Lazy Reading for 2014/11/23

Lots to read this week.

Your unrelated link of the week: Snowpocalypse 2014.  I grew up there and now live not too far away.  That’s really not that much snow for the area; it’s just that it fell so quickly.

3 Replies to “Lazy Reading for 2014/11/23”

  1. I wonder why run an SSH server on a phone (especially when there’s ADB), but the rsync part could indeed be very useful — using ADB to transfer files is a pain. (BTW, I do use my phone as a computer, now and then, with a linux chroot, this X server, and a bluetooth keypad.)

  2. “Docker and similar items appear to be an attempt to change an operating system from a place where you work to a thin wrapping around a program you run. Dunno if I like that.”

    In a world where an operating system is an arbiter for multiple programs trying to use the same piece of hardware, it doesn’t make much sense. In a world where you’re using several pieces of hardware to run a single large application and you already have a hypervisor helping you load the software onto the hardware, a full-sized operating system just gets in the way. That’s not every situation, to be sure, but for data centres running large-scale applications, it’s a really useful idea.

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