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The Fabulous Pi | October 4, 2012 at 19:08

In March this year I took a great leap forward in performance when I [built my in-memory cache](http://lofjard.se/post/cache-me-if-you-can). 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... ## The Replacement Since you already know [The Plan](http://lofjard.se/post/maintenance-in-progress), let's go ahead and talk a little about what the temp agency sent over; The Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi is a $35 computer the size of a credit card. It comes with 2 USB ports, HDMI, 100 Mbit ethernet, a SD card reader for storage and it's powered by a cellphone charger. It's also quite similiar to the budget smartphone innards of yesteryear. The Raspberry Pi packs a 700 MHz ARM 11 processor and 256 MBytes of RAM.

Maintenance In Progress | September 30, 2012 at 17:49

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. Find a temporary server to host the blog on while installing new stuff on <abbr title="Itty Bitty Server">IBS</abbr>. 1. Grab nearest piece of unused computer tech capable of running Linux. (Yay, my RaspberryPi) 1. Install Raspbian.<br/>(Since it's just a temporary server I didn't bother playing with Arch Linux ARM. Raspbian is what most people are using on their RPis so I figured it would have a decent repository of pre-compiled software.) 1. Install nginx. (This was easy, it was in the repos.) 1. Install CouchDB. (Again, in

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