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node.js vs Java nashorn
Why did I test it? In my current Java project, I make some use of JavaScript. Performances were quite horrendous with Rhino in java 6 and 7, but in Java 8 there is a brand new JavaScript runtime: Nashorn. Its principal feature is that it's much faster ...
Jun 29, 2015
mdadm: replacing a disk
It's the first time for me that a HDD in a raid1/5 array fails on me. I guess there has to be a first time for everything. Anyways, I have a 6-2TB disk raid5 array for a total capacity of 10TB. I've had that array for now about 5 years. It's filled ...
Apr 5, 2015
Embrace boredom
I know, I'm a programmer. And as such, everyday or so of my life for the last 20 years I've written code. Most of it has been thrown away by now, but a good chunk is still alive and kicking. And what happens to this code now? Well, from time to time ...
Mar 31, 2015
User-Agent detection in Java
Nov 18, 2014
Target your CSS fonts on different platforms
Continuing on my journey to find the proper set of fonts for my website, I was a little surprised to see the way the different vendors handle native fonts in CSS. In this realm, there are three players that handle both the OS and the browser: Apple ...
Oct 26, 2014
Chrome and Arial Narrow
As you discovered with my previous entry, I was looking for nice condensed web fonts (read: native) for my headings. Well, I found plenty for everyone but for Chrome on Windows. Chrome issue is troublesome for me because this combination represent 30% of ...
Oct 15, 2014