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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…

A Diet for Java (diet4j)

When Java was introduced to an incredible reception in 1995 -- I had just come to California -- Sun was the king of the Unix systems manufacturers. While there were still others like HP, IBM and Silicon Graphics, Sun had the momentum: Sun pioneered "open systems", it open-sourced even its chip designs, and it had…

The UBOS Shepherd rules their #IoT Device Flock with a Staff

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about how to manage large numbers of intelligent devices in our homes, the #IndieIoT way. Let's say you pick up two dozen WiFi-enabled motion detectors or thermometers from the store and put them into your home: one or two for each room, hallway, window, attic, dog kennel,…