Author: insecure_automaton

Little bit of this, little bit of that.

Canonical releases MicroCloud

Now this is interesting – I hear the launch event did not go off without a hitch, but I bet this will find some use cases.

How moving from AWS to bare-metal saved the $230K/yr

Coming from a company that specialized in setting up private clouds using OpenStack, I can attest that yes, it often does save you money moving off the public cloud even after factoring in all the TCO line items. However, it is difficult. You definitely need some support on your side or in-house experts.

A decade of developing a programming language

A guy decided to write his own programming language – ten years on, it’s he still hacking away at Inko.


A list of open-source LLMs that are free for commercial use:

The fight to protect a historic music collection

“The [ARChive of Contemporary Music] preserves copies of every recording in all known formats…[and] contains more than 3 [million] pieces of material including photos, videos, DVDs, books, magazines, press kits, sheet music, ephemera and memorabilia.”

Also contains Jeep Holland’s collection and “…most of Rolling Stone Keith Richards’ extensive blues inventory.”

Would love to take a walk through the stacks!

Life of an incarcerated software developer

A nuanced take on what I assume is an almost singularly unique life experience: How I got here

Hacking a 25 Year Old Game To Make It Work

I love the effort Nathan Baggs puts in to making this happen. When I’m out thrifting, I tend to gravitate toward the old technology sections of the store. I’ve managed to build up a fairly decent collection of ’90s/’00s game CDs, half of which won’t run on modern systems. The intellectual exercise alone is worth the challenge.

Worms 2 cover art