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What do you do when your datacenter gets hit by a meteor? Think about this. Really think!

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Today's wordle attempt


Geplante „Chatkontrolle“ der Kommission aus Sicht des Datenschutzes – ein Thread nach erster Prüfung: Der Entwurf der Kommission ist nicht vereinbar mit unseren europäischen Werten und kollidiert mit geltendem Datenschutzrecht.

When you see literally any power of 2 being spit out of a script or tool and think that's kinda sus ඞ

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.

Day 2664 of Bareos not supporting ZSTD compression

in case you're wondering why there was downtime; one of the host VM's decided to implode

Redoing the setup to be simpler is definitely on my todo list. Mayhaps with NixOS?

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will be upgrading, I don't expect any downtime

@[email protected] We want Ukraine to win this war. But we also want to set the conditions for Ukraine's success in the aftermath of the war.

The first step is immediate relief. In the second phase, there is a wider reconstruction effort.



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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.

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