1. Motivation. I am a regular user of vi/vim/neovim. But one thing, though, is a little bit annoying, when using neovim: even on a fast machine starting neovim takes quite a considerable time to start.
Though, this is mostly caused by an elaborate initialization file.
mle is a text editor written…
This blog is self-hosted. One could think that this situation is particularly prone to outages. Actually, this hosting is quite stable compared to professional services. This to my own surprise.
Today Cloudflare has its snafu-moments:
Cloudflare is assessing a loss of power impacting data centres…
This is in continuation of Nima Badizadegan on Cloud Computing.
David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Ruby on Rails, cofounder of the HEY e-mail service, prolific writer, made a number of noticeable remarks on cloud costs.
David Heinemeier Hansson from 37signals.com wrote We stand to save $7m over…
This blog uses the PHP-based Simplified Saaze software. I measured Simplified Saaze using XHProf:
Profiling PHP Programs
Profiling PHP Programs #2
Still I am interested whether I missed anything.
In multiple talks Rasmus Lerdorf, the creator of PHP, advertises PHPSPY.
PHPSPY was written by Adam…
Easy to add the CSS and the two lines with <script>…
1. Problem statement. You have a scientific journal article in LaTeX format on arXiv but want it in Markdown format for a personal blog. In our case we take the article "A Parsec-Scale Galactic 3D Dust Map out to 1.25 kpc from the Sun" from Gordian Edenhofer et al. The original paper is…
In the previous post Example Theme for Simplified Saaze: Panorama I demonstrated the transition from a website using WordPress to Simplified Saaze. This very blog also uses Simplified Saaze. This post shows how much better performance-wise this transitions was. The comparison is therefore…
1. Features. Here is another theme called Panorama for Simplified Saaze. The example content is from Ristorante Panorama. This theme has below properties:
It is geared towards restaurants with menus
Responsive with media-breaks for 1-column, 2-column, 3-column, and printer output
Malcolm Gladwell was invited to Google Zeitgeist again. He gave a talk on meritocracies and their failures. This is somewhat a follow-up on his earlier talk given on Google Zeitgeist. I had written on this prior talk here: Malcolm Gladwell: Don't go to Harvard, go to the Lousy Schools!.
The talk is…
The NGINX web-server offers gzip, deflate, and Brotli compression. My current nginx.conf file uses
It looks that indeed the default Brotli compression level 6 is a sweet spot for Brotli.
1. Measurement. I used below software versions:
Arch Linux kernel 6.4.12-arch1-1
Since mid of August I switched from Hiawatha web-server to NGINX web-server. I initially intended to use OpenLiteSpeed web-server. See Installing OpenLiteSpeed on Arch Linux, but installation and configuration of OpenLiteSpeed turned out to be complicated. I had previously experimented and used…
Task at hand: Increase SSD storage on Asrock A300M mini-PC, as existing SSD is 90% full.
Solution: Buy a new 2 TB SSD, or use an existing 2 TB SSD, for example a Samsung.
Bad idea: Buy a new 4 TB SSD from Crucial and insert it into the A300M.
1. Problem statement. Since May 2020 I own an Asrock…
Markdown is a simple language to write documents, which are finally converted to HTML. There are many conversion programs to convert from Markdown to HTML. This blog uses MD4C for this.
The CommonMark specification says:
An HTML block is a group of lines that is treated as raw HTML (and will not…
Unfortunately the AUR package for installing OpenLiteSpeed is broken. Additionally, the manual installation of OpenLiteSpeed via self-compilation is a mess.
1. Downloading rpm. Here we describe using the rpm repository of /edge/centos/8/x86_64/RPMS/.
Essentially, this is a precompiled binary in…
This blog now has more than 500 posts.
1. Data. Generating static HTML files with Simplified Saaze shows number of posts:
$ time php saaze -mortb /tmp/build
Building static site in /tmp/build...
execute(): filePath=/home/klm/php/sndsaaze/content/aux.yml, nentries=6, totalPages=1,…
cpio is a command, which is less used than tar. So the required options are often forgotten. cpio needs the < redirection to get its archive from stdin.
List content of cpio-archive: cpio -tv < archive
Extract data out of cpio-archive: cpio -idmv < archive, -i is extract, -d creates…
Gordian Edenhofer (1,2,3)
Catherine Zucker (3,4)
Philipp Frank (1)
Andrew K. Saydjari (3)
Joshua S. Speagle (5,6,7,8)
Douglas Finkbeiner (3)
Torsten Enßlin (1,2)
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics,
Karl-Schwarzschild-Straße 1, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany
After adding a number of smaller features to Simplified Saaze I wanted to make sure that not too much fat has been added. So I profiled Simplified Saaze with XHProf. I had written on PHP profiling in Profiling PHP Programs. I used XHProf version 2.3.9 and PHP version 8.2.8 on Arch Linux kernel…
I wrote about hosting static sites on various platforms:
Hosting Static Content with surge.sh
Hosting Static Content with now.sh, now.sh renamed themself to vercel.app
Hosting Static Content with netlify.app
Hosting Static Content with Cloudflare
This short post documents how to upload static…
1. Energy efficiency. Steve Jobs was impressed by the efficiency of the human riding a bike.
Steve Jobs has cited this comparison multiple times during his life. Probably he was referring to this chart in Scientific American:
Bicycles are very efficient, see The science of bicycles by Chris…