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What does pgbench TPS stand for?

When pgbench results are provided they are shown as TPS or transactions per second. Below is an example of pgbench being used. bash bash-3.1$ pgbench -Upostgres -s 10 -c 10 -t 3000 pgbench starting vacuum…end. transaction type: TPC-B (sort of) scaling factor: 1 number of clients: 10 number of transactions per client: 3000 number of…

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Convert iTunes to MP3

Converting iTunes files or MPEG4 files to MP3 format is easy using the iTunes client. We will want to change the Import Settings which will then allow converting files into the same setting as the Import Settings. Follow the simple steps below and you will be converting your iTunes files to MP3 in no time. iTunes…

Code Snippets

Rails 2.x start up (boot up) process

Here’s a “hierarchal summary” of The Rails startup process from a paragliders perspective – artweb design. By hierarchal, I mean its organized by how the code is executed. By summary, I mean things that I was interested in. Rais app starts by running  environment.rb boot.rb is required (require File.join(File.dirname(__FILE__), ‘boot’)) Defines RAILS_ROOT constant (points to…