Monthly Archives: May 2007

Pov-Ray 3.6 vs 3.7 Performance Comparision

Pov-Ray has long been known for best working on a single-CPU configuration. While there have been patches throughout the years to allow it to operate using more than one physical machine, there were often limitations involved. Now that there is … Continue reading

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InnoDB Raw Disk vs. File System Performance

One thing that has been a curious topic among some of us here at work has been if raw InnoDB partitions are better than using files on-top of a file-system. Well, I was able to find a test server that, … Continue reading

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Pedestrians Walk On Sidewalks, Not Roads

Who thinks it is a good idea to walk in the street while carrying bags of food talking on a cellphone can go ahead and raise your hand. Yeah. Thought so. You know, I think that if I were in … Continue reading

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Traveling Monoliths

Though it has been a good while since I had touched POV-Ray, I still think it is the best ray-tracer around. These days I have been trying to focus on music in my free time, but I had a really … Continue reading

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Attack of the MySQL Engines – INSERT Performance

So I have been doing quite a bit of benchmarking and while most of my tests have been amazingly simple, I thought I would share some of my findings. The following is the total time it took to run a … Continue reading

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W00h00! Music Download Tracking!

So I have been trying to figure out how to grab some reasonable statistics from the site. Not so much because I really need them (how many people really visit my site anyway :) but just to know. I had … Continue reading

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Finally! Don’t Fear the Reaper is finished!

Whew. So a ton of work went into this song. I think this may be the song I have worked the hardest on ever. It certainly gets the award for taking the longest to complete. I am very happy and … Continue reading

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No more comment titles…just for you, Aaron

So it took a while, but Aaron whittled me down and made me realize having titles on blog comments is more annoying than I thought it would be. So no more titles on comments. They were not really needed anyway, … Continue reading

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Don’t mess with free speech

So while taking a look at Digg today (something I do at least once everyday), I noticed that there were an unusually large amount of news articles related to the HD-DVD encryption scheme being broken. First, let me say good. … Continue reading

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Tanner’s Memorial Video

JD made a really awesome video to honor and remember Tanner by. You can find it here. Yes, I know it’s on MySpace. Let us look past it just this once :) Gonna miss you, Tanner. See you on the … Continue reading

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