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Easy way to create a Debian package and repository

Interesting article over at Linuxconfig.org: This article describes a simple way on how to create a home made debian package and include it into a local package repository. Although we could use a existing Debian/Ubuntu package, we will start from scratch by creating our own minimalistic unofficial debian package. Once our package is ready, we […]

Regular expression Denial of Service (ReDoS)

It's only logical, but I hadn't really thought about it much. Turns out Regular Expression can be vulnerable to external Denial of Service attacks.

Lessons on development of 64-bit C/C++ applications

Lessons on development of 64-bit C/C++ applications: The course is devoted to creation of 64-bit applications in C/C++ language and is intended for the Windows developers who use Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010 environment. Developers working with other 64-bit operating systems will learn much interesting as well. The course will consider all the steps of creating a […]

Handling network mounts on a very mobile laptop?

I have a laptop that travels with me to work as well as being used at home. I have a number of network CIFS mounts that I like to have available when I am at home, so I have them set to "auto" in /etc/fstab. […] The problem is that when I shift locations, I […]


ArchFS is a FUSE (user-space, so it does not require a special kernel module, other than the FUSE kernel module) file system on top of rdiff-backup (an incremental backup tool). It allows you to mount a rdiff-backup repository and then provides an easy way to maneuver through the various revisions in that repository.

Software Bashing

We started a new site where we can vent our rage on all things sucky about software: Software Bashing: We hate software. With a passion: Fact: All software sucks. We're here to show you exactly why, and just how much it truly sucks. We don't discriminate against vendor or development model; all software sucks. We […]

TCP performance

Here's an interesting article on trying to understand TCP performance. It discusses how the TCP flow-control window (receive buffer), window scaling, selective ACKs and some other TCP features/options affect your link's speed. Of course it's only a tiny fraction of the total picture that is link performance, but it's an interesting read. There's also a […]

Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice

Talks Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice: Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.

How Democracy works…

Here's a good example of how democracy works: NASA Christens Space Station Treadmill 'COLBERT'.

Terminator – Splitting Terminal Emulator

I use terminals a lot. Some years ago, there was a terminal emulator called Gnome-multi-terminal, which could be split horizontally and vertically, and thus giving optimum workspace usage when using many terminals. Gnome-multi-terminal wasn't being maintained anymore (or at least not regularly) and started displaying some buggy behaviour in newer versions of Debian and Ubuntu. […]