Wandering Thoughts archives

2024-02-29: The speed of improvement in servers may have slowed down
2024-02-28: Detecting absent Prometheus metrics without knowing their labels
2024-02-27: Our probably-typical (lack of) machine inventory situation
2024-02-26: How to make your GNU Emacs commands 'relevant' for M-X
2024-02-25: Open source culture and the valorization of public work
2024-02-24: The Go 'range over functions' proposal and user-written container types
2024-02-23: Fixing my problem of a stuck 'dnf updateinfo info' on Fedora Linux
2024-02-22: A recent abrupt change in Internet SSH brute force attacks against us
2024-02-21: What ZIL metrics are exposed by (Open)ZFS on Linux
2024-02-20: NetworkManager won't share network interfaces, which is a problem
2024-02-19: The flow of activity in the ZFS Intent Log (as I understand it)
2024-02-18: Even big websites may still be manually managing TLS certificates (or close)
2024-02-17: We outsource our public web presence and that's fine
2024-02-16: Options for genuine ECC RAM on the desktop in (early) 2024
2024-02-15: (Some) X window managers deliberately use off-screen windows
2024-02-14: Understanding a recent optimization to Go's reflect.TypeFor
2024-02-13: What is in (Open)ZFS's per-pool "txgs" /proc file on Linux
2024-02-12: Linux kernel boot messages and seeing if your AMD system has ECC
2024-02-11: Go 1.22's go/types Alias type shows the challenge of API compatibility
2024-02-10: My plan for backups of my home machine (as of early 2024)
2024-02-09: Compatibility lingers long after it's needed (until it gets noticed)
2024-02-08: Accidentally making windows vanish in my old-fashioned Unix X environment
2024-02-07: What I'd like in a hypothetical new desktop machine in 2024
2024-02-06: What the max_connect Linux NFS v4 mount parameter seems to do
2024-02-05: We might want to regularly keep track of how important each server is
2024-02-04: I switched to explicit imports of things in our Django application
2024-02-03: Solving one of our Django problems in a sideways, brute force way
2024-02-02: One of my MH-E customizations: 'narrow-to-pending' (refiles and deletes)
2024-02-01: Our Django application is now using Python 3 and a modern Django

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