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Unprivileged container builds using stacker

One of the primary goals of user namespaces was to provide the ability for unprivileged users to have their own range of uids over which they would have privilege, with minimal need for setuid programs and no risk (barring bugs … Continue reading

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Outdoors laptop (part 2)

Some time ago I posted about wanting an outdoor laptop. The first option I listed was a panasonic toughbook. Recently (a year and a half later) I finally ordered one. I ordered from bobjohnson.com, because the people there are a … Continue reading

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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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