Monthly Archives: February 2011

Where can I find low-sugar skillet meals? I bought a bunch online, but they were all fairly high sugar when I got them. I like the convenience and taste of these meals, but need to find ones that are low sugar enough for a diabetic.

(You): Where can I find low-sugar skillet meals? I bought a bunch online, but they were all fairly high sugar when I got them. I like the convenience and taste of these meals, but need to find ones that are … Continue reading

Posted in Barry After Vark | Leave a comment

What’s the relation between Maxima and Sage?

(You): What’s the relation between Maxima and Sage? (Mar): they are moth software for mathematics (You): thanks. I know that, but I think one is part of the other or something. I thought they were independent but apparently not. ———————- … Continue reading

Posted in Barry After Vark | Leave a comment

I did “rsync -Pavz user@remote:/some/dir/*” and got back a list of files, but none of the files transferred over (I forgot to put “.” at the end of the command). Is this normal?

(You): I did “rsync -Pavz user@remote:/some/dir/*” and got back a list of files, but none of the files transferred over (I forgot to put “.” at the end of the command). Is this normal? (Jeff): You haven’t told it where … Continue reading

Posted in Barry After Vark | Leave a comment

Is VoltDB a viable alternative to MySQL?

(You): Is VoltDB a viable alternative to MySQL? (Dmitry): it very much depends on your problem set. for “normal”, not-very-oltp tasks the superior alternative is Postgres, imho. for very fast oltp, VotlDB must have a significant edge, despite being just … Continue reading

Posted in Barry After Vark | Leave a comment

Where can I find a short summary of Lord of the Rings? I never really got into the books, but I see so many references to LOTR, I’d like to be passingly familiar with the story.

(You): Where can I find a short summary of Lord of the Rings? I never really got into the books, but I see so many references to LOTR, I’d like to be passingly familiar with the story. (Maria): Wikipedia. (You): … Continue reading

Posted in Barry After Vark | Leave a comment