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With a sigh and a tear…

The most awesome person in the world disappeared from my life this week, in all probability for good. It may be claiming a bit much to say that she was ever really in my life; while she was certainly in … Continue reading

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Some notes on our new generation of ZFS-based file servers

Consistently among the most popular posts on this blog are a series I wrote very early on about our architecture (at work) for big file servers based on commodity hardware, FreeBSD, and ZFS (part 1, part 2). We are in … Continue reading

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An update on the HTTPS client certificate issue

Attention conservation notice: If you’re here for the food, you can skip this post — maybe another recipe post coming towards the end of the month. I wrote a while back about moves in the browser world to deprecate client … Continue reading

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In search of a usable on-call notification service

One advantage of taking a break, however short, from my weekly baking project is that it allows me to put some time into writing other things. Lately, I’ve been looking for better ways to do on-call notification at my workplace, … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions

If you’ve been following my blog at all, you’ve probably read about how I made a list of recipes to bake this summer, and asked my coworkers to pick their top three (based only on the recipe name and source). … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 13: Other bakers’ brownies and a summary of the results

Finally, we come to the end of the road for Browniefest 2015. As I write this it was still less than a week ago, although you won’t see it for another few days yet. I’ve already written about all the … Continue reading

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Browniefest

After a week of baking (on my part, not so much the other bakers’), we finally held Browniefest on Monday, June 15. I brought 14 batches of brownies to the office on Sunday: …but the final batch, Emily Luchetti’s “Black … Continue reading

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A not-quite-response to Jean Yang’s response to “Comment 171”

Last month, MIT Computer Science professor Scott Aaronson (disclaimer: a colleague, although as he’s a theoretician, not one I interact with very much) wrote a thoughtful blog post about MIT’s response to the allegations of misconduct against former Physics professor … Continue reading

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CSAIL Holiday Baking Fest

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Last Monday, we held the first ever (so far as I can tell) CSAIL Holiday Baking Fest. It was not quite as well attended as I would have liked, but all the food did get eaten. (I ate rather too … Continue reading

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What I saw (and did) at (and around) LISA’14

I recently got back from my one-per-year business trip, to attend the 2014 LISA Conference, and now that I’ve presented to my group, it’s time to make a more public write-up. I’ll start with some of the more personal or … Continue reading

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