Wandering Thoughts archives

2020-01-31: Finding out what directories exist with only basic shell builtins (a Unix shell trick)
2020-01-30: Some notes on Python's email.header.decode_header()
2020-01-29: Some effects of the ZFS DVA format on data layout and growing ZFS pools
Why ZFS is not good at growing and reshaping pools (or shrinking them)
2020-01-28: More badly encoded MIME Content-Disposition headers
2020-01-26: The real world is mutable (and consequences for system design)
How big our Prometheus setup is (as of January 2020)
2020-01-25: A network interface losing and regaining signal can have additional effects (in Linux)
2020-01-24: Go compared to Python for small scale system administration scripts and tools
2020-01-23: What we've written in Go at work and how it came about (as of January 2020)
2020-01-22: Why I've come to like that Go's type inference is limited
2020-01-20: The value of automation having ways to shut it off (a small story)
2020-01-19: Python 2, Apache's mod_wsgi, and its future in Linux distributions
Why a network connection becoming writable when it succeeds makes sense
2020-01-18: CUPS's page log, its use of SNMP, and (probably) why CUPS PPDs turn that off
2020-01-17: The question of how long Python 2 will be available in Linux distributions
2020-01-15: How Go's net.DialContext() stops things when the context is cancelled
Stopping udev from renaming your VLAN interfaces to bad names
2020-01-13: We may not want to use OCSP stapling in our web servers
Link: Mercurial's Journey to and Reflections on Python 3
2020-01-12: Sorting out the dates of Python 2's 'end of life'
How I now think you want to configure Apache for OCSP stapling
2020-01-10: OCSP stapling and what web servers and browsers do in the face of errors
Fedora 31 has decided to allow (and have) giant process IDs (PIDs)
2020-01-08: Why I use both uBlock Origin and uMatrix
My Firefox addons as of Firefox '74' (the current development version)
2020-01-07: eBPF based tools are still a work in progress on common Linuxes
2020-01-06: How I move files between iOS devices and Unix machines (using SSH)
2020-01-05: Why I prefer the script exporter for exposing script metrics to Prometheus
2020-01-04: Three ways to expose script-created metrics in Prometheus
2020-01-03: How job control made the SIGCHLD signal useful for (BSD) Unix
2020-01-01: The good and bad of errno in a traditional Unix environment

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