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Playing a Computer like an Instrument

Most everyone uses a computer.  But a few of us, well, we play a computer like an instrument.

If you're on a computer for 10+ hours per day, this blog is for you.

By "instrument" I mean we know the in's & out's of the device.  We know how to eek out maximum performance from it.  We're the people who others just look at in wonder when our keys fly across the keyboard.

If you've ever found it excruciatingly painful watching others use a computer because of how slow the person is, then you know what I'm talking about.

These are just my tips, but really, I'm writing this because I want to know about your tips.  I want to know what saves you time and makes you more productive.  So please post comments below.

Install Memcached On Ubuntu or Other Linux Hosts

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MemCached is a generic purpose distributed high performance memory object caching system to use in speeding up dynamic database driven website hostings by caching data and objects in memory to reduce the amount the database needs to be read. It runs on port 11211 by default, so make sure to open it up in the server's firewall.

Memcached’s APIs provide a giant hash table distributed across multiple machines. When the table is full, subsequent inserts cause older data to be purged in least recently used order. Applications using memcached typically layer memcached requests and additions into code before falling back on a slower backing store, such as a database.

It uses libevent to scale to any number of open connections, uses non-blocking network I/O, refcounts internal objects (so objects can be in multiple states to multiple clients), & uses its own slab allocator and hash table so virtual memory never gets externally fragmented and allocations are guaranteed.

Once the recompilation process has completed successfully, follow these steps to confirm that the compiled Apache module is working in full action

Create a phpinfo.php file as usual but with the following code within it.

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