Stable As A Two-Legged Stool I am writing this blog post in more than a bit of an agitated state, having just gone through about a 3-month period where NetBSD was crashing on a more than weekly basis. Since the upgrade to 7.0.2, my server has been plagued with instability. Initially, I suspected memory problems, and replaced … Continue reading NetBSD 7.0.2 UVM Faults
Trouble getting your posts page to display only excerpts? You are not the only one. Many WordPress themes don’t actually support the feature – even the bundled and default WordPress themes seem lacking (notably, the Twenty-Thirteen theme that this site uses). Clicking on a category or index page shows the full posts, and is a … Continue reading Fixing Excerpts in WordPress Themes
Here there be dragons. And cats. [ snip from compiling ncat and nmap via pkgsrc ]
“All the cool kids are doing it”
[Update 09/02/17: This guide is for the M.2 version of the SP600, not the 2.5″ SATA version, which has firmware updates available and might not encounter this problem] When I upgraded my C720’s SSD, I unexpectedly started running into weird errors that would hang the system. Checking the system logs provided little insight, beyond showing non-ASCII characters … Continue reading Getting the ADATA SP600 to Work with ALPM
Chromebooks aren’t exactly big on storage, but thankfully my model of c720 at least came with a 32GB Kingston SSD rather than the usual 16GB Kingston unit – biding my time until I finally filled it up. I plunged for a 128GB Adata drive this Christmas when I found one on sale. Despite being “easy”, … Continue reading Acer c720 SSD Upgrade
NetBSD 7.0.2 is here! This release fixes a number of small bugs that cropped up since 7.0.1. Most notably, OpenSSL updates from 1.0.1s to 1.0.1u, fixing a number of CVEs in the process. The official announcment and binary builds are now up on the site!
There’s just something magical about vacuum tube stereos. For me, it’s the combination aesthetics and sound quality. These two considerations almost appear to be interlinked; the glowing filaments seem to add a feeling of life to an otherwise bland appliance. The warm, vibrant tones of tube-equipped amplifiers make even inexpensive amps interesting to own. After … Continue reading DIY ‘Hi-Fi’: Tube Audio on a Tight Budget