Articles and News

Uncovering a 24-Year-Old Bug in the Linux Kernel

The author analyzes an old issue in the Linux kernel TCP implementation.

#linux #tcp

(Very) Basic Intro to Elliptic Curve Cryptography

In this post, the author gives a short introduction to ECC (Elliptic Curve Cryptography.)

#cryptography #elliptic-curve

ENIAC Turns 75

This article gives an insight into the history of the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.

#eniac #computer-history

Babelfish: The Elephant in the Room?

In this post, the author reflects on how Amazon AWS’s Babelfish will influence PostgreSQL.

#postgresql #aws-babelfish

Staying Safe With .NET Containers

This post gives some general security advice in working with .NET containers.

#dotnet #container

Farmers Are Having to Hack Their Own Tractors Just to Make Repairs

This article shows the consequences of proprietary, closed software finding its way more and more into farming.

#right-to-repair #agriculture


The author suggests defining a single place where SRE should document temporary information on systems and their operation.

#sre #devops #notam

Consensus is Harder Than It Looks

This article highlights three challenges in consensus for highly available systems.


Releases and Projects

Rust 1.50.0

»For this release, we have improved array indexing, expanded safe access to union fields, and added to the standard library.«

#rust #type:release


FileRun is a self-hosted file manager.

#file-sharing #self-hosted


Home of the ncurses-based disk usage analyzer; also contains a list with similar projects.



plocate is a faster mlocate replacement with a smaller index footprint.


»Minimalist and opinionated feed reader.«


Beej’s Guide to Network Programming

#network #network-programming #learning