My talk “The Sheer Terror of PAM” was accepted to RustConf! It’s about making a Rust project at Tailscale and navigating the minefield full of lasers that is PAM’s C module API utilizing our crab overlord to gracefully jump over all the hazards. Served remote with laundry sauce.
I’m gonna try to make it over to Portland to hang out in person though. Can’t exactly do vtubing on-site yet, maybe when Sega makes the Hatsune Miku holographic projection tech affordable?
What do you do when your datacenter gets hit by a meteor? Think about this. Really think!
When you see literally any power of 2 being spit out of a script or tool and think that's kinda sus ඞ #justprogrammermoments
Someone wrote a really fun study about the CPU and Time overhead of Garbage Collectors in the JDK.
The paper finds that a GC can cost you somewhere north of 80% of CPU cycles and Time (ie, 80% more CPU cycles or Time used due to GC) at minimum and concludes that a low overhead GC remains "elusive".
And hence I like Rust, where the GC is a lie and my Types are turbofishing into yesterday.
Just finished loading up the tape library for work. 24 Tapes, each 18TB, about 20TB after compression. Makes about 480 TB of storage in there. About the size of 8 Pizza Cartoons. Next Step: Calibrating/Media Init of the tapes, which takes two hours per tape. That's gonna run over the weekend. And monday I can run the script that makes them all automagically encrypted.
All in all, not much work for half a petabyte of backups.
Programming and stuff
btw I use arch
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