Archive for June 2008

Is that server running a bit slow?

top – 12:59:09 up 6 days, 15:51, 4 users, load average: 1050.04, 753.62, 356. Tasks: 150 total, 24 running, 126 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie Cpu(s): 12.2%us, 87.8%sy, 0.0%ni, 0.0%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st Mem: 2059260k total, 2049260k used, 10000k free, 2412k buffers Swap: 4208608k total, 523792k used, 3684816k free, 116432k cached *shakes head in […]

LinkShare Golden Link Awards and Symposium

A few weeks ago we got a pointer to the LinkShare developer contest, open to any of their publishers who are using their web services in interesting ways. I wrote up an entry, mailed it in, and didn’t think too much about it for a while. Then a couple of weeks ago we got a […]

Facebook Gotchas

We just did a little refresh of our Facebook profile box, and I learned a couple things along the way that would have been nice to know ahead of time: I knew that Facebook caches all referenced images, but I didn’t know that they will resize any referenced image larger than 400px down to 400px. […]

Xconomy cloud computing event

I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel about cloud computing today in Boston. The panel was part of a conference on the subject hosted by Xconomy in Akamai‘s wonderful facilities in Kendall Square. One of the things that jumped out was that there absolutely is no consensus of what cloud computing is, an […]

Two must-have Java tools

I’ve been absolutely loving JavaRebel, a java agent that reloads modified classes at runtime, thereby obviating the need to start or stop some long running piece of code (say, an app server or some other kind of daemon). It’s not, unfortunately, open source, but it is inexpensive and the time savings so far are considerable. […]

StyleFeeder won an MITX award!

Last night, we had a bit of a (good) surprise by winning an award from MITX in the “Collaboration and social networking” category. Hey, it’s not every day that something like this happens, so we have to savor these moments! Our friends at HubSpot also won also won (Hey, Dharmesh and Yoav!). I ran into […]