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New Rasperry Pi performance benchmarks…

Lazy follow up to my previous post on the Raspberry Pi.  Here are some more recent benchmarks using a more up-to-date image:  http://openbenchmarking.org/result/1302242-BY-1205272AR49

Take aways:  Performance has improved greatly.   Still get’s crushed by a P4, but performance per watt is now clearly in the Pi’s favour.

Some of the tests failed because I don’t have a monitor hooked up to me Pi.  (Like GTK perf).  With the Wayland changes, I guess I might have to review this again with one..

Cracked!

My site was cracked… specifically to inflate search results it seems with lots of hidden links… and the logs didn’t go back far enough to find out why…

I’ve changed all the passwords, got rid of any extra plugins/themes, and cleared out all files that has been modified.  What else do you do? All the software was fully up to date.  I think I will make it a git repo so I can easily see changes (keeping a copy on my local machine as well).

I am quite annoyed at Google.   I found out my site was cracked because I searched for my name.  Google knew my site may be comprised, and didn’t bother to inform me.   I have Google Webmaster tools set up for the domain, no messages or alerts (and they are specifically enabled).

Useful sites for determining if/where your site is suspicious: Continue reading

Rasberry Pi vs old Dell, P4

A random smattering of Raspberry Pi vs an Old Dell P4 machine.

Unfortunately I labeled the Rasberry Pi, Debian (it is running the debian image, at least).  You can view the full results at OpenBenchmarking.org.  Most people are not buying a Raspberry Pi for the performance :), but it is nice to know just how much slower the Pi is.

The dell can pull between 70 – 120+ Watts, while the raspberry pi can pull 5.   Unfortunately, in performance per watt, I think the P4 still comes in first most of the time.  (The total test time on the P4 was less than an hour, the Pi I left overnight).  I didn’t do much graphics testing, but the Raspberry Pi chip is physically better (not sure if it’s being properly leveraged though).

Ahh! New comment spam!

Watch out for comment spam linking to facebook profiles.  I don’t know exactly what spammers get out of it but it seems to be becoming more common.  They add misspellings so that it’s not seen as a direct copy as easily.

For some reason, it fooled Akismet..

Notice the difference:

Unfortunately, Gnome-shell is not very good from a usabiladity peradspecadtive in its curadrent state. The deigsn (at least the big picadture) has not exactly changed that much since it was introadduced, and while A LOT of those who have tested it have given negadaadtive feedadback, Gnome has choadsen to stick with its deigsn. Just check out the comadments on every blog entry, every youtube video, every news item on the interadnet about the shell. Although I see posadiadtive feedadback as well, they are far between. That Gnome-shell have not taken this feedadback into conadsidaderadaadtion is just arroadgant and a big “fuck you” to the loyal Gnome usera0base.Its sad that Ubuntu felt they had to make their own shell, howadever, its even more sad that Gnome-shell have not lisadtened to the criadtique of the curadrent state of affairs.If I peradsonadally have to choose between Gnome-shell (as it is now) and Unity, I will go with Unity. I am sorry, but the curadrent way of switchading between tasks are just not acceptadable in Gnome-shell.

-Comment on my blog linking to facebook

Unfortunately, Gnome-shell is not very good from a usabil­ity per­spec­tive in its cur­rent state. The design (at least the big pic­ture) has not exactly changed that much since it was intro­duced, and while A LOT of those who have tested it have given neg­a­tive feed­back, Gnome has cho­sen to stick with its design. Just check out the com­ments on every blog entry, every youtube video, every news item on the inter­net about the shell. Although I see pos­i­tive feed­back as well, they are far between. That Gnome-shell have not taken this feed­back into con­sid­er­a­tion is just arro­gant and a big “fuck you” to the loyal Gnome user base.

Its sad that Ubuntu felt they had to make their own shell, how­ever, its even more sad that Gnome-shell have not lis­tened to the cri­tique of the cur­rent state of affairs.

If I per­son­ally have to choose between Gnome-shell (as it is now) and Unity, I will go with Unity. I am sorry, but the cur­rent way of switch­ing between tasks are just not accept­able in Gnome-shell.

Original real comment by Anonymous on http://ignore.tv/2010/10/27/the-right-question/