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· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · February
· · · · 07 (3 entries)

Nexenta/NetBeans/OS X Notes · I’m running NetBeans 5 on my <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2005/10/18/New-Computer'>Ultra 20</a>, using <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2006/02/03/Nexenta'>Nexenta GNU/Solaris</a> as the OS. This buys a lot of performance, but I only want to have one screen/keyboard, so I’m routing the UI through my Mac via X11. I don’t know how common a scenario this is going to be, but early indications are it’s a damn productive working environment. I’m discovering some things, so I’ll post them here as I go along in case other people run across some of the same issues. <i>[Update: Keymapping progress, whines, and bugs]</i> ...
 
6,000,000,000 Cycles/Second · Holy cow, IBM <a href='http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/02/07/ibm_power6_show/'>says</a> they can run the Power6 at 6GHz. Hey, I still think lower-clock-rate/more-cores is the way to go, maybe because I’m primarily a Web Guy; for example, see <a href='http://blogs.zdnet.com/Murphy/?p=524'>Paul Murphy on SPECWeb2005</a>. But still, you gotta be impressed, that’s one $@*&!# hot chip. I’m thinking of OS X running on one of these... Oops, too late.
 
Thumbnail Tuning · I did some fine-tuning. If you’re reading this in a browser rather than a feedreader, there’s a little picture in the margin that changes every so often; clicking on it teleports you into the archives. It should work better now and even tells you where it’ll take you. If I broke anything, do please let me know. It’s simultaneously brutally-minimalist and slightly-AJAXy, some geeks might be amused at the details ...
 
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