eBay’s funny mail restrictions vs. the plus extension

Since eBay recently lost a complete database dumb, I thought let's join the other 145 million guys and change me good old password. While doing that I wanted to update my mail address too. BTW, I recently changed to mailbox.org and I am very (very very) happy with it. Unfortunatley though eBay's very (very very) … Continue reading eBay’s funny mail restrictions vs. the plus extension

Hard disc benchmarks and data safety

Out of a discussion with darix regarding optimal hard disc layout (using RAID levels and LVM), I happened to benchmark my setup with bonnie++. The machine runs openSUSE-11.3 with the 2.6.34.7 kernel. Storage-wise it has two identical Samsung HD103UJ 1TB discs using Intel Matrix Raid. The main area of the discs use RAID-0 to max out performance. … Continue reading Hard disc benchmarks and data safety