Archive for July, 2011

MySQL makes me want to kill babies.

MySQL makes me want to kill babies.

| July 31, 2011 | Reply

So I’ve got this database, this large database, on a large box with 24G of memory. I’m using SLES 11.1 with MySQL 5.5 Percona XtraDB configured to use an innodb_buffer_pool of 14G. My theoretical max memory footprint should be about 16.4 GB. My tables are partitioned daily, and split into single files. As the day …

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Meet Mans New Best Friend, The Remote Controlled Mower and Snowplow

Meet Mans New Best Friend, The Remote Controlled Mower and Snowplow

| July 30, 2011 | Reply

I am pleased to have found this machine today at Maker Detroit. What you’ve got here is the SnoMow Bot by Chuck Copeland of MI. What he seems to have done is rip apart a mower, add some electric motors, a control box, aluminum and upgraded wheels and can help you in your hate of […]

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Here Is A Detailed Map Of Downtown Detroit On A Platter

Here Is A Detailed Map Of Downtown Detroit On A Platter

| July 30, 2011 | Reply

Some of the things at Maker Detroit aren’t exactly techy or gadgets but are still very neat and this is one of them On a 15 inch diameter platter Brian DuBois has cast a detailed map of Downtown Detroit using the building demographics of the city from 2011. The documenting for the demographics took four […]

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This 11 Year Old Probably has Cooler Hobbies Than You [Maker Faire Detroit]

This 11 Year Old Probably has Cooler Hobbies Than You [Maker Faire Detroit]

| July 30, 2011 | 1 Reply

What do you do with your free time? Drink, play video games and flash roms on phones? Maybe you write a bunch of junk on websites about everything you wish you had?  There is nothing wrong with any of those by any means, but shouldn’t you be out building robots? Thats exactly what 11 year […]

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Power Wheels Racing For Adults [Maker Faire]

Power Wheels Racing For Adults [Maker Faire]

| July 30, 2011 | Reply

Remember being young and getting on your big wheel or Power Wheels and trying to be the fastest kid on the block? I don’t, I was poor and had neither. But I do know that watching these power wheels races is a lot of fun here at Maker. While the racecars look pretty close to the […]

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Fight Fire With More Fire [Maker Faire]

Fight Fire With More Fire [Maker Faire]

| July 30, 2011 | Reply

Here at Maker Detroit I am seeing a ton of awesome ideas and inventions, which I will post about as I get time. The first one I am going to speak on is Super Street Fire. The concept is as follows: You hook up hand sensors to various people who then walk into a ring […]

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Find Facebook Vulnerabilities, Earn Some Cash

Find Facebook Vulnerabilities, Earn Some Cash

| July 29, 2011 | Reply

Here’s a fun tidbit. Facebook has decided, instead of a nice “thank you very much,” to start paying anyone who uncovers a weakness in their code that could compromise user data. They’re willing to pay upwards of $500, and have a few rules in order to qualify, including being the first to report it and […]

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Boot Manager Lets You Boot Multiple Roms On Android Phones

Boot Manager Lets You Boot Multiple Roms On Android Phones

| July 29, 2011 | Reply

Most of the phones running Android that are rooted with recovery have multiple roms available to flash. Sometimes it’s hard to decide what you’d like to use or just try out. Boot Manager helps that out just a little by allowing you to dual boot two roms without losing anything from one or the other. […]

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Amazon App Store Update Now Available

Amazon App Store Update Now Available

| July 29, 2011 | Reply

For any ninja out there that uses the Amazon App Store, make sure you check for the latest update now available. Busting all the way ahead to v1.15, and including both enhancements and fixes, the update will entice users and developers alike. The full change log: Feature: Improved the initiation of search Feature: Improved app […]

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The Macbook Air Is Cheaper Than The Intel “Ultrabook” Platform For PC

The Macbook Air Is Cheaper Than The Intel “Ultrabook” Platform For PC

| July 29, 2011 | Reply

Intel unveiled the Ultrabook platform earlier this year in hopes to make ultra-sleek ultra-fast PC’s to compete with the Macbook Air. There are plenty of thin and light notebooks out there, but nothing really close to the Macbook’s sleek looks and performance. Now as they are finally ready to compete, companies like Asus are saying […]

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