Wandering Thoughts archives

2023-02-07: What I want in Prometheus (as a whole) is aggregating alert notifications
2023-02-06: Rsync'ing (only) some of the top level pieces of a directory
2023-02-05: Some things on Prometheus's new feature to keep alerts firing for a while
2023-02-04: The practical appeal of a mesh-capable VPN solution
2023-02-03: In a university, people want to use our IPs even for external traffic
2023-02-02: A gotcha when making partial copies of Prometheus's database with rsync
2023-02-01: C was not created as an abstract machine (of course)
2023-01-31: I've had bad luck with transparent hugepages on my Linux machines
2023-01-30: One reason I still prefer BIOS MBR booting over UEFI
2023-01-29: The CPU architectural question of what is a (reserved) NOP
2023-01-28: I should assume contexts aren't retained in Go APIs
2023-01-27: Some thoughts on whether and when TRIM'ing ZFS pools is useful
2023-01-26: Some notes on using using TRIM on SSDs with ZFS on Linux
2023-01-25: You should back up the settings for your Firefox addons periodically
2023-01-24: Linux software RAID mirrors, booting, mdadm.conf, and disk counts for non-fun
2023-01-23: I should always make a checklist for anything complicated
2023-01-22: How Let's Encrypt accounts are linked to your certificates in Certbot
2023-01-21: How Prometheus makes good use of the HTTP Accept: header
2023-01-20: An instruction oddity in the ppc64 (PowerPC 64-bit) architecture
2023-01-19: My twitch about adding a shim in front of a (shell script) interpreter
2023-01-18: Some things on SSDs and their support for explicitly discarding blocks
2023-01-17: An aggressive, stealthy web spider operating from Microsoft IP space
2023-01-16: Backporting changes is clearly hard, which is a good reason to avoid it
2023-01-15: Some weird effects you can get from shared Let's Encrypt accounts
2023-01-14: Your server BMCs can need to be rebooted every so often
2023-01-13: Ubuntu 22.04 LTS servers and phased apt updates
2023-01-12: A browser tweak for system administrators doing (web) network debugging
2023-01-11: Sometimes it actually is a kernel bug: bind() in Linux 6.0.16
2023-01-10: My Git settings for carrying local changes on top of upstream development
2023-01-09: In Python, zero is zero regardless of the number type
Link: X Window System Basics
2023-01-08: Let's Encrypt's complex authorization process and multi-name TLS certificates
2023-01-07: Our ZFS spares handling system sort of relies on our patterns of disk usage
2023-01-06: Setting alerts is a chance to figure out what you really care about
2023-01-05: The different sorts of 'iconification' of windows in X
2023-01-04: Finding people's use of /usr/bin/python with the Linux audit framework
2023-01-03: Some thoughts on Prometheus Alertmanager's alert reminders
2023-01-02: Debian has removed Python 2 from its next version
2023-01-01: Research Unix V2 already had a lot of what we think of as 'Unix'
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