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Miscellaneous Scalability

SSDs in the Data Center — Is $/GB/IOPS the Only Relevant Metric?

Wikia’s Artur Bergman recently gave a talk at Velocity about SSD adoption that has generated a lot of buzz. The video can be viewed here. Warning: the video is rated PG-13 for language and adult situations. The focus of his talk was that the relevant metric for data center storage is $/GB/IOPS. He showed how […]

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Miscellaneous Scalability

Pay Off Your Technical Debt

The first thing I do when I get my hands on a client’s code is to figure out the size of the code base. I execute something like this to determine the number of lines of code (LoC) using a fresh checkout from trunk: $ find . -name “*.java” -exec cat {} \; | wc […]

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Miscellaneous

Pay Attention to your Processes!

I recently ran into an issue where I would intermittently get this Oracle error: ORA-12516, TNS:listener could not find available handler with matching protocol stack Nearly all of the search results for that error detailed the need to have the Oracle’s listener set up correctly. However, in my case the problem was not that the […]

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Miscellaneous

How to Predict Layoffs Using Google and LinkedIn (or "Adobe Lays Off 10% of Workforce")

If you see someone a) update his/her LinkedIn profile summary in any significant way, or b) start receiving recommendations from colleagues, it means only one thing: he/she is looking for a job.

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Linux Miscellaneous

If You're Installing Fedora 8 on a Dell Inspiron 530S

I recently bought four machines for a test lab I’m configuring. Each is a Dell Inspiron 530S that comes without an operating system. (Well, technically it comes with FreeDOS.) So I set about to install Fedora 8 on it. If you’re installing Fedora 8 on a Dell Inspiron 530S, here are some tips for you: […]