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[Re-]Comparison of OpenSolaris Derivatives

An updated assessment, picking up where the 2015 version left off Read more »

After 13 Years, I'm Divorcing FreeBSD

It's a bit difficult to explain, but after 13 years, FreeBSD and I have irreconcilable differences. The time has come for us to go our separate ways. Read more »

Idea of the Week: Blockchain Souls

We've got blockchain currency (Bitcoin et al.), compute (Ethereum), and citizenship (Bitnation). Now comes the next big thing: blockchain souls! Read more »

State of the BSDs

The good, bad, and ugly on the major contemporary BSD flavors Read more »

A Sordid Affair: Technology Giants, Nation States, and You

Perspectives on the delicate relationships between technology and legislation, and how they both impact your privacy Read more »

Fruit, Spooks, and Consumers, Oh My!

A monologue on the FBI / Apple encryption mess Read more »

Hands-on Review: HardenedBSD

Low-level exploit mitigations added to stock FreeBSD Read more »

Hands-on Review: FreeBSD 11

New features, and a couple of caveats Read more »

Hands-on Review: Xinuos OpenServer X

A FreeBSD spin produced by the same company that bought SCO (yes, you read all of that correctly) Read more »

Hands-on Review: Cowboy Web Server

A high-performance Erlang web server produced by Nine Nines Read more »

Hands-on Review: Fedora 22 Workstation

Released on 26 May 2015 Read more »

The Rise of Elitism in FOSS

WARNING: This post consists primarily of opinion, rather than fact. You might even quite fairly call it a 'rant.' Read more »

The Death of Hardware RAID

Why software RAID is now a superior option in most situations Read more »

Comparison of OpenSolaris Derivatives

An evaluation of the good, bad, and ugly among contemporary OpenSolaris descendants Read more »

The Term is "Write Once, Run Anywhere"

How "write once, run anywhere" became "write once, run everywhere" and why that shift has been a disaster Read more »

An Afternoon Stroll with DTrace

"Your One-Stop Shop for Full Stack Instrumentation and Debugging" Read more »

Vexing the Snoops

Practical Thoughts on the Recent Disclosure of NSA Tools and Tactics Read more »

Mind the Gap

Reasons that End Users are Constantly Frustrated with Tech Support Read more »

fun() -> functional end.

Discovering a Powerful New Programming Language by Leaving the Beaten Path Read more »

Welcome to the New Home of Bedknobs and Bytecode!

Bedknobs and Bytecode content is currently being migrated from Blogger. Read more »