Wed 15 July 2020
Tue 16 June 2020
Mon 08 June 2020
Mon 08 June 2020
Thu 28 May 2020
Thu 12 March 2020
Who do you trust? And do you trust them indefinitely far into the future?
If you have specific reasons to believe you will be targetted by an interested, competent, resourceful attacker: you need serious information security measures, which will be painful and potentially expensive in both time and money. I …
Sat 22 February 2020
Sun 29 December 2019
As of version 27, forked-daapd works well enough for my purposes.
forked-daapd is an audio streaming server and webclient for same; it offers compatibility with:
- iTunes and Rhythmbox clients
- AirPlay speakers, including Shairport
- MPD clients
- any mp3 stream client, like VLC
- Roku Soundbridge
Of these, you can no longer …
Thu 19 December 2019
The scientific method goes boing.
- Form a question.
- Observe evidence.
- Form hypotheses.
- Create experiments.
- Observe results.
- Compare hypotheses.
- Be critical.
The scientific method runs off the rails in step 2 and explodes into uncertainty in step 3. It turns out that observing evidence is rarely easy or straightforward: it's a …
Wed 27 November 2019
Tue 05 November 2019
Tue 29 October 2019
Sun 06 October 2019
Centralized facilities are easier to manage. Centralized facilities are easier to control.
Distributed facilities are harder to manage, harder to control.
Centralized facilities need expensive, difficult redundancies to maintain function during a partial outage. Distributed facilities need coordination.
Centralized is cheaper than distributed if you don't pay for the things …
Tue 20 August 2019
Fri 12 July 2019
This is a reminder that spinning storage is still useful for large data dumps, media, backups, and other bulky things that you don't need to change continuously.
But mostly, it's cost-effective. The two current sweet spots for capacity/performance (assuming brand-name, non-sale, 7200RPM SATA3 3.5" disks) are at 4TB …