I have created some new Fedora 13 benchmarks. I have published the results on Phoronix I am particularly proud of the 12,500 inserts into SQLite in 17.11 seconds..
Month: May 2010
Data communication – of the IEEE 802 type
There is a lot of confusion and misinformation related to data communication. An interesting snippet related is that data storage occurs in multiples of 1024 per Kilobit or Kilobyte. Data transmission occurs at 1000 per Kilobit or Kilobyte. Wired communication is typically IEEE 802.3 in a range of speeds 10, 100, 1000 and 10000 Megabits… Continue reading Data communication – of the IEEE 802 type
Howto: Securely remove data from a drive.
Many purported security experts believe that reformatting a computer will remove all traces of data. That is just not accurate. Drives can be formatted and reformatted and will still have files that can be easily recovered with the right tools. There are 2 primary ways to permanently remove data from a hard drive. One is… Continue reading Howto: Securely remove data from a drive.
Security: Buying online while wireless.
Recently there has been a lot of technical buzz from purported security experts related to e-commerce on wireless connections. Their general premise is that a wireless network is not secure, therefore any form of communication on said network is also compromised. Hogwash and an utter lack of technical expertise abound. The Facts: When you connect… Continue reading Security: Buying online while wireless.
Fedora 13 slips another week.
The release schedule for Fedora 13 has been pushed back another week. The current release schedule indicates May 25, 2010 as the release date. I would much prefer to see a product released well tested than as a beta. Microsoft could learn a lesson from Fedora in this regard.
VLC now works with F13.
I re-installed VLC on Fedora 13 today. It works!