Tag Archives: Unix

Plan 9 (not from outer space)

It looks like “Plan 9” (the operating system) ought to make for a nice cluster OS. It has a way to use Unix / Linux programs (that I’ve not investigated yet) and I could easily see using it for a ‘backend OS’ even if the front end was left another OS. Continue reading

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Why I Like BSD – It’s About Time…

A short polemic on BSD, Time, 64 bits, and why you will be hearing more about such things in the next 15 to 18 years. Continue reading

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Using Loop and Sparse File for EXT on NTFS File System

An interesting way to put a nice Linux EXT file system (or any other kind of file system) inside a big file on some other file system. Such as NTFS. This can avoid doing things like resizing an NTFS partition just to get a desired kind of Linux file system available. Continue reading

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Cloning USHCN Daily Data

How to clone a data archive in a one line script on a Linux machine that costs less than a nice dinner out. Continue reading

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Well, Things Faster Without Ads – DNS

A pleasant discovery of an ad blocking DNS provider along with a listing of many other DNS providers. Continue reading

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News Bits and Misc. Stuff

I’m going to take the ‘saved links’ for several different things and put them in one posting. In some cases they don’t justify a posting on their own, in others it’s just more effective to “get ‘r done” than sit … Continue reading

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Dear Sony (and any other company wanting security)

I’ve been hoping for a bit more detail on how the “hack” (really a “crack” or break-in) was done. I’m not particularly fond of spouting off about what was done ‘wrong’ when I don’t know just what was done. But … Continue reading

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