Richard Jones' Log

Wed, 20 Aug 2008

I just realised that I released the latest version of Roundup (1.4.5, a maintenance release) 7 years almost to the day after my first public release (0.1.1, released on the 18th of August, 2001.)

Timezone fun

Just setting up some convenience aliases so I can deal better with timezones, I discovered this ...

rjones@l-rjones:$ TZ=BST date
Wed Aug 20 05:13:00 UTC 2008
rjones@l-rjones:~$ TZ=GB date
Wed Aug 20 06:13:40 BST 2008

So it doesn't recognise the timezone TZ=BST but it displays the Great Britain time as "BST" :)

The convenience aliases, BTW, are:

alias edate="TZ=US/Eastern date"
alias wdate="TZ=US/Western date"
alias ukdate="TZ=GB date"

'cos I'm sick of trying to do this in my head (and getting it wrong) and because the few GUI programs out there suck.

Thu, 14 Aug 2008
Website Performance Testing

I've been tasked to do some performance analysis on our new Travel Journal product (now "officially" with Fire Eagle support). The last time I worked for ekit I did a bunch of website performance testing and improvements.

I even wrote a tool to help me at the time! Last touched 5 years ago, and still at "rc1" :)

I'm now updating it (to Python 2.3 heh) and will release that 1.0 final that should've been released back then...