I just read on the news that Maldives polices service have taken owner ship of a brand spanking new Oracle Exadata. This is such a wast of public funds when the government is at best struggling at worst unable to provide basic public services to the people. Since i am some what familiar with oracle products and pricing and being a numbers guy i did some back of envelop calculations.
For a minimum config
|Oracle Exadata x2-2 quarter rack||330000|
|Exadata Storage Server X2-2||55000|
from the picture in the news article it actually looks like it is a full rack which would be:
|Oracle Exadata x2-2 full rack||1100000|
|Exadata Storage Server X2-2||55000|
Implementation of the system would be between 70,000 – 150,000 on the low side
Also knowing how oracle operate they probably convinced them to buy ODI and Golden Gate too which run around 6,000 US$ per core. I will let the reader decide how much that will be on a modern server grade processor with 2x 8 cores.
It was one of those rare quiet morning in office (touch wood) when Naail @kudanai (http://www.kudanai.com/) pinged me about a interesting problem he had. He asked me for suggestion on scraping IGMH doctors duty roster from this ancient looking aspx page. At the time he had google app engine app and He was attempting at the time to use YQL to rangle the data out of the page as the page was being served out of a non standard port on the server wich appengine did not like.
I suggested to him to port the app over to django proper and move the whole application over to my server. To this end we ported app over to django added some fancy (ie: stupid) caching so that we dont kill the poor server we were scraping the data from front end is built on jquerytouch and compass. API stubs are also available to any one who want to get some some sane looking data for their own apps. For access ping Naail or me (@NashRafeeg).
To to try it out for yourselves, visit: http://igmh.dot.my
For how we got started on this endeavor hit up http://www.kudanai.com/2012/08/igmh-mobileweb-app-open-for-testingusage.html
I have upgraded to ubuntu 11.10 oneiric ocelot yesterday from 11.04 hear are my thoughts on it.
- The interface has been polished and the Unity interface is usable now
- I like the new login screen with its smooth animation. But some how when you lock the machine the old interface is visible
- The lock screen animation is much smoother now
- The icons that have been used look much nicer and cleaner
- search inside unity works and their no lag between pressing the windows key and the unity menu opening up
- The new Empathy and Gwibber looks really nice
- The new software center is really nice and easy to find applications
I was reading minivan news today and came across this article regarding the parliamentarians “Privileges” Bill. In the article MP Mahloof argues that the 20,000 MVR additional allowance was needed because of “number of people petitioning MPs for money and assistance”. He says that he is he is giving away about 2000 US dollars a month (roughly 41 %) to constituents. So this got me thinking why not establish a charity with the amount that MP are giving out and pool the money together so to reach more people. Lets do the math and find out how much exactly will this hypothetical charity will have.
This paper outlines the current trends in infrastructure development across the industry and makes the case for implementing a cloud computing infrastructure for deployment of EasyMoo campus management system
Even though New Moon has made a bazillion dollars and even though the third Twilight book, Eclipse, is already filming, Summit has declined to announce the fourth and final Twilight book as a movie. There’s a good reason for this: Breaking Dawn is completely fucking insane, and it is probably totally unfilmable. But if they do film it… man, we are in for a treat.
Breaking Dawn opens with Bella Swan, the lacteal heroine of the series, finally getting married to Edward Cullen, the mopey vampire hero. They go off to honeymoon on Isle Esme, a Brazilian island the Cullen clan owns (this is already ridiculous beyond belief. Imagine a vampire going snorkeling; it basically happens in this book), and Edward is afraid to fuck his new bride. The reason: he’s super strong and she’s just a human – Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex type of situation here. But Bella wears him down and Edward throws it in her – and knocks her the fuck out, leaving her badly bruised.
Live from Yerba Buena Centre in San Francisco;
1:07 am: Doors to the centre are yet to be opened reporters and celebrity look alike are waiting patiently out side for the doors to opens
1:018: Engadget reports of large crowds and festive moods; its party in the usa baby
This is just too awesome for words. gather your things lads we going to invade Taiwan