26 Aug 2003 Stevey   » (Master)

 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!)


 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.


 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 :)

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