I have just had a need to install packages from Debian-Multimedia.org to correctly play .3gp files from my mobile phone (the stock Mplayer in Debian would not play the sound).
As part of getting this to work in a way that I like I rebuilt some packages so that shared objects would not demand an […]
I have just released version 1.03e of my Bonnie++ benchmark . The only change is support for direct IO in Bonnie++ (via the -D command-line parameter). The patch for this was written by Dave Murch of Violin Memory . Violin specialise in 2RU storage servers based on DRAM and/or Flash storage. One of their products […]
In a comment on my post about Slicehost, Linode, and scaling up servers  it was suggested that there is no real difference between a physical server and a set of slices of a virtual server that takes up all the resources of the machine.
The commentator notes that it’s easier to manage a virtual […]