Fire at the OVH Datacenter in Strasbourg.

In late February 2020, I had messed up the syntax on a rsync backup, deleting my user directory and multiple other directories in the process. …


Note: The Bash code block snippets in this article are Copyright 2019–2021, Anton Mcclure, and are licensed under the MIT License.

A little over half a year ago I wrote a proprietary static site generator for a short-lived static HTML version of AntonMcClure.com which quickly grew out of control and…


Windows 7 is an 11-year-old operating system that has not received updates since January 2020. Its mainstream support ended in 2015, so it has not gotten any new features for over 5 years. …


Git historically used the term “ master" for the primary branch. This master-slave metaphor, as pointed out by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is "an oppressive metaphor" and that it "should never become fully detached from history". …


On July 3, Cloudflares global DDoS protection system, Gatebot, automatically detected and mitigated a UDP-based DDoS attack that peaked at 654 Gbps. The attack was part of a ten-day multi-vector DDoS campaign targeting a Magic Transit customer and was mitigated without any human intervention. The DDoS campaign is believed to…


Software as a Service, or SaaS, is a delivery method where you can easily access your applications online rather than downloading, installing, and maintaining software on each of your PCs and other devices. Rather than purchasing the software yourself, you pay for a subscription to essentially “rent” the software. …


Thanks to many sites offering guides and tutorials for different sysadmin responsibilities, setting up and running servers has become far more achievable for many people. You’ve got a good Linux distro picked out, some basic programs such as alpine, lynx/elinks/w3m, postfix, and apache2 all picked out for running various things…


The Domain Name System (DNS) is essentially the phone book of the Internet. It is what makes sites like antonmcclure.com, google.com, facebook.com, oracle.com, linkedin.com, medium.com, and the many other sites and web applications we use on a day-to-day basis resolve to their domain names. …


At this year’s Linux Plumbers Conference, Google talked about getting Android to work with a generic Linux kernel, rather than the custom ones they use now, and showed an Android phone running a generic Linux kernel.

Currently, the Android kernel is a fork from the Long-Term Support (LTS) version of…


My thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with Mark Hurd’s family, friends, loved ones, and everyone at Oracle.

Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle Corporation, has passed away earlier today at age 62.

The news of Hurd’s death was first emailed to Oracle employees and shared in an announcement by Larry Ellison…

Anton McClure

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