Monday Oct 05, 2009

Link to 13,800,000 entry DS52p6 benchmark yields 17,000 searches per second on x4250

I've posted the results of a Directory Server 5.2 patch 6 benchmark on my wordpress blog. highlights:
  • Sun Netra x4250
  • 13 millions of entries
  • Sun Directory Server 5.2 patch 6
  • ZFS
  • Solaris 10 update 7
  • 17,000 searches per second

Monday Oct 06, 2008

Goodbye, old friend

With sadness but no regret, I note the passing of Kalvin the Kat. He was a thousand years old and his quality of life had begun to decline. Kalvin was never hungry, or cold, and he always had a warm place to sleep.

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Saturday May 03, 2008

BB trounces the field, but tragedy struck another horse

Big Brown won the Kentucky Derby by 4 3/4 lengths, but Eight Belles had to be euthanized on the track after finishing second. The filly broke both front ankles (condylar fractures) on the cool-down. Apparently her injuries were too severe to move her from the track. Very, very sad about Eight Belles. She ran her heart out.

Wednesday Apr 30, 2008

del.icio.us plugin for FF3

We've waited a long time for this add-on: del.icio.us for Firefox3

Tuesday Apr 29, 2008

Toranaga and Byron

Toranaga, the fawn boxer, and Byron the Newfoundland on 29-APR-2008.

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Monday Mar 10, 2008

Our pets

In conversations here and there, I've been asked about our pets. Here's a short and incomplete list:

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Above is Coal, otherwise known as Crusher, because of his personality. He's just a kitten in this picture but he is growing fast. When I am doing web development running Glassfish, Netbeans in Mac OS X and a Solaris instance in VMWare, the air coming out of the Macbook can get a little warm, so he likes to sleep there.

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This is Regulus, but he prefers to be called "Reggie". He is a rescued Persian from an unlicensed cattery in Jefferson, GA.

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Above is Silkenrose Sir Jack, known as Jack, Persian of the week 08-MAR-2008. He is a full-blooded Persian of "pet" quality, apparently because his face is not smushed in enough.

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The ugly one is me. The brown one is Breaker of Hearts, known as Toranaga-sama, named after the eventual Sho-gun from the novel of the same name. He's about 6 mos. old in this picture. His ancestors, champions all, are Breaker something or other, for example, Surfbreaker and Jetbreaker.

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Above is Kalvin. He is very old, about 14 or so. He's still even tempered, though he has a few aches and pains. He will be with us a while longer yet because he does not move around too much and he never looks back, something might be gaining on him.

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This is Gilda. She has some Siberian in her. She is a very odd beast, extremely needy for company. She does not like the other cats, but she likes people. We have others who are just the opposite.

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This is Eliot, named after T.S. He is a polydactyl Snowshoe Siamese, and is probably the smartest cat in the house.

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This is Jandamar Lady Schnee, a white Persian. She does doughnuts on the hardwood floors.

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Above is Percy, a black smoke domestic long hair, affectionately known as "Tubby" due to his increasing waist empire. He is incredibly affectionate and tolerant.

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This is Possum, so-named because she looked more like a 'possum than a cat when she was little.

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Above is Sydney, a grey, almost Russian Blue colored boy. He's the neurotic of the house.

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This is Prince Tobias, known as Toby. He had his left eye removed ... cancer. I think it gives him a piratical look.

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Lord Byron, a Newfoundland, when he was about 4 mos. Now he's well over 110 pounds.

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For comparison's sake, Toranaga the Boxer and Byron the Newfoundland. Toranaga's full-grown, about 75 pounds. Byron was about 12 weeks in this picture, by the time he was 4 months, he out-weighed Toranaga, and today at the age of 3 1/2 yrs, he's over 110 pounds.

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Above is Lord Byron full-grown. His name has special significance: George Gordon, Lord Byron wrote about and owned a Newfoundland named Boatswain (pronounced bo-sun) and Gordon is one of my ancestors on the Scottish side.


Yes, the dogs are my favorites. :)

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