This December I graduated from Clemson University with my Masters degree in Computer Science. There were a lot of things I learned (obviously), but I think the most useful things I learned were not from the course material, but my outside learning and interactions with peers and professors.
ZFS is a great filesystem which I use on most of my systems and it makes full-drive backups a breeze. However, sometimes I want to backup to a non-ZFS system. These are the steps I use for fast and verified backups to a file on another computer.
Today I Learned about Kernel Same-page Merging (KSM)
I just got over having no internet at my apartment for over a week, and I can confirm that a trickle is better than nothing.
Setting up and maintaining a development environment is hard, especially when you need to destructively test features or libraries.
Changing a user's username on Linux requires no processes be running under that user. This makes sense, but what if we only have that user accessible through a SSh connection?
One of the most important parts of a working cluster is the interconnection and communication between nodes. While the networking side will not be covered now, a very important aspect will be: passwordless SSH.
The basics of getting a cluster of Raspberry Pis powered on and running. Full cluster configuration in later posts.
Clemson's School of Computing can be complicated. Here are some tips and tricks to get started quickly and make the most of the resources you have.
Clemson University’s computer labs store files across all the computers using network shares. You usually just access these shares on the lab machines, but you can also add the shares on your own computer as a network drive.
While it is always a shock to go from over 100Mbps to under 1Mbps, I think that we are in an age where low bandwidth is not a show-stopper.
I've wanted to start a blog for a while, and I thought I might as well start it on the first of the year. I think I finally have enough things I want to talk about that a blog is worth the effort.