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24 Dec 2020

A 2020 Retrospective

This is a look back over the last year mostly focussing on software dev and related bits that I think readers of this blog might find interesting. COVID mentions are kept to a minimum.

26 Jul 2020

iTunes Playlist to MP3 CD

Using some hacked together script to find a way to go from an iTunes playlist to an MP3 CD. All part of getting some more life out of an old car head unit.

06 Jun 2020

Plain Journald Output

How do you get the original logging text from journald without the extra date, time and process information prefixed?

30 Nov 2019

Packets Travelling Back In Time

A brief story about hunting down the issue that caused SIP packets to show out of order in a call logging system.

11 May 2019

Logging A Lot In Journald

I've been dealing with a service recently that, at least for a while longer, needs to log a serious amount of data. We are talking hundreds of thousands of lines every hour. The challenge was getting systemd to keep more than a days worth of data at this rate.

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