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Bitcoin is Proof Money has Become Poison

Bitcoin, and almost all cryptocurrency work by deliberately consuming compute resources, which is electricity. It does this in staggering amounts, and is deliberately adjusted to keep pace with any technology improvements. Crypto means burning an artificially high amount of energy just to do money. Cryptocurrenices are also a central ledger. It is physically distributed, ergo …

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How to make a $200k engineer sweat 2 cents of memory: Kubernetes

The truth about Kubernetes is it is a very heavy complexity layer that burns resources like a drunken sailor, and has all kinds of limits that force application layer changes. It is not the run anything anywhere future we were promised. Just try fitting a single Windows server into a Kubernetes environment. You can’t. A …

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Windows 7 Shutdown Bug

Users are reporting problems shutting down, or rebooting Windows 7 after the most recent end of life updates. Coincidence, or something else? The current work around involves either creating a new administrator account, or editing group policies from the command line, both of which are “non-trivial” for most civilians. The path to liberation is Linux, …

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