Tagged: Real Life

Situations or concept coming from real-life experience or useful for it.

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Building a reliable NAS – Part 1

So I had been mulling over this idea for a while: building a NAS. “Why would I build one, if I could build a reliable one?” I thought soon after. And that’s how this post series...

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Y2038 and Millennium Bug, analysis of a disaster

If you’re old enough you’ve surely heard of this event: the Millennium Bug. No it isn’t some resonant media news, it was or rather is one of the most feared bugs in the computer history.

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Ubuntu: how to remove older kernels automatically

Today, for the first time I encountered a strange behaviour on a machine with Ubuntu 15.10 . The problem itself was quite strange and rendered the machine unusable with default boot settings.

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SSL: What is it? Do I need it?

SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is the industry standard to secure a link between two computers, usually server and client. SSL and its successor TLS are so your first choice, but do you really need it? And...

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OpenStack use cases and tips

OpenStack is probably one of the most fast-growing project in the history of Open Source and as such it is prone to be obfuscated by its shininess. Understanding when and even IF to employ a solution...