Wandering Thoughts archives

2018-06-30: My interesting experience with rapid repeated PID rollover on Linux
2018-06-29: What 'PID rollover' is on Unix systems
How ZFS makes things like 'zfs diff' report filenames efficiently
2018-06-27: My Ryzen-based Linux office machine appears to finally be stable
I think it's still reasonable to run personal servers on the Internet
2018-06-25: Twitter probably isn't for you or me any more
2018-06-24: What ZFS block pointers are and what's in them
A broad overview of how ZFS is structured on disk
2018-06-22: When you make changes, ZFS updates much less stuff than I thought
Running servers (and services) well is not trivial
2018-06-20: Revising my view on Python 3 for new code again: you should use it
The time to be compatible with both Python 2 and Python 3 is past
2018-06-18: Getting Xorg to let you terminate the X server with Ctrl + Alt + Backspace
2018-06-17: The history of terminating the X server with Ctrl + Alt + Backspace
A broad overview of how modern Linux systems boot
2018-06-16: The 'on premise' versus 'off premise' approach to environments
2018-06-15: Default X resources are host specific (which I forgot today)
2018-06-14: Clearing cached HTTP redirections or HSTS status in Firefox
2018-06-13: Link: A Child’s Garden of Inter-Service Authentication Schemes
Link: About the memory management in the Bourne shell
The mess Ubuntu 18.04 LTS has made of libreadline
2018-06-11: A website's design shows its actual priorities
2018-06-10: People receiving email don't feel it should be their job to stop spam
2018-06-09: What ZFS messages about 'permanent errors in <0x95>:<0x0>' mean
How to run a mail sending service that will probably never send spam
2018-06-08: Networks form through usage and must be maintained through it
2018-06-07: The history of Unix's confusing set of low-level ways to allocate memory
2018-06-06: The downsides of processing files using too large a buffer size
2018-06-04: The superficial versus deep appeal of ZFS
What I use Github for and how I feel about it
2018-06-03: Why I believe that HTTPS-only JavaScript APIs make sense
2018-06-02: Intel versus AMD for me (in 2018)

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