How To Get Per-Core CPU Usage

April 17th, 2009

It’s pretty easy to get the average CPU usage, but how about calculating the per-code load on multicore systems? Turns out it’s also simple enough if you use performance counters.

Windows API includes a subset of functions that provide various performance-related information, which includes data on how busy individual […] Continue Reading…

Highlight Search Terms WordPress Plugin

April 13th, 2009

Highlight Search Terms is a WordPress plugin that can highlight search terms on your blog’s search page. The plugin is based on a tutorial by Thaya Kareeson, but it also includes several additional features not present in the tutorial and better browser compatibility.


Multiple colors : Each word of the […] Continue Reading…

Pictures of Cats

April 1st, 2009

It seems clear that Internet users have grown to expect a certain minimum of cat pictures to be present on any worthwhile site. Unfortunately, the aforementioned fare has been decidedly scarce on this domain. Today I seek to remedy this lack by posting a small number of carefully selected […] Continue Reading…

7 Firefox Addons For Viewing The Web Your Way

March 28th, 2009

The Web is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to … oops, wrong reference.

Still, the Web really is huge, and in addition to all the well-designed and accessible sites you use […] Continue Reading…

Better Popularity Metrics For Twitter

March 20th, 2009

Imagine two Twitter accounts. One has 100 followers, the other 200. Which account is more popular? And yes, this is a trick question.

At first it might seem like the answer is braindead-simple – users with lots followers are obviously more popular (on Twitter) than those who have just a […] Continue Reading…