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Brendan Gregg's Homepage
Brendan Gregg's homepage: I use this site to share various things, mostly my work with computers, specifically, computer performance analysis and methodology.
flame.graphs  linux  performance  sysadmin  tuning  solaris  unix 
11 weeks ago by po
Vagrant box downloads extremely slow · Issue #5319 · hashicorp/vagrant · GitHub
When relying on vagrant to download a box I frequently see connection speeds like this: default: Downloading: http://boxes.example.com/vagrant/boxes/c6/packer_c6_2.5.2_virtualbox.box default: Progress: 20% (Rate: 179k/s, Estimated time r...
vagrant  performance  troubleshooting 
april 2019 by po
GitHub - jfcoz/postgresqltuner: Simple script to analyse your PostgreSQL database configuration, and give tuning advice
Simple script to analyse your PostgreSQL database configuration, and give tuning advice - jfcoz/postgresqltuner
postgresql  tuner  perl  databases  tuning  performance 
march 2019 by po
What Is “backupd” and Why Is It Running on My Mac?
You notice a process named “backupd” while using Activity Monitor. What is this process, and why is it running on your Mac?
osx  performance  backupd-helper  wtf  osx.annoyances 
january 2019 by po
Linux Performance Monitoring and Tuning Introduction
An interesting guide and good advice at the end to do things iteratively.
Missed a few points about context switching.
The 100% CPU utilization notes are wrong.
Some versions of top will show cpu utilization above 100% if they are multicore systems.
500% utilization across 32 cores is not nothing but it's not necessarily overloaded either.
linux  performance  blogs  list 
september 2018 by po
Through a Dashboard Darkly – Brain of Buildchimp – Curated Selections from the Voices in My Head

This is a story of a flawed development process on top of a flawed infrastructure, without the necessary data to drive decision-making. It’s also a story of waking up to these problems and charting a way out.


Worth noting:

The funny thing about reasoning with incomplete or irrelevant information is that it’s hard to be objective; it’s hard to tell from motivated reasoning and outright justification.


Although, we're almost always working without complete information....
dashboards  metrics  monitoring  observability  performance  development  programming  workflow 
august 2018 by po
Stanford psychologist Kelly McGonigal has a simple mental exercise for tackling student anxiety — Quartz
>> Research by Alison Brooks at Harvard Business School shows that people who reframed their performance anxiety as “excitement” performed better than those who tried instead to “calm down.” “Compared with those who attempt to calm down, individuals who reappraise their anxious arousal as excitement feel more excited and perform better,” her study concluded.
psychology  performance  stress 
september 2017 by po
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