Nice mysql review

Tweakers has a nice article on opteron vs xeon, single core vs dual core and what I find most interesting mysql 4 against mysql 5. The results are really amazing if you ask me!! A user of mysql just has to read this, really I mean it read it. Surely if you’re wondering if mysql can compete with an oracle, or you think your business should be running Oracle. Just ask yourself the question if you’re really gonna do +1000 queries a second.

Happy reading 🙂

First sip conversation on my asterisk box

Yesterday evening pvanhoof was so friendly to join me in a friendly voip session. We used my asterisk setup in a xen environment. First we had some problems with connecting and after some small audio issues everything worked. We were both using Ekiga, I also tried xten lite but the audio wasn’t that clear maybe after some tweaking it would have worked. But my preference goes out to Ekiga because its opensource and the maintainer is belgium. The little patriot in me 😀

Pvanhoof also found out why I got those strange errors when I used lsmod and everything that had something todo with kernel modules. My thougts were that it was a xen problem, after pvanhoof searched a bit he found on kerneltrap that the problem was the package module-init-tools it wasn’t installed. So now that’s fixed 2. Still have to install the ztdummy module but it seems you have to compile this from source, so now I’m looking for the kernel headers. So this weekend will become a googling eastern for me 😀

If you would like to give my asterisk box a go, just ping me and I’ll be happy to setup an extension for you! And if I get the meetme up and running I’ll start a conference call with all the extensions 😀


I’ve been very busy lately, but fortunately the soccer season has come to an end and I’ve got some more time.

Well I’ve managed to get an asterisk server up and running in our xen machine. Almost that is, person 2 person and mailbox are working but I’ve got a problem with the conference setup. I always get that darn Zaptel error, that in combination with running a xen vm and therefor a custom kernel isn’t what I’ld call a ideal setup, but I’ll manage. 😀

If there are people out there who have already done such a setup, give me call out what you did to fix it. If there are people reading this who have done this and connected the asterisk pbx with a real phone line (for Belgium) provided by a third party (packetnet or something) please leave a note, I’m looking into the available providers for this kind of service. I haven’t found that many I must say and all extra information would be great. On the other hand, I could also connect an ordinay pstn (at my home) to a local asterisk setup and all problems would be gone :), hmmm, neah, try to fix the xen setup.

I’ll keep you posted how its going.