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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,…

Have lots of git repositories? Teensy git-360 is really helpful

UBOS development involves lots of git repositories: our own UBOS code, code to build UBOS, code from various developers with various apps, code to package those apps for UBOS ... and most of it is stored in separate git repositories. The common question: did I check in everything? what did I miss? Anybody who works…

Tech Titans’ Next Targets: Telcos and Cars

Apple has over $200 billion in revenue, growing 25% a year. Where are the next $50 or $100 billion going to come from? Mobile phones: no, that market is close to saturation. Desktops and laptops? Stagnant. Watch? Certainly not. All of them have room to grow, but not by 10's of billions of dollars every…