LVM Cache Surprises

By far the biggest LVM Cache surprise is just how well it works.

Putty Problems

I upgraded my first servers from buster to bullseye over the weekend and it went very smoothly, so big thank you to all the debian developers who contributed your labor to the bullseye release!

Anyone still using gitweb?

It seems like the self-hosting git world has all moved to gitlab or gitea.

Fixing old PHP code

I wrote a control panel in 2005 using PHP, without any framework.

Google and Bitly

It seems I’m the only person on the Internet who didn’t know sending email to Google with bit.

From Ikiwiki to Hugo

Back in the days of Etch, I converted this blog from Drupal to ikiwiki.

How to Meet Online with Simultaneous Interpretation

May First Movement Technology has been running a public Jitsi Meet instance since well before the pandemic to support Internet-based, video meetings for folks who don’t want to rely on corporate and proprietary infrastructure.

From openbox to sway

I’ve been running the Openbox window manager since 2005. That’s longer then I’ve lived in any one apartment in my entire life!

The problem with Richard Stallman is not about free speech

Free speech and censorship are critically important issues. And, using them to defend Richard Stallman’s return to the Free Software Foundation (FSF) board is just plain wrong.

So... is Signal good or bad?

After Facebook updated their Whatsapp privacy policy, and a certain rich capitalist who doesn’t like Facebook for reasons different then mine told the world to use Signal, Signal’s downloads went up by 4,200%.