- Planet PostgreSQL: Andrew Dunstan: Redis talk slidesHere are the slides from my talk on PostgreSQL and Redis. […]Planet PostgreSQL
- Mac Performance Guide: FirmTek U3 Trayless Enclosure for 2.5-Inch SSD or Hard DRiveFirmTek’s U3 trayless USB3 enclosure is a high performance well-engineed solution for those looking to swap 2.5-inch (laptop size) SSD or hard drives. Read more […]diglloyd, Inc.
- Planet PostgreSQL: Greg Smith: Seeking Revisited: Intel 320 Series and NCQRunning accurate database benchmark tests is hard. I’ve managed to publish a good number of them without being embarrassed by errors in procedure or results, but today I have a retraction to make. Last year I did a conference talk called “Seeking PostgreSQL” that focused on worst case situations for... […]Planet PostgreSQL
- The Register: Joyent cuts prices on cloudy infrastructureAligns with AWS instances, and offers the same or lower prices Joyent, one of the upstart cloudy infrastructure providers that is taking a custom software stack to market to peddle virty server and storage, has done a major revamp of the way it carves up slices on its Joyent Compute... […]The Register
- DVICE: Welcome to the age of the smartbikeThe humble bicycle: a means of conveyance that has hardly changed — except for a few tweaks here and there — since its invention. Some might argue that a bike needs no altering. They might even cite the unchanging nature of bicycles as evidence for their opinion. But with half... […]Colin Druce-McFadden
- Laughing Squid: Wooden Floor Pattern Based On M. C. Escher’s ‘Reptiles’photo via Arbore Historic Floors Spanish flooring company Arbore Historic Floors created this fantastic wooden floor inspired by the famous lithograph “Reptiles” by M. C. Escher. The custom floor was created at the request of a client in Madrid back in 2011. photo via Arbore Historic Floors image via ... […]EDW Lynch
- The Register: Samsung flogs slim, flashy new model: Protection includedServer-level SSD gets endurance, capacity upgrade Samsung has upgraded its SM843 server-level SSD, doubling its capacity and tripling its endurance.… […]The Register
- myNoSQL: Adding a new command to RedisAdding a new command to Redis: Kenny Hoxworth shows how to add a new command to Redis: A strength of Redis from a programmer’s perspective is the simplicity of the codebase. One of Sal’s goals with the project is to minimize external dependencies, and thus Redis performs minimal linking... […]myNoSQL
- Fraser Speirs: iPad Disaster Recovery in Institutional Model DeploymentsI've been working intensely on the deployment models for our iPad refresh in August. Our current deployment model dates back to 2010 and a time before Apple Configurator, Volume Purchase and MDM. Back then, we had to make do with iTunes and iPhone Configuration Utility and we liked it! One... […]Fraser Speirs
- PhotographyBLOG: Rollei Car DVR-100Rollei has launched its second Full HD car camera, the Car DVR-100. Read more and comment » […]Zoltan Arva-Toth
- Computer Audiophile: Luxman DA-06 DAC ReviewSooner or later audiophiles come to the realizations that every component flavors the sound and that there isn't a single best flavor. Accepting these two facts eases us into the world of endless enjoyment provided by this wonderful hobby. Researching, selecting, and auditioning new components can be pleasurable when our... […]Computer Audiophile
- Boing Boing: Iain Banks doesn't write sf for the moneySF/thriller writer Iain Banks has weighed in to quash a rumor that he only wrote his amazing SF novels to pay the bills because the (also amazing) high-brow literary thrillers didn't bring in enough: I wish I did have the time to reply to everybody individually but I... […]Cory Doctorow
- Japan Camera Hunter: How to look after your lenses (aka summer is coming)How to look after your lenses (aka summer is coming) Heat and humidity are the biggest enemy of any precision instruments, and even your lastest and greatest cameras are not immune from the problems that moisture brings. This guide can help you prepare for the heat.The summer is coming... […]Bellamy
