I just tried Elx Linux and initial impressions are good. I might even dual boot a machine for my dad to take a look at! Expect a review shortly!
Interesting discussion about Apt+RPM on the ILUG mailing list. Hopefully there’ll be a mirror on esat.net within a few days!
My killer-app tivo/tivoweb/palmpilot story – guy telnets/sshs to his Tivo. thanks Mark for the link!
I want to update this weblog from my Palm Pilot.. anyone have ideas.. I’ll go a-googling later on.
Lawyers driving up insurance premiums – Thanks James. Lawyers fees account for up to 42% of payouts on insurnace claims. *grrr* The Irish motorist pays for it.
I went to see Rat Race last night. Some parts were crap, jokes just went *splat* on the floor, but most of the time it was enjoyable, and at one stage I was laughing so much I could barely breathe! Go see it!
I like this.. LORD OF THE RINGS: THE ABRIDGED SCRIPT although I know at least one person who won’t. Must print it out for him!
The one killer app for me out of KDE has been the Konsole application. This neat terminal program allowed the user to have multiple terminals in one window, switchable by pressing SHIFT-[LEFT|RIGHT]. I’m more than happy with it and would recommend it to any KDE user. Unfortunately I’m not running kwin or a KDE environment and didn’t like the idea of all those kdeinit processes running simply for a terminal emulator, so I went searching!I found Multi Gnome Terminal last night and it’s nice, fast, and slim. The only problem I’ve noticed so far is that backspace doesn’t work properly when logging into a telnet session 🙁
MySQL: Increase the table_cache setting in my.cnf or your init scripts for a major boost in performance!
See mysqladmin ext, the “Open_tables” number, your table_cache should be at least as big as that.
woo! Just by optimizing mysql on one of our servers we managed to serve 28% more hits!
I added a link to BlogSnob on the sidebar. Seems like a good way to let people know about me!
Dunno how I forgot faqts in the list below!