The MacBook upgrade that I wrote about last week is half-done, in that my MacBook now has 2 GB of RAM inside it but is still stuck with a 60 GB hard drive. This is partly because I inadvertently ordered an IDE enclosure instead of a SATA enclosure and the replacement SATA enclosure seems to be stuck in a Royal Mail delivery van somewhere in Bradford. Once it finally returns to the depot (I’ve been assured that this will be tomorrow, but I’ll give them until Monday) I’ll pick it up and do the upgrade.
If your MacBook only has 1 GB of RAM, I would definitely recommend the upgrade to 2 GB – the performance improvement is instantly noticeable. And at only £30 if you install it yourself it’s well worth it.
I’m still working with my host to work out why I’m sucking up all of the CPU usage. I know reckon it’s because I’ve been using PHP to gzip-encode pages on the fly when requested, which is putting a heavy load on the server. I’ve turned off the compression for now to see if that sorts it, and also disabled the Fast Search plugin for Movable Type which uses PHP. We’ll see what happens. I don’t think I’m going to be switching to WordPress after all, however.
Video on Flickr
Apparently I’m supposed to have an opinion about this. I don’t really – I have no real objection to it being there but I don’t think it’s something I’ll personally use. I’m certainly not going to join one of these anti-video groups. I’ll also actually get around to posting more pictures to Flickr at some point.