You can tell you are a little nuts if …

… you get really annoyed at the performance of grep on file IO (seriously folks? 32k or page size sized IO? What is this … 1992?) so you rewrite it in 20 minute in Perl, and increase the performance by 5-8x or so.

If I get angry enough, I might just go all out, use direct IO, multiple parallel readers, and some other bits. I’ve got these huge disk pipes, awesome bandwidths, and this tiny little filter tool. Geez …

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