There are KEY facts which are omitted from the narrative when Azerbaijan talks about its “internationally recognized” borders & the “Four U.N. Resolutions” which it constantly and repetitively discusses. The “Four U.N. Resolutions” serve as a key piece of technical rhetoric for the Azerbaijani position because those U.N. Resolutions also do NOT take into account the following historically verified/recorded facts.
The omission of the following historical timeline from the discussion serves as the primary technical cornerstone of the ENTIRE Azerbaijani position and narrative. These facts have nothing to do with thousands of years of history, or the abstract argument of…
…because prayer is not inherently religious
I’m sharing a “prayer” that I stumbled upon years ago. I went looking for it today because I’ve been in need of a reminder.
With everything going on in the world right now, we could all use some measure of this kind of peace.
Peace to all beings
Whether near or far
Known or unknown
Real or imaginary
Visible or invisible
Born or yet to be born.
May all beings
Be well and happy
And free from fear.
Peace to all beings
Within and beyond the imagination
In the world of ideas
In the world of memories
Our first article introduced the TCVC concept and its potential shift in early stage investment paradigms.
We believe this change to be necessary, and more importantly, we believe it to be inevitable.
In the following sections, we lay out what TCVC is, what components, rules, and mechanisms comprise the system, and what functional processes make its wheels turn.
Running block production nodes is no different than operating any other sort of datacenter infrastructure. As a datacenter veteran, I’ve got a long list of concerns regarding the trustworthiness of EOS block producers and block producer candidates.
For context, here’s a summary of things I’ve done and which disciplines of engineering/tech I’ve spent my time in over the last 10 years:
I’ve noticed that lots of us in the tech community keep fumbling over the same point. It’s more of a question — or rather a discussion — than a point. I think I’ve finally cracked a working definition for myself. So I’m going to ramble about that.
If you feel strongly about DevOps (as I do), and you disagree with things you find in random online blog posts (as I sometimes do), just remember that the author’s position is simply an opinion (as mine is). These are just my thoughts. …
I officially started my journey in IT back in 2010. I took an entry-level job as a NOC technician, at the lowest possible pay grade. It was terrible, grueling, challenging, educational, and wonderful. The pay was as low as you could expect it to be, and there were no benefits (health/vision/dental) or retirement options (like a 401K). My prior IT work experience was practically zero. The only thing I had going for me was that I’d been playing with Linux since I was 12 and knew the basics of getting around the Linux terminal. I worked the swing shift (3…
I remember being 13 (yeah that was a really fucking long time ago), throwing around my freshly acquired, shitty teenage attitude at my family by saying things like, “I can’t wait to turn 16 and get my license.” Naturally, the implicit notion there was that I’d be liberated from my perceived adolescent imprisonment at home. Because fuck you; you can’t tell me what to do.
I ended up dragging ass on that project, getting my license when I was 17 years old instead. Typical.
I remember turning 18 years old, saying things like “I can’t wait to turn 21.” Quite…
** Note: In this article, I’ll be talking about solutions for MySQL (5.6+), Percona Server (5.5.10+) or MariaDB (10.0+)
You could say that the purpose of this post is more selfish than it is helpful, since this is here to memorialize something I hope never to forget.
Sometimes, having to restart a production DB is absolutely unavoidable. There are a few things you’re hoping for when you do a hot restart.
No anecdotal introductions for this article. Security is a very, very serious topic. “InfoSec” (and all of its appendant subdivisions) is an area of technical operations that I’ve been exposed to since the very beginning of my career. I’ve spent most of my time on the SAAS side of things, mostly in the cloud, but also in self-hosted environments and managed datacenter services…so I’m always on the lookout for resources that help make security efforts less painful.
In any DevOps-driven organization most Developers, SysAdmins, Ops personnel, and even Product Managers inevitably collide with security-based gating factors or project blockers. Given…
You don’t know Git? Learn (g)it. Seriously. Learn it.
My first exposure to any sort of source control tool was in 2010, when a managed client at the datacenter I worked in asked me to team up with them on a deployment, and they had me install & learn the basics of Mercurial.
I remember feeling a combination of bewilderment and fear. I used it, but I didn’t like it. …
Professional geek. Amateur polymath. Culture nerd. Melophile. I build and write about useful systems of people, culture, and things.