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XBOX360 and XBOX games

You know, I am consistently (and pleasantly) surprised at the compatibility of old XBOX games on the on the XBOX360. When you consider that the games are running and emulation (the platforms are completely different), the speed difference between …

Geekbench results for iMac 24

I’ve just completed running Geekbench results for my 24″ iMac (3GB, Intel T7600, 2.33GHz) and the Sun Ultra 20M2 I have on test (4GB, AMD Opteron 1200 2.8GHz). The overall rates are interesting: iMac: 246* U20M2: 273.5* The U20M2 is slightly faste…

Controlling OS X volume through Cron

One of the biggest annoyances of working from home is that with the computers in the room next door, the volume of your computers can cause a problem if someone suddenly calls you on Skype, or your backup software suddenly kicks in and starts beep…

What’s going on?

Just in case you think I’ve forgotten about things, I haven’t, I’m just somewhat buried. What’s been happening? Well Busy New Year will explain part of it. On the Sun/Solaris front: Sun shipped me a new card to fit into the T1000 to get some bette…

MySQL on Solaris

Frank Mash has started a brilliant series on making the best of running MySQL on the Solaris platform: Managing MySQL on Solaris 10: Part 1: Introduction Managing MySQL on Solaris 10: Part 2: Solaris Kernel Threads Model Managing MySQL on Solaris …

Busy New Year

Wow – if you hadn’t noticed, it’s been pretty quiet round here recently, and the reason is that things have simply been very busy. I’ve been churning out the IBM stuff (including some that hasn’t made it yet) – the main highlight is the big three-…