while sopa/pipa legislation in the US seems to be postponed after a wave of protests acta in EU/Poland is doing just fine; acta possibly will be ratified [at least in Poland] without much of the mainstream attention. is pushing this law through the EU parliament going to be the only ‘success’ of otherwise pathetic polish ... Read More

surge 2011 presentations

playlist: here most interesting [to me] talks: Keynote ~ Ben Fried A journey through the full stack in search of performance and reliability Theo Schlossnagle – Closing Plenary Theo Schlossnagle – Architectures for real-time data Scaling Etsy: What Went Wrong, What Went Right

[pl/en] Czeczenia / Chechnya

Czeczenia – Cena prawdy / Chechnya – the price of truth. Chechnya The Dirty War another movie by the same director [ Mariusz Pilis ] Exit afghanistan –

switching reverse proxy from apache2 to nginx

i’ve been planning for a while to move away from apache2 as a reverse proxy in front of java appservs and start using nginx. i had two reasons: nginx can handle much better large number of concurrent connections [something we can make use of if we start using long-poll/comet], nginx gives more control over buffering ... Read More

Justice with Michael Sandel

pop-philosophy [aka the light version] with a political edge: playlist on yt. i’ve converted all of the lectures to mp3 [using this] so now i have something to listen to during the evening walks. as a counterbalance to the ‘soft’ stuff – 28c3 recordings:, and a list of talks; most interesting [for me] ... Read More

new sphinx, new connector/j headaches

sphinx 2.0.3 is out; and as new drama of getting mysql’s connector/j begins. i did not figure out [yet] any way of making both work using the latest 5.1.18 connector, but at least i’ve managed to convince one that i use now [ 5.1.15 ] to work with sphinx. what works: mysql-connector-java-5.1.13-bin.jar but.. only if ... Read More