The Weekly Weird - 2017-01-13

The Weekly Weird - 2017-01-06

The Weekly Weird - 2016-12-30

The Weekly Weird - 2016-12-24

  • Give Brendan Gregg 15 minutes to explain why linux tracing is awesome.
  • Fastly (a cdn) talks about building their network software. Part 1, in which routers are complained about is fine but there's some real cleverness in Part 2. Come for FIB, stay for ARP.
  • Speaking of networking, I've been trying to figure out what to do with my home network. Right now I have a gaming desktop that I almost never use, a big ol ZFS storage box and the shitty router my ISP provided. I'd like to upgrade to a faster LAN between the two because 1gbe is just not fast enough to put my Steam library on an iscsi zvol.
  • To properly secure a device from physical intrusion, be sure to test it against the most diabolical, methodical and patient attacker you can come up with: Sprocket H.G. Shopcat.
  • A nice article on Go's garbage collection with an ensuing masterclass on gc design on the mechanical-sympathy mailing list.

The Weekly Weird - 2016-12-16

The Weekly Weird - 2016-12-09

The Weekly Weird - 2016-11-26

Slightly delayed, I was in a tryptophan-induced dissociative fugue yesterday.

The Weekly Weird - 2016-11-18

"Arrival" is excellent. You should see it before you read even a single word about it.

The Weekly Weird - 2016-11-11

There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.
This too shall pass. 

Despite that, I'm not finding trolling the internet for news that much fun right now so expect fewer, shorter Weirds.

The Weekly Weird - 2016-11-04

Today's factoid of the week: passwords beginning with /! (slash, bang) are bash-history safe and irc-safe-ish. The more you know!