Sunday, October 29, 2006

Firefox memory.

I've found a page with some useful tricks about FF2.

Something that seems to have and effect on RAM consumption is:
browser.cache.disk.capacity: 5000.
even if I don't really understand why. (Option->Advances->Network->Cache)

More relevant seems to be (from tweakguides):
browser.cache.memory.capacity [Integer] *Create - This setting determines whether Firefox uses system RAM to cache itself, improving performance. A value of 0 turns off caching into RAM, which is not recommended as it can greatly slow down browsing. The default value of -1 tells Firefox to automatically determine the size of the cache based on your physical RAM. In Firefox 2.0, systems with 512MB of RAM will result in a 14MB cache, 1GB of RAM results in a 18MB cache, 2GB of RAM gives 24MB of cache, and 4GB of RAM results in 30MB of cache. These values are lower than the defaults in Firefox 1.5. The default of -1 should be fine for all people, but if you notice Firefox increasing its memory usage, you can manually restrict this value to a particular amount by entering a value in KB (e.g. a value of 18432 = 18MB).
You'll have to create this key.


browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers [Integer] - This option determines how many pages to store in memory to speed up the back and forward buttons in Firefox. The default of -1 automatically determines the amount based on your system RAM. At 512MB of RAM, 5 pages are held in memory, while 1GB or more of RAM holds 8 pages. You can set this value to 0 to hold no pages in RAM (only recommended for troubleshooting memory problems), or increase the value if you often use the back and forward functions for more than 8 pages.

Hardware database.

A good site that tells you what kernel-module to load just from the output of lspci -n

The departed.

L'ho visto mercoledi', ma non ho avuto tempo di scrivere nulla fino ad oggi. Un gran bel film, che si mette accanto a Goodfellas, pur essendo molto diverso (ambientato in tempi moderni, niente mafia Italiana ecc.)

Performance superba di Jack Nicholson, e di Leonardo Di Caprio, che ho sempre considerato un bambinetto attore da 4 soldi (vedi Titanic o Meet Joe Black) mentre in realta' sa anche essere molto bravo. Dura 2 ore e mezza buone, ma vale davvero la pena di vederlo, tant'e' che e' diventato subito #53 nella classifica assoluta di imdb, che non e' male.

Orient House - Imperial

What I think it might be the quicker way.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Firefox 2.

First impression in Firefox 2:
1) I love the spell checking facility, really, it's great.
2) I hate the GO button, right to the URL bar.

So, after a little searching: how to remove the GO button, quite easy:

about:config -> browser.urlbar.hideGoButton

Monday, October 23, 2006

Scary-scary movies.

Vorrei fare una serata di dvd dell'orrore per Halloween (sisi, proprio io, ma io la organizzo...poi me ne vado!) con la mia cucina...e siccome ci sono veri esperti che leggono questo blog...beh, cercavo suggerimenti!

I'm trying to organize a Halloween scary movies kitchen event...any suggestion for the most frightening dvd to watch?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

BBC languages.

A very good guide to basic german, by bbc. Other languages also available.


A Londra, da inizio Ottobre e' Natale. Non ancora per le strade, ma nei negozi si.
C'e' anche un po' di Halloween, ma piu' che altro e' Natale.

Busy days 2.

6:30 sveglia
7-9:30 lavori per Hall Office
10-11 digital electronics
11-12 math
12-13 german
13-14 test great-hall sound multicore
14-18 lab
18-19 ritorno a casa+cena
19-20 hall elections
20-inf studiare.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Nav bar.

I've just migrated to the blogger-beta, and the template doens't quite fit anymore. So now the navbar is in the wrong position. Bare with me, I'll fix it at some point.

EDIT: it has if fact now been fixed.

Busy days.

Tomorrow time table:

09-10 Math
10-11 Analogue Electronics
11-12 Digital Electronics
12-13 German
13-14 2nd year project meeting
14-15 Math (study group)
15-17 Computing lab
18-19 Dramsoc commitee meeting
19:30-20:30 Southwell hall office duties
20:30-23 Southwell coffee bar

I'd better go to sleep now.

World top 10 universities.

According to The Times Higher Education Supplement:
2006 RankingsUniversityCountryAverage Score
1Harvard UniversityUS100.0
2University of CambridgeUK96.8
3University of OxfordUK92.7
4=Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUS89.2
4=Yale UniversityUS89.2
6Stanford UniversityUS85.4
7California Institute of TechnologyUS83.8
8University of California, BerkeleyUS80.4
9Imperial College LondonUK78.6
10Princeton UniversityUS74.2

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Cocacola Zero.

After drinking 2l of this thing, I've decided that it is exaclty as cocacola light. Worse, perhaps.