Wandering Thoughts archives

2010-07-31: The other peculiar effects of grant funding at universities
It's the indirect failure modes that will get you
2010-07-30: A little modern Unix twitch
2010-07-29: Some brief notes on OpenSSH's known_hosts hashing
2010-07-28: My Fedora 8 problem: upgrading
2010-07-27: What I would now do differently in a file based blog engine
2010-07-25: Why sysadmins almost never replace distribution packages
iSCSI versus NFS
2010-07-24: Thinking about the implications of your program being successful
2010-07-23: A realization about why my inbox keeps being my to-do tracker
2010-07-22: Why keeping /etc under version control doesn't entirely help
2010-07-21: The easy way to do fast OS upgrades
2010-07-20: The sysadmin view of messages from programs
2010-07-19: Why blog calendar widgets are bad
2010-07-18: How I solve the configure memory problem
2010-07-17: More building blocks of my environment: tkrxterm, tkssh, and pyhosts
2010-07-16: Realistic blog usability
2010-07-14: Making the Linux kernel shut up about segfaulting user programs
The challenges of shared spares in RAID arrays
2010-07-13: Sun Support's habit of publicizing private bug reports
Single-level list flattening in Python
2010-07-12: On (not) logging calculated statistics
2010-07-11: When is using SQL the right answer?
2010-07-10: People forget exceptions
2010-07-08: Unix programs should avoid exiting non-zero for clever reasons
2010-07-07: A gotcha with the Bourne shell's set -e and &&
2010-07-06: How zpool status reports on ZFS scrubs and resilvers
ZFS scrubs and resilvers are not sequential IO
2010-07-05: A thesis: noisy email addresses are dead
2010-07-03: /u, one of our long-standing Unix customizations
Returning to the era of 'duplicated' Ethernet addresses
2010-07-02: A gotcha with Python's socket.htonl() and ntohl()
A corollary to the limits of anti-spam precautions

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