May 8, 2011
Today I noticed a nice thing about using “raw” hard disk images with QEMU: the images are sparse files. What does it mean? Sparse files are an useful feature of many file system formats that saves space in case of files that contain chunks of zero data. My host’s file system is formatted with ext4, […]
February 23, 2010
The MyHDL Python modules can now be installed on Ubuntu using a convenient Launchpad PPA repository.
September 9, 2009
A few tips to speed up boot for your Linux box: 1. You need a tool to measure performance objectively: bootchart is very useful to track the lifetime of the processes, disk I/O and CPU load during boot. It needs no configuration whatsoever: you install it (for example using “apt-get install bootchart” in Debian-based systems) […]
August 23, 2009
I was particularly impressed by Dropbox and its ability to backup, retrieve and share files so easily, but I am quite concerned about the security issues deriving from having your files on a remote, closed-source system. I think that a good remote storage solution should prevent the owner of the storage server from accessing private […]