Wandering Thoughts archives

2020-03-31: My home DSL link really is fast enough to make remote X acceptable
2020-03-30: It's worth documenting the obvious (before it stops being obvious)
Notes on Grafana 'value groups' for dashboard variables
2020-03-29: I set up Python program options and arguments in a separate function
2020-03-28: The Prometheus host agent's CPU utilization metrics can be a bit weird
2020-03-27: OpenBSD's 'spinning' CPU time category
2020-03-26: Any KVM over IP systems need to be on secure networks
2020-03-25: The problem of your (our) external mail gateway using internal DNS views
2020-03-23: How we set up our ZFS filesystem hierarchy in our ZFS pools
Why we use 1U servers, and the two sides of them
2020-03-22: Avoiding the 'dangling else' language problem with mandatory block markers
2020-03-20: Wishing for a remote resilient server environment (now that it's too late)
2020-03-19: Make sure to keep useful labels in your Prometheus alert rules
Sorting out Go's 'for ... = range ..' and when it copies things
2020-03-18: Understanding X mouse cursors (and their several layers of history)
2020-03-17: A problem I'm having with my HiDPI display, remote X, and (X) cursors
2020-03-16: How Firefox could support automatically using local DNS over HTTPS servers
2020-03-15: Why the choice of DNS over HTTPS server needs to be automatic (a sysadmin view)
2020-03-14: The two meanings of 'DNS over HTTPS' today
2020-03-13: Sensible heuristics for when to use DNS over HTTPS can't work for us
2020-03-12: TLS increasingly exists in three different worlds
2020-03-11: Some notes on the state of DNS over HTTPS in Firefox (as of March 2020)
2020-03-09: Logging out of HTTP Basic Authentication in Firefox
What makes our Ubuntu updates driver program complicated
2020-03-08: How we sort of automate updating system packages across our Ubuntu machines
2020-03-07: Linux's iowait statistic and multi-CPU machines
2020-03-05: The problem of Unix iowait and multi-CPU machines
2020-03-04: Unix's iowait% is a narrow and limited measure that can be misleading
2020-03-03: One impact of the dropping of Python 2 from Linux distributions
2020-03-02: More or less what versions of Go support what OpenBSD releases (as of March 2020)
2020-03-01: The situation with Go on OpenBSD

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