Mikael's blog

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Server Maintenance of 2013
My server mostly keeps to itself, chugging along in my apartment storage space, but sometimes I order new parts for it. One such part was the picoPSU I bought several months ago to replace my totally overkill 650W PSU. Essentially, I wanted to repla...
written on August 18, 2013 at 12:42 by Mikael Lofjärd
Midsummer Grind
Here's my latest project: !Sanded down keys It's taking me a lot longer to sand down all the keys with 180 grit sand paper than I originally planned, but a few more hours and I'll be ready for paint. Having kids though, I might not be able to comp...
written on June 22, 2013 at 14:40 by Mikael Lofjärd
The Fabulous Pi
In March this year I took a great leap forward in performance when I built my in-memory cache. It took my blog from a paltry 5 requests per second to a whooping 62 requests per second. Well, since then I've made some changes... Since you already ...
written on October 4, 2012 at 21:08 by Mikael Lofjärd
Maintenance In Progress
I've embarked upon my mission to upgrade my server installation. It's probably going to take the better part of this week but I hope to be done by this weekend when my parents-in-law are coming to stay with us. Here's my todo-list as of now. 1. Fin...
written on September 30, 2012 at 19:49 by Mikael Lofjärd
I've finally received my new laptop. It's not the one I initially wanted (the Lenovo X230) since that on costs a small fortune in the configuration I wanted. Well at least it costs a bit too much here in Sweden with all the taxes and what not. Anyway...
written on June 27, 2012 at 21:47 by Mikael Lofjärd
Cache Me If You Can
Today at work was "do-anything-but-work-day". It's a bit like Googles 20%, but instead of 20% it's more like .8% or something like that. It's was our first time and not that many people had a clear idea about what to do at first. I on the other hand...
written on March 6, 2012 at 23:30 by Mikael Lofjärd
Say welcome to IBS!
The blog is now up and running on the new server (called IBS). I'm not totally retiring the laptop yet as I might need it when the next Ubuntu LTS hits. And I have yet to try out if it's the Atom processor that makes CouchDB run a little slower on t...
written on January 10, 2012 at 23:23 by Mikael Lofjärd
Tinker Time
It has arrived! Now it's up to me to get this thing put together and installed with some tasty Linux/Node.js/CouchDB action. I also need to learn how to install Linux from an USB flash drive since I don't have any DVDs at home. I almost can't remem...
written on January 9, 2012 at 18:35 by Mikael Lofjärd
A New Home
I finally ordered a new server. It will probably take a few days to get it running (first I have to get the parts delivered), but at least I get to build a computer again. It was ages ago that I did my last build and I've never even touched an SSD or...
written on January 6, 2012 at 12:51 by Mikael Lofjärd