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Wed, 15 Jun 2011

High-Performance HTTP Servers

Yesterday I have read about Apache Traffic Server. My dear lazyweb, do you use something like that (or Nginx)? What is your main reason for using it? I wonder why use user-space solution, when IPVS works pretty well for load balancing.

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Fri, 03 Jun 2011

Citroën Xsara

It has been seven years since I have bought my Citroën Xsara. At that time, I have considered several models, looking for an estate car for my family. Having used several Škoda Felicia cars in my previous job, I have definitely wanted a car from some other manufacturer. My opinion was "the car can have its problems, but at least let it be different problems than Škoda have".

Citroën Xsara

That said, I have never considered Citroën, and in fact I did not know much about Citroëns. When I have been offered a 4.5 years old imported Xsara, however, I have found it "good enough" for me to buy.

Subsequently, I have been pleased to find out how comfortable my Xsara was, and how well equipped compared to the cars of similar age and class it was. It provides enough leg room in back seats (especially when compared to Octavia), and the 82 kW engine provided enough power for most of my needs. During almost 100,000 km in seven years I had only few malfuncions, the most serious one was a broken exhaust pipe because of corrosion.

Even though I did not originally considered buying Citroën at all, the next car which I have bought and which I use these days is also Citroën. So, my dear lazyweb, is anybody in your social network interested in buying a cheap, well-equipped, used car? If so, look here.

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