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December 2, 2011  4:05 PM

Custom Functions or API?



Posted by: Eric Hansen
API, debate, Twitter

Dave Taylor made an interesting editorial/tutorial in the most recent edition of Linux Journal where he decides to parse the Twitter HTML data to get how many tweets and such a user has made.  This got me to wondering something: is it worth it?  I mean,

March 8, 2011  10:40 PM

On-the-fly Data Compression: Wingless Bird or Golden Savior?



Posted by: Eric Hansen
compression, data, debate

With solid-state drives (SSDs) getting a lot of usage now, especially with the further adaption of netbook usage, instead of the aging notebook and laptops, there have been people bringing up the idea of on-the-fly data compression.  The main question is, how efficient is this concept?  As it...


February 25, 2011  1:04 PM

Software VPN vs. SSH: Which is better?



Posted by: Eric Hansen
configuration, debate, ease of use, security, speed, SSH, VPN

In the IT world lately there's been a lot of buzz about VPN, and how to effectively use it for remote administration.  During this time, it seems a lot of people are forgetting the roots of remote administration (at least within the last few years), when VPN was just starting to get recognized...


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