About two years ago Joyent began offering Linux instances, running under KVM, stored on ZFS, and secured by Zones (“double hull virtualization”). Since then, I’ve been doing more and more work on Linux performance as customers deploy on these instances. It’s been fascinating to work on both the illumos and Linux kernels at the same time (a Linux guest in an illumos host), with full stack visibility of the guests, and hypervisor, down to metal.
My dislike for C++ is well-known by those who know me. As is my lack of fondness for Perl.
I learned that Logitech has brought the Squeezebox product line to end to life. I’m not prepared to replace (or research what might replace) our current audio infrastructure, so I’m experimenting with a piCorePlayer install to see if a low cost, Raspberry Pi solution can solve this problem, much like OpenSprinkler has addressed home irrigation.
Some of you may have noticed that my email, or my blog, or website, was down.
I discontinued my hosting service with BlueHost, and when I did, I mistakenly thought that by keeping my domain registration with them, that I'd still have DNS services. It was both a foolish mistake, and yet an easy one to make. (I should have known better...)
Anyway, things are back to normal now, once the interweb's negative caches have timed out...
It does seem unfortunate that BlueHost: