Sat 04 August 2018
Sun 29 July 2018
Thu 26 July 2018
Mon 09 July 2018
Someone on the
debian-user list just discovered that
gpt partitioning allows you to put 128 partitions on a disk. They got really excited at the granularity that would allow. They weren’t thinking about the exciting maintenance procedures that would inevitably follow – not enough space here, too much space there …
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 …
Tue 15 May 2018
Wed 28 February 2018
Thu 21 December 2017
Your company probably needs a librarian. Maybe more than one.
A modern librarian selects, installs, configures and administrates knowledge management software. They are experts in organizational methods and search techniques.
A librarian may take in paper documents and convert them to electronic formats. Everything gets stored, indexed, and made searchable …
Thu 23 November 2017
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.
Small codebase, because there are very few options. For example, there …
Sat 28 October 2017
Thu 07 September 2017
For any given technology, there will exist at least one point in time in which people are simultaneously not trusting it for being too new and unproven, and other people are depending on it in production.
( – me )
Every decision involves a cost/benefit analysis. Sometimes they are formal; often they …
Wed 06 September 2017
Thu 10 August 2017
Ken MacLeod writes science fiction. His job to write stories that entertain us while, perhaps, presenting some interesting ideas. He doesn’t have to be a prognosticator. Nobody really thinks that the future of humanity will be to separate into fast-thinking, fast-evolving AIs in Jovian orbit versus nanotech-equipped paranoid biological …
Mon 12 June 2017
People are overwhelmed with email.
In response, they declare email bankruptcy — that means that they arbitrarily delete their inboxes and hope the problem will magically fix itself — or adopt strange methodologies.
Here is the one true method of dealing with email. It works. It requires some setup. It requires some …