Open Tab Round Up October 2016

Open tabs are pesky little things. These are the ones I haven’t gotten to, but may want in future. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160915/18183535533/traffic-is-fake-audience-numbers-are-garbage-nobody-knows-how-many-people-see-anything.shtml http://lifehacker.com/make-the-perfect-pancakes-every-time-with-this-handy-gr-1787741876 http://kottke.org/16/10/optimizing-the-dining-experience-for-couples https://hey-siri.io/ https://raymii.org/s/snippets/Firefox_History_Stats_with_Bash.html https://play.google.com/music http://focusmusic.fm/ https://www.slidebot.io/ https://www.sanddance.ms/ https://sheet.datadeck.com/ https://segment.com/academy/ https://undeveloped.com http://cromwell-intl.com/linux/performance-tuning/disks.html http://www.beegfs.com/wiki/StorageServerTuning http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-wrap-an-extension-cord-like-a-boss-222822 http://lifehacker.com/how-to-build-your-own-amazon-echo-with-a-raspberry-pi-1787726931 http://www.nyoug.org/Presentations/2010/December/Chien_RMAN.pdf https://pavandba.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/rman_buffer.pdf https://docs.oracle.com/cd/B28359_01/backup.111/b28270/rcmtunin.htm https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/html/Tuning_and_Optimizing_Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux_for_Oracle_9i_and_10g_Databases/chap-Oracle_9i_and_10g_Tuning_Guide-Memory_Usage_and_Page_Cache.html

April 2016 Browser Tab Cleanup

The Last Resort: The Strange Beauty of Soviet Sanatoriums Soviet architecture often conjures up images of monolithic building blocks, but the era’s sanatoriums are among the most diverse and experimental structures of that time. Similar to modern-day spas but with a strong medical component, Soviet workers would spend a week or two each year at […]

SAcamera.co.za Gets It Right

On Thursday I decided to eventually bite the bullet and beat the rand/dollar threat by just ordering the camera lens I’ve been looking at for a long time – the Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8D. So there were a couple options – wantitall.co.za, have2have.co.za were the first two that came to mind. Unfortunately these guys don’t […]

Buy Griff’s car

It’s a sad sign of the times when poor ou Gibbons has to trade in his sexy car for a new underpowered, embarrasment of a little tjorrie. (a VW citigolf) Check the sales pitch here. Somebody please buy that car.

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