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Optimisation with GCC and its impact on performance

22 Aug 2007 10:43:22 software

Compiler optimisations matter. However it’s not a silver bullet to fix the world. I ran a little experiment, and you can read more about it.

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System tray for non-Gnome/KDE environments

18 Aug 2007 13:57:39 software

Adventure of running a system tray on a setup without actual desktop environment such as KDE, or GNOME. It is doable, but not necessarily a breeze. Give stalonetray a go.

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Photos from Lauttasaari, Helsinki, Finland

13 Aug 2007 09:16:03 photos
Swans at Lauttasaari

Some photos from Lauttasaari, Helsinki.

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fpgg 2007-07-31-r31

31 Jul 2007 08:04:00 software

fpgg is now capable of handing arbitrary image aspect ratio.

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Photos from Eastern Finland

30 Jul 2007 21:02:50 photos
Somewhere along the way

Photos from my recent trip to Eastern Finland.

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Browser wars

16 Jul 2007 21:02:50 software

Not all web browsers are created equal. Apart from different user interfaces, they may or may not share a common rendering engine. The engine matters. The engines differ in performance (as in rendering speed, or CPU resources), stadnard compliancy, features (e.g. CSS, JavaScript), and memory usage. This is short, subjective comparison of a few.

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Trickle, userspace bandwidth shaper

10 Jul 2007 10:11:09 software

Do you need to shape network traffic per application? Meet Trickle, a general purpose userspace bandwidth shaper.

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Sopcast - Free P2P Internet TV

1 Jul 2007 10:46:00 software

Now how did I manage to miss SopCast? Internet telephone and video have been around for ages, as has peer-to-peer voice communications. I’ve heard of P2P video (or television) projects (e.g. Joost and the one from Piratebay), but nothing concrete until now. Apparently Sopcast isn’t exactly new – it appears in my IRC-logs in March, 2007. Anyway, good to know such thing exists. Maybe I get to release my fancy Sopcast channel guide (with command line, ncurses, and GTK UI) released one of these days. :-)

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