Category Archives: IRL

The real hardware for the BeaST storage system

Shortly after I finished developing the BeaST storage system concept and ended testing it in the virtual environment I faced a problem of how to find a two-headed bare-metal server with a bunch of shared drives. In fact I did … Continue reading

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Voice Control for Vernie, the robot based on LEGO

Yes, it’s me who spends long winter holidays playing with children’s toys. We bought a wonderful LEGO BOOST creative toolbox for my son, but I insidiously picked it from the child and started enhancing it with Python to add Voice … Continue reading

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Of course, not all of the scientists are so kind

My funny story as follows. A long time ago I discovered my expect-like tool “Empty” is mentioned in a paper buried somewhere in a book full of scientific articles. Of course, the book wasn’t free. But I was young and … Continue reading

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Children often ask me what I do at work (as a storage systems administrator)

And here is the answer for them right in the The Amazing World of Gumball – one of the funniest cartoon ever! See the “hacking” moment in the Safety episode (S03E32) where Anais talks about storage administration: The transcript: Gumball: … Continue reading

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OK, guys, which is the best free alternative to GitHub?

Don’t hesitate to comment and add your options, please!

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Funny Windows 10 Task manager

New MS Windows 10 has just surprised me with an empty task-manager hiding all processes under the “More details” button.

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Азерот, Митрион, Зинтас…

… а вернее, Атбаш, Цезарь и Виженер. Древняя криптография дневника №3 Шестипалого автора из Гравити Фолз получила продолжение. Дело в том, что оба заказчика как-то не слишком высоко оценили текстовый терминал и скрипт на Python, поэтому шифровальную машинку пришлось переделывать на … Continue reading

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