Saturday, November 21, 2009

Oliver is here!

Today, at 7:32 PM (Central European Time) Oliver arrived!

With 3.4kg weigth, and 51cm length. Mummy and Oliver are fine, expected to be home at Wednesday.

Oliver is here.jpg


Cheers!
Petra and Daddy

Friday, November 20, 2009

Nexus build takes a LOT of memory

This is a real LOL issue. Look below, you will see Apple's Activity Monitor, reporting that a Java process which runs Maven 2.2.1 (doing full Nexus build) eats up 16EB of Virtual Memory! 16 exabytes! Not so bad, for a MacBook Pro, with 4GB or RAM and 250GB of HDD. I know that modern OSes are pretty nifty with managing virtual memory, but even then, where did Apple OS stuff those 16EBs?

Nexus build eating up 16 EB-1.png


(Note: 16 exabytes equals to 16384 petabytes equals to 16777216 terabytes equals to 17179869184 gigabytes...)

Am I missing something? Or the Cuppertino guys just has some sneaky overflow somewhere? ;)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Apple, why can't you be more sincere?

I am so annoyed by the fact, that someone lies, while doing it proudly. I mean, okay, bend the truth a little (heh, that's called marketing), but don't look at your customers as bunch of idiots.

I know this is not a huge thing, but I just realized what Apple mean when they say "USB 2.0": a castrated one.

Current Apple MacBook Pro Specs - USB 2.0, up to 480 Mbps, oh yeah.
My Apple MacBook Pro Specs - same USB2.0. Of course.

I knew about apple-and-usb thingy, that they were pushing FireWire over USB etc, but I thought that was the case before, in G's era, when USB 2.0 was (sort of) new. But today?

Below are stats of the same enclosure, once connected over USB, once over FireWire 400. Disk is formatted as MacOS Journaled volume.

http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc2=357654

Also, not to mention other "neat trick": you own a (one before the latest 2009) MacBook Pro, and have two FireWire ports, one 400 and one 800, right? And you are happy about extensibility of your Mac? Don't be, those ports are on same FireWire bus! That means, if you connect a fast FireWire 800 external HDD and your camcorder to grab some home video for example, the whole system will downgrade to FireWire 400 (don't know the details of FireWire, but I believe it has something with having those two ports on same bus)! So, fast disk is suddenly not so fast. Nice.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Drinking beer with Jason


Just about to leave Sonatype, and USA, so we had a beers. Few.