Gaming On linux

Tux Penguin It wasn’t all that long ago that even thinking that one could play games on linux was a bit of a pipe dream. There was a bit of a stir with the announcement of windows 10 mixed with the seemingly abandonment of Direct X on windows at the same time and other issues. This prompted Valve to start working with various vendors and create the basis for allowing these...

Virtual Cloud

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Companies and people have put a lot of faith into the cloud. The cloud though has been fairly loosely defined in the early days of its existence. However at this point I think it is fairly clear in the sense that it is resources, compute/networking/storage that are someone else’s responsibility to maintain. A significant amount of companies in general are utilizing different clouds. Which makes sense, they can easily stand up...

Magic Numbers

So recently I needed to determine file types by their magic numbers. Now I could have done the more sensible thing and just used a python library like python filemagic which relies on lib magic.
Which has very well layout and defined output and would be the most preferable way for detecting file types. With that being said though, learning a little bit about magic numbers and how file types can be detected...

Another Blog Start

So making a new start of a blog. Maybe I will write more than a post or two every year. The key thing here is moving to a new platform. After trying to use wordpress for a long time I have found that I really dislike it. Wordpress is very bulky php application that for a single person blog or even a two person blog just seemed overkill and difficult to manage. For running a...

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