Currently browsing category

Technical, Page 2

Trying out IPFS — it was easy

Sitting at the decentralized web summit today, there's lots of talk about IPFS. So I played with it while they were talking. It was much simpler to set up than I thought. Here are my steps: I run Arch Linux (in VirtualBox, on my Mac) pacman -S ipfs-go ipfs daemon & Created a file called…

We need system-wide travel route optimization

My family and I had a harrowing experience attempting to get from Silicon Valley to Puerto Rico with "only" one overnight flight just before Christmas. It involved a broken plane, a lost connection, attempts to split the party, put us up an additional night in NY or route us through Mexico. But in particular it…

Installing Arch Linux on an Acer Cloudbook

The Acer Cloudbook is one of the cheapest laptops on the market. It's also light, thin and quite nice, and so I picked one up from Fry's to use as a travel laptop. It comes with Windows pre-installed, unfortunately, but of course I didn't want that. Here are my notes how I got Arch Linux…

Giving up on nftables

Supposedly, nftables is the successor to iptables. So when implementing a firewall for UBOS, the logical thing to do is to use the new thing instead of the clumsier old thing. But I give up. I cannot figure out how this thing works. All the how-to pages that I found essentially have the same examples,…