LiveCode and SQLite performace
MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Fri Jul 24 19:21:18 CEST 2015
As long as we're on this topic, I can't get over how much faster my POC
MacBook Air is than my not-so POC Mac Mini. The former has an ssd, the
latter, a regular HD. The former has a 1.4 ghz i5 with 4GB RAM, and the
latter a 2.3 ghz i5 with 16 GB RAM. That SSD makes the air scream.
On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 1:03 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
> Mark Waddingham wrote:
> > I'd get your hdd checked out asap.
> This is a good opportunity for all of us to remember that portable
> large-capacity hard drives are dirt cheap compared to the cost of lost
> data. A USB 3.0 1TB drive can be picked up at the corner market for about
> US$60, and a 2TB drive for under US$85.
> I know everyone here already has multiple redundant daily backups anyway,
> but there was a time many years ago when I didn't, and I paid for it dearly.
> Now I have one copy of everything in the cloud, three in my office, and
> three at home which are rotated through the office so at least one of those
> offsite backups is never older than 24 hrs.
> With an rsync script backing up is super-fast and as easy as typing a
> single word in Terminal. Yes, I also use Time Machine, but relying on any
> single backup isn't enough; drives fail, software fails, archives corrupt,
> merde happens. rsync takes only a few minutes to learn and can move large
> amounts of data with ease anywhere, a perfect compliment to other backup
> systems for multiple redundancy.
> Far more than needed? Exactly. Disks are cheap, but time is the rarest
> commodity in the universe.
> Last year my MacBook Pro started acting wonky so before I ran any
> diagnostics the first thing I did was make a full backup. Good thing: the
> mobo died half an hour later. I just copied the files I needed to another
> machine and was back to work in minutes.
> Richard Gaskin
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