At home, I have my operating system drive setup in RAID 0 (striped). The advantage of this, of course, is that read and write speed is appreciably increased (my benchmarks show the array to be about 1.7x as fast as either drive on its own (mind you, I am using older drives, and they are not quite… Continue reading Setting up a RAID on EC2
There are some days when technology just doesn’t agree with one, so today’s post is more scientific in nature. There are many instances when chemical equations need to be balanced, and perhaps mentioning them outside of school is geeky enough, but this isn’t going to be a science lesson. Most of us learned how to… Continue reading Balancing Chemical Equations Using Matrices
When the computer is on – there is music playing. Probably not an uncommon statement – I find, however, that it is frowned upon to be playing music at 2 am, or other such times. Headphones are the natural answer (NOT the earbud kind). I have used a pair of Sony MDR-XD100’s for the past… Continue reading Fixing Headphones
As some of my sites run code not permissible on shared hosting plans, I have previously used a dedicated server, and more recently (the past year), have used Amazon EC2. My original images ran in the m1.small category (the default), but with the addition of the t1.micro category last week, I decided to migrate to… Continue reading Migrating an AMI to use an EBS-root
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