SSD Odyssey, Part 2: The SSD I chose, and how to migrate to an SSD

(Note: Continued from Part 1, here.) I purchased an OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD for $499.  (Did I mention they were expensive?).  Even though I’m using this in my work laptop, this expense did not fit in my hardware budget so I thought hard about taking this expense on my own shoulders.  In the end I…

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An SSD Odyssey, Part 1: The Quest for Extreme Windows 7 Speed

If you’re like me, you always want your computer to be faster.   Speed is something you can never get enough of.  If you’re not yet familiar with Solid State Drives (aka SSDs) yet, you probably will be at some point.  This technology is beginning to move into the mainstream.  Unlike traditional hard drives, an SSD…

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Can you run Java, do ecommerce in Azure? Dominos leads the way

At the PDC09 yesterday, Dominos Pizza showed up in a short video in the keynote talking about their work to move their ecommerce site to Windows Azure, running on Java.   The Dominos story is an interesting one on multiple levels.  On the one hand, it’s a great example of using technology to solve business problems….

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