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    Interesting and relevant links I found.

    Slow memory allocation due to Transparent Huge Pages (THP)

    6th August 2018

    Your software needs tons of RAM, and runs a bit too slow on your super-duper HPC cluster? Read this: Slow memory allocation due to Transparent Huge Pages (THP)

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    World Cup’s mysterious path to Russia: the Daily podcast episode

    8th July 2018

    …is worth a listen: https://castbox.fm/episode/The-World-Cup’s-Mysterious-Path-to-Russia-id463650-id81720904

    The 2018 World Cup is now underway in Russia. The story of how it ended up there involves some names you might recognize: James Comey, Robert Mueller and Christopher Steele. Guest: Ken Bensinger, author of “Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World’s Biggest Sports Scandal,” who has written about this story for The New York Times.

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    Raspberry Pi Colocation service

    29th December 2016

    Update: no longer offered, link removed…

    Exactly what the title says: Raspberry Pi colocation service, yay! At only 30 EUR/year as of this writing.

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    Mail-in-a-box, Sovereign, Modoboa, iRedMail, etc

    28th December 2016

    Preparing to dismantle my physical server (and move different hosted things to one or more VPS),
    I’ve realized that an email server is necessary: to send website-generated emails, and also
    receive a few rare contact requests arriving at the websites.

    My current email server was configured eons ago, it works well,
    but I have no desire to painfully transfer all the configuration…
    Better install something new, shiny and exciting, right? :)

    I had 3 #self-hosted, #mail-server bookmarks:

    (Sovereign, the 4th one, was addded after reading more about Mail-in-a-box.)

    Here are my notes on what seemed important about these 4.
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    The sugar conspiracy

    19th June 2016

    A long but interesting read: The Sugar Conspiracy.

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    TSW-friendly task and note management software

    5th June 2016

    A while ago I was looking for GTD/TSW-compatible android app.
    I ended up using Trello, Keep, and Calendar.

    But I always keep looking for new/improved tools, as right now I feel the best one does not exist…
    (If the best one can exist at all – requirements and conditions change all the time, so there is no fixed perfect immovable target.)

    I have been contemplating trying out the TSW methodology, but neither Keep nor Trello are quite there yet.
    I ended up using Evernote; after recent management changes and actually trying to become profitable it may as well last long enough.

    Everything was fine and calm until I have found workflowy yesterday.
    In essence, it is very similar to the text-file-based system that I have been using for at least half a year.

    Briefly, it is a web-based text editor on steroids, with possibly infinite nesting lists and seemingly full keyboard shortcuts control – no mouse needed.
    I recommend that you try the demo – it seems to be fully functional, and there is no need to sign up.

    This discovery made me read through pages and pages of this class of software tools.
    Here is a very brief summary of my findings: Read the rest of this entry »

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    Recommended: “Parasyte: The Maxim”

    30th January 2016

    Parasyte: The Maxim (2014) on IMDb

    This anime is the best that I have watched since (all seasons/full features of) Ghost in the Shell. In fact, I like this one more than Steins;Gate – which I can also recommend, but it takes patience to watch the first 3-4 episodes. With Parasyte, no patience is necessary: it is a very smooth flow from the very start until the very end. Luckily, season 1 is all there is. Just like with the legendary single season of Firefly :)

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