Blog Posts

The Power of RISC architecture

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RISC architecture has been around for a very long time. But today, we're really starting to see its benefits in computing.

SPARCbook teardown

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In a 2019 blog post, I explored a SPARC-based laptop from the 1990s running Solaris UNIX. In this post, I run through a teardown of the laptop to explore its hardware design.

Understanding the Cult of Mac

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The Cult of Mac includes those who worship Apple products and is one of the oldest tech fan clubs. In this blog post, I'll examine everything about it, including its history, features and remedies.

2021 in Review

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Each December, I like to take some time to reflect on the events of the year - and this year was a relaxing-yet-productive follow-on to 2020.

Kubernetes Quickstart

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Kubernetes is the most powerful container orchestrator used in the cloud today. In this blog post, I'll discuss how you can set up a simple Kubernetes cluster for learning and experimentation.

Installing a fast Linux server on an M1-based Mac

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Whether you're learning the Linux operating system, using Linux to manage your server fleet, performing a cybersecurity penetration test using Linux tools, or testing the Web apps you’ve created on a Linux server, you can do it at near native speed without costly software on an M1-based Mac system.

ARM on the desktop is here to stay

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It's been a long time coming, but desktop ARM computing is now mainstream and the implications for the cloud are tremendous.

An overview of cloud buzz words

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Cloud buzz words are everywhere. In this post, I'll pick them apart and explain what they represent.

Work-from-home is the new BlackBerry

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The pandemic has taken mobile computing to a whole new level, with productivity gains that rival those introduced by the BlackBerry.

Copyleft is dying

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The software license that led to the rise of open source software is being overshadowed by a new kind of license.