Archive for November, 2009

Memory Dumps from Physicalist Artist Perspective

Monday, November 9th, 2009

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Notes on Memoidealism (1.7)

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Some differences with Anaxagoras philosophy where Mind is a partial substance to distinguish animate and inanimate and is a source of Motion. In memoidealism Memory is a substance that is always present in things including itself and is a source of Process.

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Trace Analysis Patterns (Part 11)

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Birds eye view of software traces makes it easier to see their coarse blocked structure:

where further finer structure is discernible and even nested blocks:

Some blocks of output can be seen when scrolling trace viewer output but if a viewer support zooming it is possible to get an overview and jump directly into a Characteristic Message Block, for example, debug messages of repeated attempts to query a database. If a viewer supports message coloring it also helps. Sometimes this technique is useful to ignore bulk messages and start the analysis around block boundaries.

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Software Trace: Birds Eye View

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Here is a fragment of a condensed view of a CDF (ETW-based) trace imported into MS Word:

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