Saturday, 4 March 2006

Blog transition complete

The blog is now running on the Mac mini, apparently without incident. The blog seems a little zippier in responding to requests now that it’s not running over the wireless network; the dual cores on the Mini may also be helping the zippy feeling, as the computer is compiling an Emacs 22 prerelease from fink in the background.


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It is zippier. Much faster and more responsive.


Yeah, the WiFi seems like it was a big bottleneck for some reason. Now the blog is plugged into a switch attached directly to the router instead of having to traverse about 40 feet of nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere.

The actual page serving performance is about the same, maybe a little slower—the old box was a uniprocessor Athlon 64 clocked at 2 GHz or so; the database queries probably run a little faster because they can run on the second core in the Mini, but the raw single-threaded performance is probably a wee bit lower.

[Permalink] 3. Scott wrote @ Sun, 5 Mar 2006, 7:22 pm CST:

You know, of all the pages I regularly visit, yours was, indeed, the slowest loading. I always wondered why that was….

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