Thu 24 Nov 2022

Using Rust at a startup: A cautionary tale

I hesitated writing this post, because I don’t want to start, or get into, a holy war over programming languages. (Just to get the flame bait out of the way, Visual Basic is the best language ever!) But I’ve had a number of people ask me about my experience with Rust and whether they should pick up Rust for their projects. So, I’d like to share some of the pros and cons that I see of using Rust in a startup setting, where moving fast and scaling teams is really important.

Source: Using Rust at a startup: A cautionary tale, an article by Matt Welsh.

Installing Mastodon inside a FreeBSD jail

I'll describe a simple, one jail installation, not security oriented nor explaining any single option. If you're managing an instance, you should be skilled enough to understand what you're doing here. It would be better to separate the services (Redis, PostgreSQL, etc.) but, for simplicity, I'll just put everything in a nice single (movable) jail.

Source: Installing Mastodon inside a FreeBSD jail, an article by Stefano Marinelli.

OpenBSD for Linux Users

This quickstart guide is intended to quickly familiarize GNU/Linux users with the basics of OpenBSD and will highlight some of the technical differences between OpenBSD and the various GNU/Linux based distributions. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of differences, nor will it highlight the rather large philosophical differences between OpenBSD and GNU/Linux.

Source: OpenBSD for Linux Users.

12 Strong (2018)

12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

In the evening I watched 12 Strong. I liked the movie and give it a 7.5 out of 10.