lies, revisited

Thu 17 May 2018

In ‘Lies, Damned Lies and Benchmarks’ (2014) I wrote about varying measures of CPU power versus perception of speed, and concluded that there were no order-of-magnitude differences in affordable CPUs. Three and a half years later, there ought to be some change in the market. What’s the best bang-for-the-buck …


taking names

Tue 15 May 2018


the game of competing hypotheses

Sun 29 April 2018


on the spontaneous use of statistics

Sat 14 April 2018


engineering management advice

Sat 07 April 2018


zfs internal error

Wed 28 March 2018


quote of the day n+1th

Wed 14 March 2018


the cost of GPL is not in dollars

Wed 28 February 2018


revisiting Google Fi

Wed 21 February 2018


time is not money

Tue 16 January 2018


books at year end

Wed 27 December 2017


a most important job

Thu 21 December 2017


do not drink and sysadmin

Tue 12 December 2017


neutral restructuring

Thu 23 November 2017


wireguard setup

Sun 12 November 2017

Wireguard is a new open source VPN system being initially developed on Linux. I have two major use cases for such a thing: site-to-site protection, and backhauling traffic from a laptop or phone to my house.

Wireguard’s differentiators:

  • Small codebase, because there are very few options. For example, there …

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