At May First, disk i/o has been our most serious bottle neck for many years.
There are the printed remarks I made during the May First webinar on free software during the Corona Virus pandemic, which can be heard via the recording.
I know there is a pedagogically appropriate way to teach 6 year olds how to program and this is not it.
It seems counter intuitive - if ever there was a program in need of a graphical user interface, it’s a non-linear video editing program.
Welcome to the first (and given my laziness, possibly last) installment of the lazy bookkeeper.
[See update below.] After over a decade using mutt as my email client, I finally gave up pretending I didn’t want to see pretty pictures in my email and switched to Thunderbird.
Suppose you manage a multi-user server with wily and unpredictable users running compromisable web sites and email accounts with loads of email.
Surprise: rdiff-backup (given our particular constraints). As our data grows (and some filesystems balloon to over 800GBs, with many small files) we have started seeing our night time backups continue through the morning, causing serious disk i/o problems as our users wake up and regular usage rises.
A Google software engineer’s sexist screed against diversity has been making the rounds lately.
Tweaking my desktop seems to be my preferred form of procrastination.