Having looked at the AWS Academy introduction courses multiple times: I decided that they are completely useless as a learning tool. I don’t like that they read like a commercial, and they make the bizarre assumption that Linux experience is not a prerequisite. I decided to build my own Introduction to AWS course and I …Continue reading Free course: Introduction to AWS
Crap that’s happening in the open source world.
For a very long time I’ve been a Slackware user. I still happily run Slackware on my servers, but I moved to Linux Mint for all my workstations. One of the things that always pissed me off about non-Slackware distributions is the amount of time it takes to install new software. Sure in Slackware I …Continue reading Set up your own Linux Mint mirror for lightning-fast downloads
Not so long ago I wrote about how Google removed my app from Google Play, with no explanation. After that they also refused to delete my Google Play Developer account, because there might be people who still have my app even though it’s not in the store any more. And all along even though I …Continue reading Finally, my Android phone is Google-free
Sometimes I forget how many people open source software reaches. I was reading through my web server’s log analyser results and noticed a weird URL as a source of some traffic. Here’s a screenshot of what I found there: I don’t know whether it’s chinese or japanese or some other language, I just think this …Continue reading Asunder in Chinese
Actually, not dream – I used to hope. No, not even – I used to wish (as in “wishful thinking”) that one day there would be hundreds of thousands of people using my code. Some of my code shipped with Firefox forever ago so technically there are actually millions of people using my code. ISO …Continue reading I used to have a dream
Too many people I know have been telling me in the last few years how wonderful and beautiful markdown is. I never believed them, because I have quite a bit of experience with wiki markup, whose proponents have been saying exactly the same things about wiki markup for several years prior to markdown’s release. Just …Continue reading Markdown is readable? Yeah, and my prose is gold.
Since I expect this to be a long post, I’ll give you the answer at the top: both are in-effect critical sections, you should avoid performing unnecessary operations there at all cost. Or else it will cost you and other people days, months, years of wasted time. POSIX Signals I’ll start with a story about …Continue reading What does a POSIX signal handler and an SQL transaction have in common?
Everyone disables SELinux, it’s annoying! Hah! I’ve been saying that for years and years, but the quote above isn’t mine, it’s from Scott McCarty‘s security talk at LinuxCon 2016. The room was full of other Linux Pros and the statement was followed by way more nods than grimaces :) SELinux zealotry reminds me of the …Continue reading Everyone disables SELinux, it’s annoying!
Sometimes I don’t understand the world. One of the things I couldn’t understand is why it is so difficult to find an online clock that is simple and can be resized. For years I would google “clock” and variations of that, and all I would get back was crappy small digital clocks on pages 80%-full …Continue reading Test/Exam clock