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Making Light

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Hey quick question, is it a normal thing to be so used to struggling to make things work right that when you try something new and it works exactly right on the first try that you feel kind of strangely sad and empty? Or is that super weird and probably really unhealthy and hey mhoye […]

Free() As In Going To The Mattresses

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If you’ve updated a mainstream Linux recently and it feels like everything is inexplicably crashy and unreliable when you’re trying to get anything of substance done, particularly on smaller machines, it’s not just you. Fedora and Ubuntu have both started shipping with systemd-oomd – an unproven SystemD OOM-killer – turned by default, on the desktop […]

Setting Back Up

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Getting this thing spun back up was a bit of an adventure – as you are no doubt unfortunately aware: software – and I wanted a few things out of my new setup, among those being “self-hosted WordPress backed by SQLite”, “https”, “cleanly importing the old data” and a few other modest housekeeping improvements. I’m […]

Service Resumption

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Apologies for the interruption, and the ugly defaults. Content has returned and full service will resume shortly. Please enjoy our new LetsEncrypt cert, a tolerable theme will be along shortly. I have some recovery-editing to do, because the the WordPress import/export process is remarkably bad at importing things that have been exported.

Misunderstood

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On his deathbed, in the final moments, an angel appears radiant and glorious by Machiavelli’s bedside. Niccolo, it says in a gentle, sonorous whisper, your time here comes to an end. Come, the hour has struck that you must move on; know in your rest that your works will endure. Among kings, queens, he asks […]

Priorities, Redux

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Me, unixy old person: “… and before end to end encryption was standardized, that meant that something called replay attacks were possible. To mitigate this, kerberos authentication was invented, which…” A young unixy person: “Can I pet Kerberos?” Me: “what” “Kerberos was named for the three-headed dog that guards the gates of the underworld, right?” […]