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Re: 17,000 Christmas lights controlled by Perl routine

by csuhockey3 (Curate)
on Dec 28, 2004 at 15:32 UTC ( #417782=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to 17,000 Christmas lights controlled by Perl routine

unfortunately, the webcam controller turned out to be a hoax.
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Re^2: 17,000 Christmas lights controlled by Perl routine
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 26, 2005 at 06:03 UTC
    You can read more technical details on my christmas hoax writeup page but Perl was used for both the front-end CGI and back-end image generator - the excellent GD.pm module was key for the later.

    There was some tweeks between Halloween and Christmas/2004 so that the front-end could run under mod_perl (rather than as a CGI) which has the desired effect and using ApacheBench, I measured the five time increase in peak connection rate - hey, I got Slashdotted 4 times (starting in 2002) which is one heck of a stress test! ;-)

    Media wasn't too happy about the hoax and therefore took a few swipes at me - check out my media commentary/correction page and then form your OWN opinion ...

    Bottom line is Perl (and mod_perl) ROCK!

    alek at www.komar.org

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