Archive for March, 2006
Early College of Alaska – Home Mar 31 2006
This is a new school that our friend Steve who we met up in Fairbanks is working on starting. They just got a basic site up that starts to lay out the ideas behind the school they’re working on building.
The latest research on high school dropouts
shows that students leave school because
they are not challenged by their classes.
SEOmoz’s Web 2.0 Awards Mar 29 2006
Really neato list of Web 2.0 sites that were given awards for best of… Check it out.
Quick update from Fairbanks, Alaska Mar 27 2006
So yesterday we went snow shoeing and today we went cross-country skiing. Having lots of fun, the sun is out, there’s lots of snow, and Michael is being a great host. Internet connectivity provided courtesy of University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
There’s lots of cool antennas pointing at satellites here on the campus. During our ski, we saw some ravens building a nest in one. Then it moved, pointed at the sky, the swivelled around. Good luck building that nest and having any eggs stay put! 🙂
Also, Michael thinks it’s funny that they’re a Land, Air, Sea and Space Grant Institution (instead of just being a dinky little Land Grant university… :))
Oh yeah, um…
heh heh hehehheheheeh. 🙂
kleptones 24hours download Mar 25 2006
tvRSS – Syndication for your television Mar 20 2006
Download TV using bittorrent and subscribe to RSS channels of your favorite shows delivered in HDTV: tvRSS – Syndication for your television
Good list of Christian Science lectures (texts) Mar 16 2006
These lectures on Christian Science were given to public audiences and printed either in The Christian Science Monitor or in local newspapers.
More sweet free icons for use on the web Mar 16 2006
I thought I had blogged this before, but I guess not. Check it out – 1000 free icons for use, you only have to attribute the source (they’re Creative Commons licensed).
“Silk” is a smooth, free icon set, containing over 700 16-by-16 pixel icons in strokably-soft PNG format. Containing a large variety of icons, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy. And all for a low low price of $0.00. You can’t say fairer than that.
Useful on many levels…
Apache server performance can be improved by adding additional hardware resources such as RAM, faster CPU etc. But, most of the time, the same result can be achieved by custom configuration of the server. This article looks into getting maximum performance out of Apache with the existing hardware resources, specifically on the Linux systems. Of course, it is assumed that there is enough hardware resources, especially enough RAM that the server isn’t swapping frequently. First two sections look into various Compile-Time and Run-Time configuration options. Run-Time section assumes that Apache is compiled with prefork MPM. HTTP compression and caching is discussed next. Finally, using separate servers for serving static and dynamic contents are being discussed. Basic knowledge of compiling and configuring Apache, and Linux are assumed.
How to store 100GB + on a web server for only $15/month + $0.20 per GB of data transferred – New Amazon Web Service Mar 15 2006
Amazon is now offering unlimited server storage space that is fully redundantly backed up and always available for a very reasonable rate:
- Pay only for what you use. There is no minimum fee, and no start-up cost.
- $0.15 per GB-Month of storage used.
- $0.20 per GB of data transferred.
I can think of lots of uses for this. (Have you priced getting redundant backed up dedicated servers with tons of disk space lately?) This is a good example of a large player taking advantage of their giant infrastructure to offer real benefits to small developers.
Amazon S3 – Simple Storage Service
Amazon S3 is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.
Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web. It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. The service aims to maximize benefits of scale and to pass those benefits on to developers.