26 Aug 2003 Stevey   » (Master)

BogoMips
 I'm awaiting the arrival of my first >1Ghz computer.

 As a source of amusement I'm wondering what bogomips rating it will have - meaningless as that is.

 So .. I created a simple system where people could submit their computer details to a database, and it would show the average CPU speed + bogomips rating.

 Depressingly the slowest machine on record is the Internet Gateway machine at work... 331 bogomips.

 If you're proud of your machine submit it - or just look around. (There is at least one pretty graph!)

brondsem:

 Thanks for the tip, unfortunately it wasn't recursive includes - though that wasn't something I'd thought of checking so it was a good suggestion.

trs80

 When I tried to leverage the LiveJournal account system I had a terrible time as the site doesnt export it's authentification system.

 My solution was to require users to enter their LJ username, eg 'skx', and then screen-scrape their email address from their user information page.

 I'm in the middle of working on a new system which relies on their being a one-to-one mapping between livejournal users and system accounts. This time I'm doing the system in the reverse order.

 A user will sign up to my new site with a username + password; and to prove that they really are the given LJ user they must paste into their journal a token which my system will look for before enabling the account.

 This is neater I think technically; plus it serves as advertising because anybody who follows their journal will see the token - which will contain the name of my site :)

Latest blog entries     Older blog entries

New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

Keep up with the latest Advogato features by reading the Advogato status blog.

If you're a C programmer with some spare time, take a look at the mod_virgule project page and help us with one of the tasks on the ToDo list!