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From: Eric Wong <e@80x24.org>
To: misc@80x24.org
Subject: a New Year's resolution for 2016
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2016 00:14:03 +0000
Message-ID: <20160104-a-new-years-resolution@2016> (raw)

No performance upgrades or buying new computers I use for another year!

I owe it to users of all the software I work on and help maintain to
notice performance problems before they do.  Staying a few generations
behind helps ensure that so I notice bad things earlier.  Sometimes,
I'll even force my CPUs to use the "powersave" governor to see how
slow things are.

I may need to replace storage devices as they wear out; but will try to
make up for that by increasing the amount of archived data which is

I went all of 2014 and 2015 without upgrading, either.

I had several hardware failures in 2013 and decided it made more sense
to upgrade those machines than attempting to limp along with decade old
hardware, especially since the old hardware lacked ECC memory.
Before 2013, I got a workstation/storage server in 2010 to replace
a machine that was a victim of the capacitor plague[2].

Yes, "decade old"; no, I don't upgrade frequently.

Sent from my iPh^H^H^H Core 2 Duo laptop from 2008 :)

[1] but possibly as a Tor hidden service

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague

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