An Explanation of RAID Stripe Sizes

After some reading and researching, I learned a few new things about RAID block sizes for a stripe, and I thought I would share them. Stripe sizes play a very important role in the performance of RAID arrays so it is critical to understand the concept of striping. Stripes are blocks of a single file …

YouTube HTML5 supported videos

HTML5 is a major part of Google’s plans for the future, including Chrome OS—check out this interview for more on that—and one step towards that is getting YouTube to work without a Flash plugin, which they’ve now achieved. It’s not perfect yet (no ads or annotations) and it only works on certain supported browsers (Chrome …

OiNK founder free after two-plus years of legal troubles

From Ars Technica: A UK court has acquitted the admin of music sharing site OiNK of the one and only charge brought against him: conspiracy to defraud copyright owners. Twenty-six-year-old Alan Ellis was unanimously found not guilty by a jury in a Teesside Crown Court Friday, despite efforts from the music industry to paint him …

Google: “A New Approach to China”

Groundbreaking news from Google. Google Blog Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis. In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google. However, it soon became clear that …

The Third & The Seventh

Came across this great video. The whole thing is done in CGI. A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal. I found it to be pretty inspiring. For best results, click the HD link, …