I'm finally in Iraq

Just wanted to let you know that I'm here in Iraq and beginning my mission. I may provide more details about where I am and what I'm doing here in the future. It looks like I won't have as much time as I thought, but I still plan to get some work done on Tera-WURFL while I'm here! »

stevekamerman

Tera-WURFL vs. New WURFL PHP API

I ran a database of 23,902 unique user agents through both Tera-WURFL 2.0.0 RC4 and the new WURFL PHP API (1.0.1-rc2). Here are the results: Tera-WURFL Total Time: 12.081017971039 Devices Processed: 23902 Total Queries: 23912 WURFL PHP API Total Time: 217.57795381546 Devices Processed: 23902 Total Queries: N/A Both results were obtained after repeated testing to verify that the user agents were cached. »

stevekamerman

Tera-WURFL 2 pre-release is available for testing!

Tera-WURFL started in late 2006 as a personal project to make the WURFL PHP Tools faster by storing the device capabilities in a MySQL Database instead of flat files. It’s now late 2009 and I’ve finally got Tera-WURFL 2.0 up and running. As of now I’ve released RC4 and I’m working on RC5. Hopefully I can get version 2.0.0 Stable out before I leave for Iraq. Here’s a breakdown of the features of Tera-WURFL 2: »

stevekamerman

Back to Iraq!

I’m heading back to the desert for another deployment with the Army National Guard I’ve been in the Army National Guard since 2003 and have been lucky enough to serve only one tour in Iraq (2005). In 2008 I moved from Michigan to Texas and in doing so I was forced to switch Army units. The unit that grabbed me up was already deployed and I was happily holding down the fort in the rear detachment. »

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Recovering a RAID 0 array with Linux and Python!

Background of my problem A few days ago my Dell XPS 720 decided to die on me. When I push the power button it turns on for about 1⁄2 second and then turns off. After much debate, I bought a new power supply for it (non-standard of course [24pin AND 20pin power connectors]). Today I received the power supply and low-and-behold that wasn’t the problem. Now I need to buy either a motherboard or a new CPU (the existing one is a Core 2 Quad Extreme 3. »

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