November 25th, 2008

My Brain Hurts

I'm trying to figure out what's got our consolidation running slowly, so I've been going over the results from another programmer's run with the profiler to see what I can find. The good news is that I've found a few suspects.

The bad news is that I can't make heads or tails of the performance stats that our new QE guy is generating. I've asked him to explain.

Because I don't think I'm stupid.

But I'm clearly being ignorant of what this spreadsheet is supposed to be measuring.

Report From Gas War Alley

When I saw the BP down near work had gas for $1.899, I figured I was going to see some more price drops around home shortly. And indeed, when I drove past Elmhurst and Dempster, I found the Citgo at $1.879 and the Jewel at $1.869.

Sadly, however, the Jewel did not have brand-name cream corn and the last time we used their house brand, it seemed a bit off. Fortunately, the Dominick's did have brand-name cream corn and Honeycrisp apples on sale for $1.59 per pound. This was good.

It was interesting to note that the Bush's Grilling Beans were 35 cents a can more than at the Jewel, though. This probably helps explain why we don't shop at the Dominick's often.