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RAID Performance on Ubuntu

August 30, 2011 by


read related articles The numbers are in. A few months ago I posted an article explaining how Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) can provide a means for making your disk accesses faster and more reliable. In this post I report on numbers from one of our servers running Ubuntu Linux. The real performance numbers closely match […]

What the Gold Drop Means

August 25, 2011 by


The price of gold has dropped 4.62% over the last two days. This may be a good sign for the market.

DAL & OIL: A Pair of Covered Call Plays

August 19, 2011 by


Current volatility provides a nice opportunity Delta Airlines and OIL: Two covered calls that may provide a 5% gain over the next month. The two positions combined offer lower risk than either one by itself.

What about Gold?

August 14, 2011 by


it’s a great hedge, but there are risks You’ve probably noticed that gold is hitting new highs.  If you own it, you might be wondering if you should sell it.  If you don’t own it, you might be wondering if you should buy.