Hydra is a platform for live coding visuals, in which each connected browser window can be used as a node of a modular and distributed video synthesizer.
The homepage of Charles Stross.
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A utility that works like the top utility of Unix machines, only it watches MySQL threads to tell you what they're doing and how busy they are. Useful for figuring out where your apps are bogging down.
A wiki dedicated to the art of contact juggling.
How to manage resources in Solaris 10 and later using the /etc/project file. Very handy if you want to limit the number of concurrent logins to a single machine.
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A utility written in Python that parses the output of iostat and draws charts that visualize system performance.
A Perl script that logs into a MySQL database server (with or without credentials), analyzes it, and makes suggestions to optimize its performance.
A utility that uninstalls all of the cruft from Windows that turns it into a 15 gigabyte disk hog right off the DVD.
Black Viper's guide to tuning, tweaking, and optmizing Microsoft Windows.