Greg Smith's Home Page
You have reached the not very secret underground lair of Greg Smith, currently
hidden purloined letter style in Baltimore, Maryland. As I write this I am Google's
"Greg Smith" in the world. This web page remains vintage 1995 HTML just
like the day I created it. It's also woefully out of date; see my blog for some more current writing.
I write computer software, work as a system administrator for many people
(some of whom even pay me!), and sometimes write articles about audio
equipment and music.
For those confused by the tri-state references, I spent many years living
in and around
New York City (get the rope) and still visit there regularly.
- PostgreSQL Performance Pitstop
- The Linux Page Cache and pdflush:
Theory of Operation and Tuning for Write-Heavy Loads
- Running XP Service Pack 2 on a Dell Dimension 4400: because somebody should write this down
- Windows Software recommendations
- Why I still use Windows 2000 as my desktop operating system
- Recommendations on PC Hardware that aren't very current. There is no PC hardware I particularly like at the moment to replace these suggestions; everything on the market right now is too hot or too quirky for my priorities. When systems based on Intel's new Core Duo ship in a desktop form, then we'll be talking again. See The Tech Report preview; there is no reason any regular desktop computer system should draw significantly more than 100W of power.
- Make your PC Fast! (so obsolete now)
- Progress 4GL/RDBMS Information
- UnixWare 2.X To NetWare Connection Guide
- Audio articles written for SoundStage! magazine. I'm also an occasional contributor to GoodSound! which is the best currently active guide to mid-price audio out there.
- $125 Subwoofer construction project
- Speaker design diagrams with Visio
- Recording Audio CDs on your PC
- Early picture of my audio equipment evaluation
- Nearly Perfect Albums 1967-1980
- Great rock albums from the 80's
- Greg's guide to buying CDs
- Rock Remaster Reviews
And of course, no personal home page would
be complete without a stupid picture
of myself (at least I have the good taste to keep it off this initial
page). Despite appearances, I do try to get away from both my computer
and my stereo on occasion, like a weekly visit to
- Tales from the LIE
Greg Smith firstname.lastname@example.org