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Why finalizers are really bad

It is more or less common knowledge that using finalize functions in java is bad. For one, you are depending on garbage collection for cleanup and there is no guarantee when the finalizer will be called. Further there is also … Continue reading

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Encrypting an existing Centos install (2)

In a previous post, I described how to encrypt an existing Centos install that approach was based on find out how LUKS worked and then creating a storage logical volume that was encrypted with then logical volumes on top of … Continue reading

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Why do developers write instead of reuse?

I am frequently amazed at the amount of software that is being written instead of simply looking around and reusing what’s already available. In practice I have seen a lot of reasons for this: Our problems are unique: The misconception … Continue reading

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Moving countdown

Yes folks! The countdown timer has been started again. This time it is counting down to the time when the move really starts and first boxes will be loaded onto a truck towards my new home. Frames are not supported … Continue reading

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Moving

The last time I moved to a different city was 13 years ago. And before that time I had been moving every two years or so. So when I finally settled in 1998, I decided that I was going to … Continue reading

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Improvements to Snapshot Backup Scripts

The snapshot scripts that I blogged about earlier have undergone a number of important changes. I had been having a lot of problems with the cleanup of snapshot volumes and with the deletion of the old backup logical volumes. This … Continue reading

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