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 22.214.171.124 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
Want a nice commit log history like in qgit or gitk directly? Add the following in your ~/.gitconfig: [alias] lola = log --graph --decorate --pretty=oneline --abbrev-commit --all
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It is summer, it is warm and it is nice. Yet I'm hanging around at home trying to bring my thesis to perfection 🙂 Actually, it's the coding part right now and it's the usual hunting 'em bugaroos down. While I'm sitting right now at a particular tough one, I stumbled up on this awesome movie … Continue reading What a weather!
Some british soldiers in Iraq obviously had a lot of fun:
Backups! Yep, that thing you're ought to do regularly. Today's the day for me to do it. As being not quite content with the available solutions out there I tend to do it all by hand. This involves some tedious repetitions like packing directories. So here's a little script that might be handy: #!/bin/sh # … Continue reading Productivity
I had an awesome week in Nice! But as everything has an end, I'm updating my openSUSE installation right now and sipping a cup of coffee. Back to normal, one could say. A more detailed post about recent adventures can be found here (in german).
Finally, Palm opened up developer.palm.com to the public. Read more in this announcement. Apple also recently released a "fix" to shut out the Pre from iTunes, this GCDS talk talks about open alternatives. Hopefully the GSM version of the Pre gets released real soon 🙂 Update: Another article in the same vein just popped up.
While my university semester's end is not to far away now, I had a lot of fun with a course called "Mainframe Computing" held the first time at our university. According to this slashdot article it's good to gain some knowledge in that old wizardry. Seems like the Mainframe is on the rise again.
Just found a nice SVG-based theming engine for Qt4 on KDE-Look.org which I wanted to share: QuanumStyle Quite nice from a technical point of view, as the creator pointed out, it would benefit from some artists input. Toying around with it is fun and time consuming at the same time, maybe I'll upload a RPM … Continue reading QuantumStyle