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· Naughties
· · 2008
· · · November
· · · · 02 (3 entries)

How Fast is Fast? · In prepa­ra­tion for my mod-atom pre­sen­ta­tion at ApacheCon next week, I’ve been run­ning some per­for­mance tests with the help of a gag­gle of client ma­chines rus­tled up by some good peo­ple in the Sun engineering-lab group. The first num­bers are trick­ling in, and I’m a bit at a loss both on what to mea­sure and how to eval­u­ate the re­sult­s. Is 180 POSTs/sec­ond on a T2000 good?
[Up­date: Make that 320/sec­ond; have some bet­ter da­ta pre­sent­ed in a table.]
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Short-form Fragments · Week end­ing Sun­day 2008/11/02 ...
 
That Word · Our son, now aged nine, still en­joys a bed­time sto­ry, and I en­joy read­ing them. He’s per­fect­ly lit­er­ate but his reading-for-pleasure reper­toire is along the lines of Har­ry Pot­ter, As­ter­ix, and Garfield. So I aim high­er: Tolkien, Homer, Le Guin. Re­cent­ly we start­ed on Huck­le­ber­ry Finn ...
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