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Rescuing Ancient FreeBSD Discs with Linux

The ancient FreeBSD/i386 box that was running cgi.aggregate.org finally keeled over. I just blew my afternoon/evening scraping the data off of it because while the most critical stuff was backed up, not everything was. Some keyword and error string filled … Continue reading

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Linux Future

Some time ago I came across yet another angry discussion[1] about systemd, and have been reading and thinking a great deal about the design of Systemd, and what it says about Linux. I’ve come to realize that the strife in … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of the KAOS Lab Thought Process

In which a simple “Do you know an easy way to convert an integer into a string of (character) digits?” turned into an expedition into ancient UNIX codebases. The process went something like this: Labmate: Do you know an easy … Continue reading

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