to create a mirror, it just downloads applications configured, and their dependencies).  So it’s running yum in download-only mode. [[email protected] private]# vztop vztop – 18:02:45 up 4 days, 17:30, 2 […]

Posted on August 19, 2008 at 9:16 am

New server coming!

Well, the box running, while plenty serviceable, is showing it’s age.  I’ve ordered a pretty large machine (just short of $3000 in total parts) and the bits are on their way, woohoo!  I’ll be setting it up and burning it in over the next month or two.  Once it’s ready dotblag will be moving […]