Category Archives: Everything else

Whatever does not fit in the other categories.

more home server disk

I blogged almost 3 years ago about my home server upgrade. The thing has been running very reliably ever since, but I am running out of disk space again. So, time for another upgrade – disk only though this time. … Continue reading

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Google bike hack

My biggest problem with exercising is how boring it is. Enter the Google bike hack which allows you to ‘cycle’ through Google maps. Awesome idea. Link via Hack a day.

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creative wiring

I’ve never understood why it is common in the US to run power, telephone and cable on poles, rather than underground. Particularly so in areas with much more extreme weather than the part of Europe that I’m from – where … Continue reading

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IIS taking a nosedive

Netcraft’s June 2009 Web Server Survey is very interesting. Check out the IIS line on this graph (red): That sharp drop is a reduction from 29,049,223 (May) to 21,898,527 (June) active sites. Netcraft explains the drop like this: A reduction … Continue reading

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virgin america rocks

Flying from Boston to San Francisco right now on Virgin America. The plane is new, the entertainment system runs GNU/Linux, you can order food and drink (soft drinks free, the rest is sadly overpriced) right from the touch screen in … Continue reading

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Google’s broken

Every search result is returned marked as “This site may harm your computer”: Click on a result, and you get this: There goes my productivity… Update at 10:18: they finally fixed it. Phew. Update: here’s the official explanation from Google.

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didn’t move that far after all

Maybe there’s more to my move to Massachusetts than I suspected. Check out this map comparing the GDP of US states with various countries around the world.

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belgium doesn’t exist

It’s clearly true. I think I might have to get one of these stickers:

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power supply efficiency

This article is a very good read about power supply efficiency and what Google is trying to do to improve the quality of the average PC power supply. More power to them! I’ve long wondered why we don’t have a … Continue reading

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solid state disks

So Dell now has 32GB solid state disks as an option on the Latitude D420 and the Latitude ATG. They’re still a bit pricey (almost $500 extra) and not very big, but that will change soon. I wonder what percentage … Continue reading

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