Category: Medium

  • Some thoughts on Rust

    Some backstory I have needed a tool to manage my local Ubuntu and Debian mirrors. Aptly is probably the best tool available to do the job right now. However, none of the available tools are actually great. Most are in varying degrees of non-maintenance or throw out hordes of errors because they look for every […]

  • Don’t leave web server performance on the table.

    If you followed the WordPress Install Guide you are leaving performance on the table for your website. The WordPress Install Guide defaults to Apache’s mod PHP which is definitely leaving performance on the table. Here is how to fix that in Ubuntu 20.04: install php-fpm: sudo apt install php-fpm disable mod_php and mpm_prefork: sudo a2dismod […]

  • ZFS Backup Tool Part 3

    Today’s project is parsing a snapshot into a custom datatype that gives us more accessible options to manipulate snapshots. First, the regular expression strings need to be moved into separate files so I can reference them across other files. The essential parts of a snapshot are: the pool name the filesystem tree the Interval the […]

  • ZFS Backup Tool Part 2

    Recognizing a snapshot made by zfs-auto-snapshot. First, what does a list of these snapshots look like? I trimmed the previous list down a bit. So what is a regular expression that will match this? The first question is which regular expression library am I using? I am writing this tool in Go. Thus I will […]