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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

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Thursday November 16, 2006
09:22 AM

Managing Gigabytes

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I first read Managing Gigabytes seven years ago. It's quite an interesting book on compression and full text searching - there is lots of software that does that now. The weirdest thing is that seven years ago, gigabytes sounded like a large amount of data. These days a terabyte isn't particularly big. How big will my laptop HD be in seven years time?
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  • A fewyottabytes [].. and we are getting there.
  • "That depends what the meaning of 'big' is".

    Indeed, folks were amazed at my HP hot-swapable 12GB RAID array back at the Dot.Com. Now I've got a 250MB external drive for backups at home.

    We were doing full-text biblio retrieval, with abstracts loaded from multiple 100MB files on tapes. That was big not so very long ago.

    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;