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Before I read the other comments, having just read your article, I'd like to say, wow... thank you for a very, very nice article.. and the chart... quite a talent! :) Then, also, congratulations on becoming a father :) (Wishing you lots of patience). Having 2 little daughters myself I can only agree with all of what you have nicely written in this post... Kids are little monsters :)
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2011 on On Parenthood at Coding Horror
@Mark Sicignano: That's what just happened with me on StackOverflow just a few days ago, for a very similar reason - I asked what if the development machine is much faster than my "production" environment (our web servers) - how can I 'simulate' a slower environment.. (that was in the frame of choosing a new computer, assembled from various parts, based on almost a 3 week-long research..) so I got -4 votes in the first 15 minutes after posting this question, without any constructive comments to complement such a cruel/predatory behavior. So I had to erase my question as soon as I could before my 'reputation' would go to -200 for just asking a reasonable question... So, exactly, the research itself is pretty frustrating - especially for a busy developer that has to deliver results to his clients...
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2011 on Building a PC, Part VII: Rebooting at Coding Horror
Thanks for sharing this pretty useful information. I noticed that you've added a powerful PSU. I would like to share my finding - I'm also building a new system with the goal of using possibly the most high-techy things available today. One of my desires is to build a completely quiet system. With no moving parts whatsoever, if possible. So I bumped onto these "passive-cooling" PSU's, the most powerful of them is at 500W - has just appeared on market and is not even available for purchase in Europe. So I chose one that I could get in here (http://www.techaddicts.net/reviews/zen400/zen400.html). I was afraid that with my setup of a Core I7 Extreme CPU, 24 gigs or RAM, 2 PCI-e SSD's and a 4Gb Video card, I won't have enough power from that PSU.. So, last night I was walking around in Tesco, and I found a Watt electricity usage monitor socket, like this (http://www.amazon.com/P3-International-P4400-Electricity-Monitor/dp/B00009MDBU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1316810429&sr=1-1) - I plugged it into my socket from where all goes into the comp. and the result (power consumption) was roughly 225W at peak (190W on average) and 22W lowest - that is including a UPS, a Dual Core with 4 SATA drives, and a 27" LED monitor... So this socket could be a useful thing for measuring power consumption :) - It could also tell you how much you would pay for the electricity... (I'm not playing games on my computer though)
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2011 on Building a PC, Part VII: Rebooting at Coding Horror
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