Of open source works and magick obscura.

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by Jaakko Nissiat 2011-04-25 15:35:20

Hahaa! I made some tests.

I took the old pallokorva.org(the one you see now) and put it head to head to the newest development version running elsewhere in a speed competition where the major criteria for winning is: How long will it take after typing in the address before I can read the text content of the page. The results are shocking. Dare I even write them down.

For the sake of getting some actual difference between the two I throttled the 20Mbit/sec adsl line down to mimic an old 11kbps modem(Of course it doesn't do similar latencies, but at least they were consistent over all test runs.) and emptied all caches. The php side has not been optimized in the new version in any way, so it played no role in the results.

Learning javascript.

by Jaakko Nissiat 2011-04-16 14:39:26

Nothing new in a while because I'm busy learning javascript.

Yeah, that's right. I've been coding javascript since -99 and I'm right now working in a company where I code javascript almost every working day of the year and about two weeks back the thought struck me; I suck at coding javascript.

So now I've gotten some books and am trying to unlearn some of the bad habits I've gathered along the way and learn do things the right way. I've been misinformed in the sense that I've been thinking javascript is an inferior second class citizen in the realm of programming languages, but turns out I've just been using it wrong and getting my information from wrong sources.

Open source guitar teacher.

by Jaakko Nissiat 2011-03-07 11:14:08

With the introduction of real guitars Like this as game controllers I have started pondering the feasibility of a open source guitar teaching tool. The Stratocaster has a midi port. Actually midi is the primary connection of the guitar as it is connected to the console with a separate midi adapter. Compared to the hefty price tag of 1500€+ of a "real" midi capable electric guitar, 230€ at Thomann sounds like a real bargain.

Small logo change.

by Jaakko Nissiat 2011-03-05 13:38:40

Decided to edit the logo "a bit". I've been feeling hesitant to use the old logo here anyway as it looked a lot like Mickey Mouse's head and Disney is not a company with a reputation to allow anything resembling their trademarks, however remotely, to last.

I'm open to suggestions on how to further improve the logo, but that will do for the moment.

Yii to the resque.

by Jaakko Nissiat 2011-02-22 08:57:32

Yea, I've written the site anew using yii php framework and it only took me two weeks to do that. And even then I've only had about an hour per day of free time on most days.

There's still a lot to do, but yii really does make building web sites a breeze. I can't wait to find out everything I can manage to code here.