lessthan0 writes "I have been in operational meteorology since 1978, and I know dozens and dozens of broadcast meteorologists all over the country. Our big job: look at a large volume of raw data and come up with a public weather forecast for the next seven days. I do not know of a single TV meteorologist who buys into the man-made global warming hype. I know there must be a few out there, but I can't find them." top
lessthan0 writes "If you have been using MySQL for a while, you have a knowledge investment that may discourage you from exploring other databases. This short guide shows how common tasks in MySQL are accomplished in PostgreSQL. It also highlights some unique features of each database." top
lessthan0 writes "When the Linux Professional Institute was formed, the mantra was "vendor neutral" Linux certifications that don't arbitrarily expire. I bought into the LPI, now it is biting me.
As an early supporter of LPI and one of the first people to earn the LPIC-2 certification, this is a bitter pill. The LPI certification used to mean more to me than other certifications, but now I find it will expire like last month's eggnog. The lack of forced obsolescence was precisely why I focused on the LPI instead of other Linux certifications. I am left to wonder what happened inside the LPI to precipitate this change." top
lessthan0 writes "Two very popular and widely used languages for building dynamic web sites are Perl and PHP. They make up two thirds of the "P" in the Linux Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python (LAMP) stack. How does their performance, using mod_perl and mod_php, compare for everyday web programming? I attempted to find out, throwing in a dash of CGI for comparison." top
lessthan0 writes "Over the past four months, I've been fighting an escalating battle against link spammers. Typically, link spammers use automated programs to help spread their garbage. Several events over the last month have me wondering if one has taken a personal interest in my site." top
lessthan0 writes "There are many file systems native to the Linux kernel and many more that can be added with a recompile or a patch. But who is using them? The defacto file system seems to be ext3, used in Red Hat and many others. Some distributions default to Reiser. Other than the maintainers, who is using XFS (from SGI), JFS (from IBM) or anything else?" top
lessthan0 writes "Wi-Fi (802.11x) networks have been around long enough that many businesses and home users run their own. The first widely deployed standard was 802.11b, while most new hardware uses 802.11g. The latest 802.11n hardware is just around the corner. If you run an existing wireless network, is it time to upgrade?"