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The Computer Language Benchmarks Game

January 9th, 2009 • Comments Off on The Computer Language Benchmarks Game

Found a game about programming languages comparison – http://shootout.alioth.debian.org. Great fun if you wanna show that the programming language you like most, is also the best 🙂 For example to show that python is better then perl:

chartvs.php

The FAQ for the game is over here: http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/u32q/faq.php

My first SSD drive

December 5th, 2008 • Comments Off on My first SSD drive

After ordering my first Solid State Drive on Tuesday, it arrived on Thursday and today was the day I first tried it. It’s a patriot 64GB Warp v2 drive. And I got it for a reasonable price. Here is a nice picture of the drive. It’s quite light and looks nice, but that is my opinion.

disc

About speed: You can feel the performance increase, and if you look at the numbers the increase is quite impressive. The systems boots twice as fast as before, applications launch faster. Although I must admit that the Intel disc might be faster. Here is the output of hdparm:

Before


/dev/sda:

Timing cached reads: 1768 MB in 2.00 seconds = 884.39 MB/sec

Timing buffered disk reads: 121 MB in 3.00 seconds = 40.66 MB/sec

After:


/dev/sda:


Timing cached reads: 1660 MB in 2.00 seconds = 830.30 MB/sec

Timing buffered disk reads: 278 MB in 3.02 seconds = 92.07 MB/sec

The noice reduction is also very good – if the fan is off, you hear nothing, and by nothing I mean nothing. You here only your own typing 🙂

Also the power consumption seems to be much better – in normal mode I can use my notebook 45 minuter longer.

Only negative points are the size of the disc and sometimes the performance is rapidly down for some reason, I have to investigate that further. But for now it was a real good deal!

Python 3.0 released – Juhu!

December 4th, 2008 • Comments Off on Python 3.0 released – Juhu!

http://www.python.org/download/releases/3.0/

Amazon gives access to public datasets :-)

November 25th, 2008 • Comments Off on Amazon gives access to public datasets :-)

http://aws.amazon.com/publicdatasets/

Fun with wordle

November 10th, 2008 • Comments Off on Fun with wordle

Great fun with wordle – just wondering why I cannot find OSGi in there…hmm