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Performance misconceptions on storage networks

The piece of spinning Fe3O4 (ie rust) is by far the slowest piece of equipment in the IO stack. Heck, they didn’t invent SSD and Flash for nothing,...

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Open Source Storage (part 2)

Six years ago I wrote this article : Open Source Storage in which I described that storage will become “Software Defined”. Basically I already predicted SDN before the [..]

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Getting rid of browser cache polution

I always try to keep a clean slate on my Linux box. Not only when it comes to security but one thing I really hate is the massive [..]

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Why Docker is the new VMware

5 Years ago wrote this article: Server virtualisation is the result of software development incompetence Yes, it has given me some grief given the fact 99% of respondents [..]

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Blurry Fonts on X

This is not really a blog post more a note to self. After pulling my hair out because after an update of the X-server and Gnome on my [..]

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Why partition alignment on disk matters (Linux)

Linux has been pretty good with and for storage. The sheer volume of options w.r.t. filesystems, volume-managers, access methods (FC, iSCSI, NFS, DAS etc), multi-pathingĀ  but also the [..]

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SUSE stops support for LibreOffice

On December 3rd SUSE announced it no longer supports LibreOffice as part of its core business. This doesn’t come as a surprise since LO is a pretty beefy [..]

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Calculator via CLI

As an engineer dealing with storage I do get a hell-of-alot of info in either binary, hex, octal or decimal format. It’s always a PITA to convert these [..]

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Google Earth on Linux 64

I use Google Eearth fairly regularly for all sort of things. I like searching places around the world and looking at additional info from for instance National Geographic. [..]

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NVidia driver will not install on FC17 & FC18 & FC19

It was that time of year again. The bi-annual kernel upgrade on my Fedora 17 desktop. Normally this all goes very smooth and this time it was no [..]

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