Atum — Import strings as Erlang-like atoms in Python.

Posted on December 14, 2018 in software

Past few months I have been experimenting with a bunch of libraries/ frameworks that help with building networked applications - often in the form of API servers and clients. Many use JSON or another serialization on wire and utilize strings to pass around static information. Others use strings to configure the …


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ssh-keygen wrapper in Python 3.6

Posted on June 02, 2018 in software

A python script to make it easier to generate ssh keypairs.


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We Got Backups!

Posted on May 10, 2018 in fiction

C'mon, something should show up when you search for sysadmin microfiction X-)


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Static blog served globally in < 1s with one server.

Posted on April 20, 2018 in rants

Sharing the sheer joy of checking pretty much all boxes on automated performance tests.


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Restic and Backblaze B2 for backups

Posted on April 18, 2018 in software

Restic with Backblaze B2 is a great combination to keep multiple machines with similar data (vms, containers, source code…) backed up securely and for cheap. Here's my setup…


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Read The Docs, like a novel?

Posted on April 12, 2018 in rants

I've picked up a habit only recently - go through the entire documentation of a library/utility before trying it out.

Once I have read, not glanced over, sat down for 30-60 minutes and read the documentation, I start from an index file - such as __init__.py for python modules or …


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The Moon

Posted on April 11, 2018 in photos

Some photos of the moon made with Nikon B700 Superzoom point-and-shoot camera.


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Why FreeBSD #98

Posted on April 09, 2018 in technology

FreeBSD has been production-ready far longer than my career.

If you found a mentor who has been in the business of keeping businesses like yours running since you were a wee kid, you would likely pay attention to their advice.

FreeBSD has opinions, backed by experience and experiments. It has …


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Run musicpd (mpd) inside FreeBSD jail

Posted on April 08, 2018 in software

These are rough notes that I made while going about installing mpd inside a jail.


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Found Software #1

Posted on April 05, 2018 in software

Software / utilities I stumbled into and liked:

sshrc

If you have more than one entry in your ~/.ssh/config, this tool will help you carry your local bash preferences over to a remote login.

My preferences common to remote and local are set in ~/.sshrc, which is sourced in …


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