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08/10/11

Upgrading all Macs to SSD

  11:27:00 pm, by fplanque   , Categories: Geek!, Mac stuff
Upgrading all Macs to SSD
I recently ordered an SSD drive from OWC and proceeded to replace the stock drive on my good old MacBook Pro (one of the first unibody series). The process was actually easier than I originally thought: just connect the new drive using an universal dri… more »

08/07/11

Mac Mini 2011 Hard Drive Speed

  11:35:00 pm, by fplanque   , Categories: Mac stuff
Mac Mini 2011 Hard Drive Speed
As a followup to my Mac Mini 2010 Hard Drive Speed rant, I went to the Apple Store today to check what's up with the Mac Mini 2011... Apparently, the Nvidia chipset has been replaced with an Intel chipset that is now capable of 6 Gigabit/second transfe… more »

08/20/10

Mac Mini 2010 Hard Drive Speed

  04:53:00 pm, by fplanque   , Categories: Mac stuff
Mac Mini 2010 Hard Drive Speed
I was looking into upgrading my 2006 Mac Mini (serving as a media server) with a 2010 model, just to get a bigger hard drive... and also a faster one! Now, according to this guy, the Mac Mini 2010 still comes with a stinky slow old SATA-1 drive, just a… more »

12/03/09

Why echo is slow in PHP and how to make it really fast

  06:40:00 am, by fplanque   , Categories: PHP, Web Dev, Linux stuff
You may have noticed that PHP scripts that echo a lot of content appear to be running with poor performance... Well, the operative word here is "appear". It is a common misconception that "echo is the slowest PHP command"! The problem is actually… more »

How to log request processing times in Apache

  03:33:00 am, by fplanque   , Categories: Web Dev, Linux stuff
If you have an apache (2) web server, you probably have an access.log file showing you all kinds of data using the "combined" log format. Let's see how to include processing time into that log file. By default a line in the combined log looks like this… more »

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