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systemd to sysvinit: why so slow?

Tue 05 November 2019

new phone, who dis

Tue 29 October 2019

easy, cheap, good

Sun 06 October 2019

bad cable, no biscuit

Tue 20 August 2019

spinning disks are still cost-effective

Fri 12 July 2019

sysvinit in debian buster

Tue 25 June 2019

low power cpus

Wed 15 May 2019

leaving Amazon reviews: a policy

Wed 17 April 2019

dominant data formats

Thu 21 March 2019

technology marches onwards

Tue 26 February 2019

how much memory do you need?

Tue 22 January 2019

linux install: HP Envy 13z

Sat 15 December 2018

the difference between peak and sustained usage

Wed 12 December 2018

cycle of reincarnation

Sat 17 November 2018

advice on buying firewall hardware

Mon 22 October 2018

Several people have asked me recently what hardware I would buy today for use as a home firewall.

for a total of $176, including shipping. Links were accurate as of October 22, 2018.

This gets you a tiny box, similar in size to random commercial house router/firewall/wifi access points, which can run a standard Linux operating system with a complex firewall running at 1 Gb/s in and out, more RAM than strictly necessary, and an SSD which is both very large (and therefore can last a very long time) and boot the system quickly enough that you can do a reboot without losing TCP sessions.

I would also recommend a medium-sized USB thumb drive to set up as an emergency booting and backup device. Call it another $15 or so.

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