InnoDB page compression is a feature that really interests me. I wrote this about it recently when describing how to improve the performance of large tables in MySQL:
“Use innodb page compression. For some workloads (particularly those with lots of char/varchar/text data types) compression will allow the data to be more compact, stretching out that performance curve for longer. It may also allow you to more easily justify SSDs which are typically smaller in capacity. InnoDB page compression was improved a lot in MySQL 5.6, courtesy of Facebook providing a series of patches.”
I am currently using a cyborg R.A.T. 7 on my desktop which, after less than a year, has started exhibiting signs of wear. This is evident from the fact that a simple click of the wheel will at around 60% of the time send a double click instead. This is due to the membranes (ie: the switches) wearing away causing it to be faulty. Naturally, this is driving me completely nuts since opening a hyperlink using the mouse wheel will, most likely, open the hyperlink twice. Continue reading Fixing mouse button/wheel from unintended double clicking→
123NET fibre comes with a connection that’s up to 500 times faster than today’s basic broadband speeds in South Africa. Lightning downloads. Amazing TV experience. Unlimited. Can you hold it? Prepare to be Gigabitized!
Gmail lets you send messages with another of your email addresses listed as the sender instead of your Gmail address. This feature helps you manage multiple accounts from the Gmail interface; it works only if you already own the email account linked to the alternate address. To send mail from a different Gmail username, you’ll first need to sign up for that address. Select an option below for instructions on how to add your other addresses to your Gmail account. Continue reading Send mail from a different address or alias→
I recently had to clone a hard disk so I naturally turned to solutions such as Acronis True Image, but I discovered these did not work (the start-up disk claimed the clong was ‘complete’ when it blatantly wasn’t) and I also tried copying the partition using gParted in Ubuntu but this froze at about 3%, due to corrupt data, which seemed not to be caught in a chkdsk.