Jan Ole Peek

Tag Archives: Personal

2GB of RAM: Do We Really Need that Much?

How much RAM should a contemporary computer system have? This is a very important question for many users out there. In our new test session we compared the performance of systems equipped with 1GB and 2GB of RAM. Personally I have to say, absolutely yes, if you are playing Battlefield 2. I’m running on 1.5GB […]

Clusty the Clustering Engine

Clusty the Clustering Engine Google has been in the news a lot recently, both being accused of producing mediocre, constantly beta, products (see Google Video), and folding to pressure by governments. While they’re fighting the US government to not release search results, they are complying with censorship rules imposed by the Chinese government. Whether you […]

This Weekend…

…has been an interesting one. Saturday was my brother’s birthday. He’s now 23 years old and showed up for dinner at my parents totally hung over. Poor guy didn’t look so good, even after he threw up in my parents’ toilet, but hey, that’s what you get for partying all night before 😉 Otherwise it’s […]

Last Day Off

Today’s my last day off from work before getting back into the groove. I’m on the couch, it’s 4pm and I’ve only been awake for about 30 minutes. I put a load of dishes in the dishwasher, one of many to be done today, in addition to all the bags of garbage that need taking […]

Google Safe Browsing Extension

This is a pretty neat little extension for Firefox 1.5. Created by Google, this extension is supposed to warn you if a website you’re visiting is phishy. Google Safe Browsing is an extension to Firefox that alerts you if a web page that you visit appears to be asking for your personal or financial information […]

Best … er … Merry … uh …

And a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2006, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great, (Not to imply that America is necessarily greater that any other country or […]

New Cellphone

1. Girlfriend’s girlfriends get camera phones 2. Brother gets camera phone 3. I get Blackberry for use from work 4. Friend comes over with cool camera phone 5. Girlfriend’s current phone contract expired 6. I decide that Blackberry is not worth my company’s expense (yes – really) 7. Company offers employees a sweet cellphone plan […]

Cops Taking Down Kids

Well that was an interesting lunch. Saw a number of cop cars racing down the highway and then all meeting up at the park across from my office. There was a group of kids (late teens, early twenties) huddled around and then we watched them put up their hands and all lay down in the […]