May 23rd, 2006

belize

Flash-only laptop: goodbye disk drives!

Yes, it's finally happening!
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1558,1966644,00.asp?kc=ETRSS02129TX1K0000532

I've hated disks my whole life, and it's finally happening, they're finally dying!

The article does a disservice, though, noting that rotational drives' peak throughput is marginally higher. You never get peak throughput. A flash-based harddrive with zero seek latency will be so fucking fast it'll be unbelievable.

Can't wait.
belize

How should I hack?

Poll #735092 Hacking focus

How should I spend my copious free hacking time?

Brackup (progress bars, purging old files from old snapshots, amazon restore support,....)
22(14.3%)
Perlbal (parallel gzip files, non-blocking SSL support)
3(1.9%)
MogileFS (test suite, pluggable replication policies)
6(3.9%)
DJabberd (finish XMPP compliance, add clustering support)
26(16.9%)
Memcached (merge billion patches from community_
46(29.9%)
OpenID (work with JanRain, Verisign, community)
36(23.4%)
other (write-in)
15(9.7%)