Using Qubes OS for Fun and Profit

Note: This review assumes the reader has a basic understanding of what Qubes OS is and how it works. Please refer to their site for introductory information. I have been using Qubes OS full time for about six months. The design and architecture have intrigued me for much longer than I have been using it. […]

The Anatomy of a Flash Sale Fail

Capacity planning is not a black art. But when it comes to sites doing a scheduled flash sale or a person with a large number of social media followers (over 1mil) it can get ugly fast! I witnessed this today for a site that was opening up new memberships at a specific time. Their site […]

My Favorite CLI Applications

I have been somewhat of a terminal junkie for well over 20 years. Right now some of my favorite CLI applications are: Rainbowstream – Twitter on the command line IRSSI – IRC client (works with Slack too!) MUTT – email client MOC – music player htop – top but prettier finch – basic Pidgin for […]

Using ownCloud as a Home Based Personal Cloud

I use many devices in many places and find simple set-it-and-forget-it services like Dropbox make my life much easier. I always need access to many different files on a daily basis. Yet I like many others are not comfortable with some of the privacy policies or terms of service most 3rd party services force you […]