About Rachel Kroll

Author of 'The Bozo Loop'. Rachel Kroll lives somewhere in Silicon Valley (aka "Silly Valley") and dodges bozos for a living. She writes about life in the Valley and topics of a technical nature.

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Going in circles without a real-time clock

1970-01-01 08:00:00

autoconf makes me think we stopped evolving too soon

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Port-scanning the fleet and trying to put out fires

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Sometimes the dam breaks even after plenty of warnings

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Today's only half of the leap year fun

1970-01-01 08:00:00

1 << n vs. 1U << n and a cell phone autofocus problem

1970-01-01 08:00:00

A vintage network attack called smurf

1970-01-01 08:00:00

LDAP differ feedback and the "666" I missed

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Figure out who's leaving the company: dump, diff, repeat

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Feedback: lots more WPA3, and then some

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Stamping production binaries with build info

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Hold on there: WPA3 connections fail after 11 hours

1970-01-01 08:00:00

WPA3 on Raspberry Pi 3B+, 4B and 5B with iwd (or not...)

1970-01-01 08:00:00

C++ time_point wackiness across platforms

1970-01-01 08:00:00

A year-end wrapup of responses to reader feedback

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Smashing the stack for pain and misery

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Patching around a C++ crash with a little bit of Lua

1970-01-01 08:00:00

clang now makes binaries an original Pi B+ can't run

1970-01-01 08:00:00

That time Verisign typo-squatted all of .com and .net

1970-01-01 08:00:00

My rants about TP-Link Omada networking products

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Asahi Linux folks are doing us a solid with WPA3 fixes

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Still no love for WPA3 on the Raspberry Pi 5

1970-01-01 08:00:00

getaddrinfo() on glibc calls getenv(), oh boy

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Administrivia: new page/feed generator is now live

1970-01-01 08:00:00

ASCII protocol buffers as config files

1970-01-01 08:00:00

I screwed something up in that last post about Hue

1970-01-01 08:00:00

The Philips Hue ecosystem is collapsing into stupidity

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Expressing my laziness in concrete ways

1970-01-01 08:00:00

The customer stuck due to a hurricane who needed ssh

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Memories of a really goofy phone from the late 80s

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Add extra stuff to a "standard" encoding? Sure, why not.

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Feedback: the feed seems just fine...

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Feedback: I try to answer "how to become a systems engineer"

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Administrivia: new web hosting arrangements

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Fulfilling a reader's request for my "dot files"

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Escalating via post-it note just to get some health checks

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Administrivia: HTML generation and my general clowniness

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Load 'em up and throw 'em under the bus

1970-01-01 08:00:00

More than five whys and "layer eight" problems

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Determine durations with monotonic clocks if available

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Tonight's rabbit hole: time math and 32 bit longs

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Reader feedback: "bad" names, !main(), and Mastodon

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Who needs main() anyway?

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Setting the clock ahead to see what breaks

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Feeds, updates, 200s, 304s, and now 429s

1970-01-01 08:00:00

S p a m m y s y s c a l l s in strace dumps

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Another look at the steps for issuing a cert

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Why I still have an old-school cert on my https site

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Not quite a successful prediction about tracking Apple stuff

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Unintentionally BREAKing a serial console

1970-01-01 08:00:00

WPA3: no go on Raspberry Pi (plus some Mac gotchas)

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Systems design and being bitten by edge-triggering

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Run it XOR use it, part two

1970-01-01 08:00:00

A reader asks how to avoid working for evil

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Short stories from outage reports

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Twenty five thousand dollars of funny money

1970-01-01 08:00:00

The night of 1000 alerts (but only on the Linux boxes)

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Reliability stuff worth reading

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Missing the point completely

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Getting it or not getting it, and then what?

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Echo reply (an incomplete update on things)

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Q&A on 1972

1970-01-01 08:00:00

1972.

1970-01-01 08:00:00

More on geo-tagging photos with a time element

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Free associating from 'df' to RCE

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Place name mappings probably need a time dimension too

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Tasks, lists, and promises

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Paying a visit to planet BSD

1970-01-01 08:00:00

My Raspberry Pi-based temperature tracking project

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Debian/Raspbian rngd with -S0 will bite you after a week

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Lots of feedback about /bin/true, and more empty file fun

1970-01-01 08:00:00

You can do a lot with an empty file

1970-01-01 08:00:00

That simple script is still someone's bad day

1970-01-01 08:00:00

AirPlay in a high-density environment isn't great

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Some people don't deserve access to the machine room

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Where the time went during a "laptop" coding interview

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Discussing two "holy war" topics at the same time

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Dumb things you can sometimes do with hard links

1970-01-01 08:00:00

More stories about stacks of modems

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Taking away the berries

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Questions about construction trucks on train tracks

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Toll signs on 101 report your transponder setting

1970-01-01 08:00:00

A parasitic RPC service that broke core dumps

1970-01-01 08:00:00

A sysadmin's rant about feed readers and crawlers

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Editing stuff in prod

1970-01-01 08:00:00

It's now your fault they don't know about it

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Universally unique identifier? Sometimes...

1970-01-01 08:00:00

When Command-V (or CTRL-V) is your "copilot"

1970-01-01 08:00:00

C++ header files and inter-class connections

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Results without all of the brackets

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Returning values and errors

1970-01-01 08:00:00

My "daily drivers", and what happened to Slackware here

1970-01-01 08:00:00

A twisted maze of dependencies

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Add 4740180 to the list of silly magic numbers

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Feedback: environments, old BBSes, Honda's 2022 bug

1970-01-01 08:00:00

A nice story about Unix processes "infecting" each other

1970-01-01 08:00:00

One machine can go pretty far if you build things properly

1970-01-01 08:00:00

An old photo of a very large BBS

1970-01-01 08:00:00

YYMMDDHHMM just overflowed a signed 32 bit int

1970-01-01 08:00:00

Fix the unit test and open a giant hole everywhere

1970-01-01 08:00:00