Outlook hamstrunged ULS progress

August 24th, 2012

I’m not one for highly controversial titles. But today Outlook wasted a couple of hours of my life. Instead of posting big explanations I think I’ll rather let the pictures do the talking:
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DSL (iBurst) bonding options

April 24th, 2012

So recently I started getting a lot of inquiries about ADSL line bonding and decided it was time to start investigating. Various options have presented itself, but very few true solutions.
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Preventing GCC from trashing the system

December 31st, 2011

I’ve recently seen GCC processes consuming as much as 1GB RAM for it’s resident set size (ie, what it actually consumes in memory). I also have an i7 processor, which means I’d like to run compiles at -j8 and higher (to compensate slightly for disk IO). I have 4GB of RAM. Now, at 8 processes, each consuming 512MB of RSS, I’m starting to push into swap quite considerably, resulting in much slower actual compiles, and I can just as well be using -j2 wasting a LOT of resources by it just sitting there and not getting utilized. A plan had to be made. Read the rest of this entry »

Nokia N9 – first impressions

November 11th, 2011

For once I decided to get myself a really snazzy phone. I must say, I’m impressed. After listening to the amount of crap others had to go through to get android based phones “rooted” this was a breeze in comparison. Simply activate developer mode, realize you get a terminal option added, open the terminal, go devel-su, enter “rootme” as the password and … et voila – the phone will now bend to your will with a unanimous “yes master”.
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