Bob Mitchell

bob-o-rama: The Art of Slack.


Mixing a Mojito

6th December 2012 - 23:07 - bob

The long-promised instructions for mixing a Mojito.

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I have a confession

25th July 2011 - 22:38 - bob

I have a confession - I've become rather too obsessed with Minecraft.

Anyway, this is a weak attempt to send some traffic to the UK minecraft server page that they have to see if it helps with getting the server that I play on a few new people on it.

Web Analytics Lecture

Back to Southampton again

17th March 2011 - 13:29 - bob

As you may be looking at this - I thought that I'd better put something here.

Back in 2007 I did a brief presentation as part of the Consumer Metrics course for the University of Southampton. It's taken a couple of years, but they asked me back again.

Slides and references follow...


Illiterate Walk

An illiterate walk into Crawley - broken signs

26th October 2010 - 14:43 - bob

We had a little walk into Crawley town to visit the Library (is that ironic? not sure) - without any real effort or detours we spotted the following examples of encoding errors or just plain idiocy.

Firstly, this is probably a character encoding issue, but why it didn't get checked before being printed in three-inch high letters, I really don't know.

walk into crawley 1 - Click to enlarge.
Click to enlarge.


Linux Ramdisks

Making things go faster - less waiting on disks

18th August 2010 - 22:01 - bob

Thinking about using /dev/shm for fast storage (in my case for Apache) made me think about ramdisks in general.

The last time I tried anything to do with ramdisks was on my old Amstrad 5286, when I created a massive 1MB (ish) ramdisk under MS DOS 3.3 (probably). This time I was using a £500 server from ebay with 16GB of memory.