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”Continue reading
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?Continue reading
So everyone knows a JPEG file by it’s extension,
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?Continue reading
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.Continue reading
The Evolution of VCS Internals... Part 2!
Back again with Jacob Stopak of Initial Commit, this time covering the workings of more VCS systems: Perforce, BitKeeper, Darcs, Monotone, Bazaar, and Fossil.
Now I know that if you’ve been on the internet long enough, you’ve at least heard the term TCP thrown around. Maybe UDP too, and to any networking people here, you should be very familiar with what they are and how they compare. Well today, I bring the unheard third layer 4 protocol into the spotlight: SCTPContinue reading
For those unaware, there are two special files that almost all websites use to influence how visitors see them. Not human visitors, but bots - web crawlers, search engines, one of the many various “internet archival” sites, you name it. Maybe you’d like to know this because you’re building up a website or service, or maybe you’re just curious on how to read them. In either case, let’s get to explaining.Continue reading