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TPM 2.0 in qemu

If you want to test software which exploits TPM 2.0 functionality inside the qemu-kvm emulator, this can be challenging because the software stack is still quite new. Here is how I did it. First, you need a new enough qemu. … Continue reading

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Tagged window manager views

I find myself talking about these pretty frequently, and it seems many people have never actually heard about them, so a blog post seems appropriate. Window managers traditionally present (for “advanced” users) “virtual” desktops and/or “multiple” desktops. Different window managers … Continue reading

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History of containers

I’ve researched these dates several times now over the years, in preparation for several talks. So I’m posting it here for my own future reference. There are some…  “interesting” claims and posts out there about the history of containers.   In … Continue reading

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GTD tools

I’ve been using GTD to organize projects for a long time. The “tickler file” in particular is a crucial part of how I handle scheduling of upcoming and recurring tasks. I’ve blogged about some of the scripts I’ve written to … Continue reading

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Pockyt and edbrowse

I use r2e and pocket to follow tech related rss feeds. To read these I sometimes use the nook, sometimes use the pocket website, but often I use edbrowse and pockyt on a terminal. I tend to prefer this because … Continue reading

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Genoci and Lpack

Introduction I’ve been working on a pair of tools for manipulating OCI images: genoci, for GENerating OCI images, builds images according to a recipe in yaml format. lpack, the layer unpacker, unpacks an OCI image’s layers onto either btrfs subvolumes … Continue reading

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CNI for LXC

It’s now possible to use CNI (container networking interface) with lxc. Here is an example. This requires some recent upstream patches, so for simplicity let’s use the lxc packages for zesty in ppa:serge-hallyn/atom. Setup a zesty host with that ppa, … Continue reading

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