A few weeks ago, Nathan Fritz posted a video on Seesmic asking about what Belgium is like. Finally I have found a great way to describe atleast the people.
Just found this, and thought I’d post it. It’s the one that paid my laptop.
I’ll be holding a talk about Large Scale XMPP. In the last few years we’ve encountered many problems with our XMPP installations, which were directly related to their size and / or the type of infrastructure we run. But I won’t announce too much about the content yet
I’ll probably post some more stuff about FOSDEM in the next few days. I’ll be updating my pages on FOSDEM.org in the next few days, just need to find some text to write.
I’ll be there on Friday (Beer Event), Saturday and Sunday. So definetly come by and say hello. I’ll probably be around the XMPP Devroom or XMPP Stand.
Still not a proud owner of your own SSD? Still using those old Hard Disks? I would highly recommend that you switch to SSDs if you’re a mildly tempered person.
Well anyway, here’s a tip for everyone who hasn’t made the jump to solid state: try to be nice to your disk drive. Brendan Gregg from Sun’s Fishworks team wanted to see the effects of vibrations on his disk array, so he proceeded to shout at it. On video. Yeah, we bet that’s pretty embarrassing for the drive in question, and what results is a sharp spike the number of I/O operations that take over 5ms to complete. Moral of the story? Yelling at your computer isn’t going to make it run any faster. How about next time we see how it reacts to Ozzy, Mozart and warm, gentle nuzzles?