- etherfarm: etherblog: Henry at HandworksThis Saturday morning, I will be speaking along with Don Williams and Christopher Schwarz in Amana, Iowa at Handworks, a formidable gathering of people interested in woodworking tools and traditions. I’m a late addition to the speaker lineup, which is perhaps appropriate because actually–I won’t be speaking that much.... […]Narayan
- CNET News.com: GIF creator: It's a soft 'g', Mr. PresidentSteve Wilhite, the man who created the GIF, is miffed that anyone -- be it the Oxford English Dictionary or the White House -- should imagine it's not pronounced like "jiffy." [Read more] […]Chris Matyszczyk
- Armin Ronacher: Porting to Python 3 ReduxAfter a very painful porting experience with Jinja2 to Python 3 I basically left the project idling around for a while because I was too afraid of breaking Python 3 support. The approach I used was one codebase that was written in Python 2 and translated with 2to3 to Python... […]Armin Ronacher
- Ars Technica: Think your Skype messages get end-to-end encryption? Think againIf you think the private messages you send over Skype are protected by end-to-end encryption, think again. The Microsoft-owned service regularly scans message contents for signs of fraud, and company managers may log the results indefinitely, Ars has confirmed. And this can only happen if Microsoft can convert the messages... […]Dan Goodin
- Thom Hogan SansMirror: Will the Floodgates Open?Samsung this week released the source code that powers their recent NX-300 camera. That makes it probably the most high-level camera completely open to hackers (in the good, original sense of the word "hacker"). … […]Thom Hogan SansMirror
- Eater SF: Expansion Wire: Speaking of West Portal, it's one...Speaking of West Portal, it's one of the few places where there isn't a La Boulange outlet yet. But that's about to change: undaunted by that whole enormous Starbucks rollout, Pascal Rigojust signed a lease to open La Boulange #14 (#15 if you count the still-pending Inner Sunset... […]Allie Pape
- Geek.com: School experiment discovers garden cress won’t germinate near a routerGarden cress is a fast growing and edible herb that will sprout in just a small amount of slightly alkaline water. But there is one exception to that rule, and is has scientists… […]Matthew Humphries
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Category Archives: Food
(updated 2013-04-21) See also this list of cloth napkin burgers. Bix Mission Beach Cafe Marlowe Roam Umami Slow Club Magnolia Mos Grille Custom Burger Bistro Burger Super Duper In-n-Out As a bonus, the most overrated burgers: The Burger Bar in … Continue reading
Amano, based in Salt Lake City, makes the best chocolate in the USA, their Ocumare bar, using only Venezuelan criollo cacao (the best in the world). The founder, Art Pollard (photo taken 2 years ago at Fog City News in … Continue reading
One of the best values in San Francisco dining, their $8.50 scallop galette (Breton for buckwheat crêpe). Update (2012-07-13): Sadly, it closed a few months ago.
Is a new Ben & Jerry flavor I heartily endorse.
Another gourmet treats shop joined the burgeoning scene in the Mission. Anthony’s Cookies opened today to a line that stretched around the corner. As one of the officials present said, it takes courage to start a business in this economic … Continue reading
I have just eaten what is hands-down my best meal of the year at r n m restaurant (their capitalization, not mine), on Haight & Steiner in the Duboce Park/Lower Haight district of San Francisco (not to be confused with … Continue reading
A few months ago, a new chocolate shop opened in Hayes Valley. Christopher Elbow chocolates is based in Kansas City, not a place that immediately springs to mind when the Great American Chocolate Renaissance is discussed. I had bought some … Continue reading
Here are my picks for the best chocolate places in the city (note: updated 2013-04-20): Chocolate tablets: Noe Valley’s Chocolate Covered has made leaps and strides in the last 5 years, and beat previous favorite Fog City News Honorable mention: Fog City … Continue reading
Starr Ridge red onion, pistachio and asiago crackers are insanely great. I am officially hooked.