Monthly Archives: December 2010

Performance Tuning: Visualize your web log performance data using Excel scatter plots

I’ve written previously about how to turn on time-taken values in web logs for IIS, Tomcat, and Apache.  Armed with time-taken data, you can identify which are the slow pages in your system and decide where to focus your performance … Continue reading

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My mission: cut my AT&T phone bill by 30% (farewell unlimited iPhone data plans!)

Ever since my decision to pay to download two tv shows to my phone that I already had sitting on my TiVo, I’ve been thinking a lot about whether we are getting the full value for the money we are … Continue reading

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Hell must have frozen over. My wife is pining to upgrade her iPhone!

In our marriage, I have always been the geek, and Aviva has always been the technophobe.  While she is perfectly capable of using ATM’s and gas station pumps, she much prefers to have me do it for her.  She knows … Continue reading

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