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Created Jan 17, 2020
notes from pairing session 2020/01/16 Chris & CJ

notes from pairing session 2020/01/16 Chris & CJ

What is a signature in entropic?

  • chris wants a binary format
  • we have to hash it
  • order matters
  • let's get fussy

All objects start with type, expressed as a string.

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Last active Jan 9, 2020
skyrim special edition visual mods, a brief discussion

Skyrim mods redux

Skyrim mods are why the game is alive eight years after it was launched.

[[ more intro ]]

Here’s what we’ll set out to do with mods:

  • fix bugs and make the game stable
  • improve the user interface
  • improve the look of the game, from textures to models to animations
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Last active Apr 3, 2018
ESModule use cases, a list in progress

ES module use cases

  • Alice is writing a new library, and she is excited to use the new ES6 syntax. However, she would like to use an older but still good package she found on npm, that exports its interface using CommonJS. She does so easily after reading the NodeJS documentation on how to do this.

  • Bob is updating a module for his work, and he needs to support existing CommonJS-using codebases as well as a new project that prefers to stick with ES6 for static analysis reasons. He publishes a package that exports both kinds of interfaces.

  • Carol is updating her popular code coverage reporting tool for the new world. She uses the ESM loader hooks to instrument test code as it is imported so she can get code coverage reporting on par with what she has for CommonJS.

  • David is writing a transpiler. He writes a custom hook that transpiles source as it's loaded from his language to JavaScript.

ceejbot /
Last active Jul 17, 2019
npm's proposal for supporting ES modules in node

ESM modules in node: npm edition

The proposal you’re about to read is not just a proposal. We have a working implementation of almost everything we discussed here. We encourage you to checkout and build our branch: our fork, with the relevant branch selected. Building and using the implementation will give you a better understanding of what using it as a developer is like.

Our implementation ended up differing from the proposal on some minor points. As our last action item before making a PR, we’re writing documentation on what we did. While I loathe pointing to tests in lieu of documentation, they will be helpful until we complete writing docs: the unit tests.

This repo also contains a bundled version of npm that has a new command, asset. You can read the documentation for and goals of that comma

ceejbot / 2017-05-21T03_09_46_674Z-debug.log
Created May 21, 2017
enoent on man page symlink?????
View 2017-05-21T03_09_46_674Z-debug.log
2001 silly decomposeActions build combined-stream@1.0.5
2002 silly decomposeActions install combined-stream@1.0.5
2003 silly decomposeActions postinstall combined-stream@1.0.5
2004 silly decomposeActions finalize combined-stream@1.0.5
2005 silly decomposeActions refresh-package-json combined-stream@1.0.5
2006 silly decomposeActions fetch commander@2.9.0
2007 silly decomposeActions extract commander@2.9.0
2008 silly decomposeActions preinstall commander@2.9.0
2009 silly decomposeActions build commander@2.9.0
2010 silly decomposeActions install commander@2.9.0
ceejbot /
Last active Apr 7, 2017
How I set up a mastodon instance on AWS with ansible on ubuntu trusty
ceejbot /
Created Jul 6, 2016
Curling a file with a negative mtime
$ touch -t 196508231405.14 ./test.tgz"
$ stat ./test.tgz
File: ‘test.tgz’
Size: 6012 Blocks: 16 IO Block: 4096 regular file
Device: 900h/2304d Inode: 127402426 Links: 1
Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--) Uid: ( 1000/ ubuntu) Gid: ( 1000/ ubuntu)
Access: 1965-08-23 14:05:14.000000000 +0000
Modify: 1965-08-23 14:05:14.000000000 +0000
Change: 2016-07-06 17:35:26.871223783 +0000

uselessd :: information system Edit RecentChanges Preferences Discussion logo

uselessd -- what it says on the tin, plus a complementary kitchen sink and flat tire

So, what is it?

uselessd (the useless daemon, or the daemon that uses less... depending on your viewpoint) is a project which aims to reduce systemd to a base initd, process supervisor and transactional dependency system, while minimizing intrusiveness and isolationism. Basically, it’s systemd with the superfluous stuff cut out, a (relatively) coherent idea of what it wants to be, support for non-glibc platforms and an approach that aims to minimize complicated design.

ceejbot /
Last active Nov 25, 2015
monitoring proposal

Go here for the latest + some code.


An alerting engine for a metrics & monitoring system.

This is the same approach I wanted in my initial spike, only instead of writing a custom collector & using an existing alerting engine (riemann), I'm proposing using an existing collector (hekad) and writing the alerting engine.

The system

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Last active Nov 17, 2018
monitoring manifesto

monitoring: what I want

I've recently shifted from a straight engineering job to a job with a "dev/ops" title. What I have discovered in operations land depresses me. The shoemaker's children are going unshod. Operations software is terrible.

What's driving me craziest right now is my monitoring system.

what I have right now

What I have right now is Nagios.

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