November 15th, 2014

Tall ships (porthole)

Whatever happened to all the blogging?

Well, we're now half-way through NaBloPoMo and I appear to be the only one left still managing a dailyish blog post. talismancer isn't even trying at all this year (yes, I know he said he wasn't going to take part this year, but he's said that before...), omgimsuchadork spectacularly failed at day 2, and unless allegramente posts something in the next half hour or so that's her out as well.

Whatever happened to all the blogging?
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Tall ships (porthole)

The LJ Stat-o-matic returns!

Because despite not taking part talismancer will still (justifiably) snark at me if I leave it at that, here's a bonus post! Admittedly it's a meme, but it's the traditional NaBloPoMo one, now back for a seventh year...

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and now 2014:

Top commenters on boggyb's LiveJournal
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Total Commenters: 80
Total Comments: 1897
(not including 461 deleted and 4 screened)

Report generated Sat Nov 15 23:40:31 GMT 2014 by boggyb's LJ Stat-o-matic 1.1 (inspired by scrapdog's LJ Comment Wizard)

Compared to last year there's been very little change - two pairs in the top 10 have swapped position (ralesk and tau_iota_mu_c, Anonymous and mirrordreams), but in both cases only because one person in the pair has posted any comments.

As a minor aside, it took me only a couple of minutes to download the 150MB zip file for Eclipse, and maybe half that to extract it (then five minutes spent trying to work out why it wasn't starting - it'd help if the 64-bit package actually used the 64-bit Java runtime...). Back when I started university doing the same took much longer - Internet access wasn't anywhere near as fast, and both processors and disks were much slower. Modern computing is fast.

Interestingly my 7-year-old desktop is actually more responsive than the shiny new Lenovo T440 laptop $WORK has allocated. The laptop has a high-end Core i-something-or-other (probably an i5, probably 3GHz, definitely 8 cores), 8GB of RAM, and plenty of disk space. Nyx, the desktop, has an old Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz and only 4 cores), a mere 4GB RAM... and a crazy fast Plextor M5S SSD. It's no contest, really.
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