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# How Time Machine Works

For those unaware, Time Machine is the built-in backup application within macOS that will take incremental backups of your system to an Apple Time Capsule, or another local disk. Simple premise, almost as simple in execution. Let’s take it apart, shall we?

# Ah Yes, the SIMPLE Network Management Protocol

If that title isn’t a dead giveaway, I’m not happy. But yet I will somehow manage to vent my frustrations and explain something at the same time. Today: SNMP, or, “How to gather lots of stats on remote machines,” or, “Because you thought CVS was hard to wrap your head around”

# CVS Is Dumb

So I was going back through my list of version control systems, and something hit me. CVS isn’t just kinda old and worn out, it’s downright backwards and dumb. Heck, CVS over the network is something that, in all seriousness, should not exist.

# You Don't Need a VPN

Really, you don’t. Actually, the entire concept of a “VPN” that most people know of isn’t even close to the actual definition. I refuse to call this one a rant, but know that this is me adding some facts.

# The Mirrorless Mode on DSLR Cameras

Note: I’m a Nikon person. Say what you wish, but my experience is with Nikon. Other manufacturers may vary.

Just about every modern DSLR has a few shooting modes. Single, continuous, quiet, and so on. Well, one of those modes turns the camera into, for usability purposes, a little mirrorless, without, well.. most of the benefits of a mirrorless. What am I talking about? Well, live view, what else?

# JPEG Vs. JFIF

So everyone knows a JPEG file by it’s extension, .jpg. But look at it with the file tool, and you get something like this:

findcover.jpg: JPEG image data, JFIF standard 1.01, aspect ratio, density 1x1, segment length 16, baseline, precision 8, 1600x900, frames 3


“JPEG image data, JFIF standard 1.01”. So, what exactly is the difference in these two? And furthermore.. why are we using the wrong name for the file format in the first place?

# Fountain Pen Filling Mechanisms Explained

If you’re going to be around fountain pen people, you’re going to realize something real quick: there are a variety of way that pens can obtain and then store ink. Just as a quick little reference, I’m going to list off the most common ones for modern fountain pens.