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Links for Sunday, July 6, 2008

  • Don Lancaster: Guru’s Lair – “One major difference between “haves” and “have nots” these days simply lies in how much math they use and understand.
  • Lifehacker: Five Best Windows Maintenance Tools – “On Tuesday we asked you to share your favorite Windows maintenance tools, and today we’re back with the five most popular answers.
  • Will Green: ZFS Tutorial Part 1 – “In this tutorial I hope to give you a brief overview of ZFS and show you how to manage ZFS pools, the foundation of ZF“, and also Part 2.
  • Neelakanth Nadgir: Improving Filesort Performance in MySQL – “A pictorial way of looking at this is shown below. Width of the box is proportional to time taken to execute the function, and height is the stack depth. Move the mouse over the image to see more details.
  • Neelakanth Nadgir: Visualizing Callgraphs via Dtrace and Ruby – “I wrote a simple ruby script to post process the allfrom.d output and generate a SVG image. The advantage of using SVG is that you can use javascript to provide added functionality. For example, you can hover your mouse over any block to see the name of the function and its elapsed time. Similarly, you could add support for Zoom and Pan.