Mixing a Mojito
The long-promised instructions for mixing a Mojito.
I have a confession
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.
Back to Southampton again
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...
An illiterate walk into Crawley - broken signs
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.
Making things go faster - less waiting on disks
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.