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bitcoin-visual

An Introduction to Bitcoin: The Open Source Cryptographic Currency

Bitcoin is the new ‘virtual currency’ that has aroused the interest of millions of people, financial and banking institutions, and government agencies. As it is relatively new, much is not known about it….

PCI/USB

Shared Computing — Where PCI Performs and USB Lags

This article explores the evolution of shared computing, and evaluates the value proposition that a shared computing environment can offer to organisations. Also included are the test results conducted to gauge the efficacy…

Broken Window

Joy of Programming: The ‘Broken Window’ Theory

It is common to see software projects fail. One important cause is ‘design and code rot’. In this article, let’s try understanding the causes, in the light of a popular theory. Development projects…

Performance Tuning and Monitoring, Part 1

The first article in this series introduces a few utilities that we can use to generate system hardware reports and plot the obtained data graphically using gnuplot and MRTG.

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