Articles and News

Nextcloud, Open-Xchange, and Univention Partner To Create Sovereign Productivity Suite

Three well-known open-source software companies join forces to provide a software suite specifically designed for the German public sector.

#nextcloud #univention #open-xchange #open-source #digital-sovereignty

Improving How We Deploy GitHub

This blog post gives insight into the recent deployment improvements of GitHub.

#github #ci-cd

System Separation in the Continental Europe Synchronous Area on 8 January 2021

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) analyzed the incident that nearly led to a blackout in Europe.

#blackout #entsoe #kritis

Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2020

Backblaze, the storage and data backup company, released their new hard drive reliability stats.

#hard-drive #storage

Achieving 11M IOPS & 66 GB/s IO on a Single ThreadRipper Workstation

The author shows what impressive IO performance a single workstation can deliver today.


Controlling Your Destiny

A short reminder that you should always own your platform.


Wikimedia’s CDN

This blog post is the third of a three-part series that describes how Wikimedia’s own CDN evolved. The previous posts are linked there.

#wikimedia #cdn

Latex Tagged PDF Feasility Evaluation

This report shows, what is needed, to automatically generate tagged PDFs from Latex in the future.

#pdf #latex #tagged-pdf #accessibility

Fast Commits for ext4

The article explains how the optimization of the ext4 journaling leads to increased performance.

#file-systems #ext4

Projects and Releases

A Dedicated Licence for Open-Source Hardware: CERN OHL Approved by OSI

»The OSI (Open Source Initiative) has approved version 2 of CERN’s Open Hardware License (OHL), meaning it conforms to its Open Source Definition and respects the ideals and ethos of the movement.«

#open-source #open-source-hardware

OPNsense 21.1

Release 21.1 of OPNsense brings improved firewall rules and NAT categories, traffic graphs supporting IPv6, advanced intrusion detection management, and aliases for MAC addresses.

#opnsense #type:release


crog is a command-line file transfer utility.

#command-line #file-transfer


Broot allows more comfortable command-line directory listing and browsing.

#command-line #directory-listing


espanso is a cross-platform text expander.


The Biggest Shell Programs in the World