Archive for April 2013

Jboss Performance Tuning Basics 1

Tuning Jboss for performance. Some of the basics will be covered in this Part and Part 2 will go more in depth. Update Java If its a new install or an existing application update java to take advantage of any bug fixes and performance improvements that have been made. Heap Its generally best practice to set -Xmx and -Xms (the heap) the same. Giving them a ton of memory isn't always the best thing because it could/will increases stop the world GC pauses. Make sure you leave enough memory Read more [...]

Inexpensive Linux laptop

Was browsing Ebay and noticed you can get a Dell Latitude D630 for $100 to $160.  The Dell Latitude D630 is great for linux and might be a good inexpensive Linux laptop option for you. When buying a used laptop I look at CPU speed, battery capacity and that the screen is in good condition. I would buy from a seller that has measured the battery capacity.  Ram is inexpensive for the older laptops but if it has 2+GB of memory I probably wouldn't upgrade. I usually plan on putting a new Hard Read more [...]

The 4 Hour Workweek Review

Today's review is on The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss.   This book is a great read and one of my favorite business books. I don't think many people will be able to cut down to a four hour work week but I like the outside of the box thinking in the book. Many of the recommendations in the book are solid. I'm a big fan of the Pareto principle (80-20 rule) and glade this book showed the importance of it. I was very impressed that a section was dedicated to split testing web Read more [...]