Rudd-O.com

published Nov 13, 2008, last modified Dec 30, 2022

A shill for truth. Defiant heresy on cultural matters. Free software, voluntaryism and cypherpunk. Established 1999.

ZFS is the best filesystem ever invented. And FUSE brings it to Linux. There are, however, some caveats you need to keep in mind if you want to start it properly.

Got a thumb USB drive or an SD card, and you'd like to put Linux on it? Did the other HOWTOs fail you? This is the real deal, through and through. This trick also works out-of-the-box with Kubuntu and other Ubuntu variants as well. Moreover, you can adapt it with very few changes to any other live CD Linux distributions out there.

This driver is so stupid, it isn't even funny anymore. Except it's hilarious.

For the past two hundred years, no person claiming to be educated could have possibly entertained the idea that we are here due to "intelligent design". A ten-minute blitzglance into elementary biology makes that fact painfully obvious to evolution denialists.

Do you have a Realtek card driven by the r8169 driver, and you're experiencing SSH, SSL or rsync errors associated to the error message "Disconnected: Corrupted MAC on input"? Do you download large files only to find them corrupted? Here's the solution.

A few years ago, the inimitable Carl Sagan developed a set of "rules of thumb" to separate truth from crap. Here they are.

Remember playing with marbles when you were a kid? Well, here's how marbles are made, both the small ones and the big ones.

We go apeshit at the mention of "free stuff". "No" doesn't necessarily mean "no" when we're horny. You will shop around for cheap cigarettes, but not for an expensive suit. Economics is dead wrong. And many other interesting findings.

Web servers (especially Plone, by default) work wonders in combination with an HTTP accelerator such as Varnish or Squid. But your iPhone readers are out of luck because of a grave bug on MobileSafari -- Plone sites are especially slow like molasses on the iPhone. Don't worry, here's a trick that will solve it.