Wednesday, November 17, 2004


xmlpickle dump : 4.391
xmlpickle load : 3.375
xmlpickle dump psyco: 2.844
xmlpickle load psyco: 3.546
pickle dump : 0.266
pickle load : 0.297
pickle dump psyco: 0.109
pickle load psyco: 0.172
cPickle dump : 0.031
cPickle load : 0.063
marshal dump : 0.015
marshal load : 0.016

note: xmlpickle is my own simplistic implementation using ElementTree ( which Is quite nice btw. )

Tuesday, November 16, 2004


  • Getting up, programming a bit. 0 sfr
  • Trodding into town to pc-joy. Buying Half-Life 2 Standard. 89 sfr
  • Trodding home. 0 sfr
  • Installing Half-Life 2
Subscription pending

Your subscription to Half-Life 2 Retail Standard has not been completed, because Steam servers are currently unable to process the transaction.

You won't be able to play Half-Life 2 Retail Standard until the subscription process is complete. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. The Steam team is working to rectify the situation, and will notify you as soon as the transaction is complete.

To be fair, half an hour later steam noticed me waiting, how touchy, and processed my registration.