b

My favorite essays of life advice

https://www.benkuhn.net/weeklyessays/

Life is short • There is no speed limit • How to Be Successful • You and your research •...

b

The unreasonable effectiveness of one-on-ones

https://www.benkuhn.net/11/

When I started dating my partner, I quickly noticed that grad school was making her very...

J

Firecracker: start a VM in less than a second

https://jvns.ca/blog/2021/01/23/firecracker--start-a-vm-in-less-than-a-second/

Hello! I spent this whole past week figuring out how to use Firecracker and I really like it...

b

History and effective use of Vim

https://begriffs.com/posts/2019-07-19-history-use-vim.html

This article is based on historical research and on simply reading the Vim user manual cover to...

H

Good Logging

https://henrikwarne.com/2020/07/23/good-logging/

To check if a program is doing what it should, you can inspect the output from a given input....

D

No observability without theory

https://blog.danslimmon.com/2019/05/03/no-observability-without-theory/

When we look for concrete things we can do to increase observability, it almost always comes...

A

How to Manage Connections Efficiently in Postgres, or Any Database

https://brandur.org/postgres-connections

You start building your new project. You’ve heard good things about Postgres, so you choose it...

b

Mailing lists vs Github

https://begriffs.com/posts/2018-06-05-mailing-list-vs-github.html

Most fledgling open source projects use Github or Gitlab to collaborate on code. However there’s...

D

Some notes on userspace routing

http://www.daemonology.net/blog/2019-11-27-Some-notes-on-userspace-routing.html

For reasons which will be immediately apparent to anyone who has read my earlier blog...

#

Standard Errors and Confidence Intervals

http://gregorygundersen.com/blog/2021/02/16/standard-error/

The standard deviation is a measure of the variation or dispersion of data, how spread out the...