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low-level development tooling 

#Qemu can load the kernel (ELF) and RAM-disk (CPIO) for you, without any firmware or bootloader. You only have to provide it with a root partition image, where the first process' binary resides.

Then, you can make it drive some of the hosts' devices (not a trivial configuration, but still).
And also, you can use it as emulating debugger (server to which you connect remotely with #GDB). No special kernel modules are required.

So it's a pretty comprehensive development tool, and not just something where you run Windows when you absolutely have to…

#Linux #virtualization

The health secretary said the new rules in were due to increased transmissions in peoples homes. Where does that data come from? Is that from the Test, Track and Trace numbers?

4 player family finally achieved thanks to a fork of the PE launcher. Of course this meant my partner and I spent last night getting our farms in order, making sure there was food in the kitchen chest and tools in the mining chest so we could enjoy a family outing. It's probably a metaphor for something.

Today I'm defensively coding for the year 2062 bug - a.k.a nanoseconds since epoch.

I think I can throw away a chunk of my custom based review tag tracking code thanks to the brilliant and 's archiving on I still use it for tracking review comments and change requests though.

Hmm the mastodon gateway squashed the URL because I used the CW feature so here it is again, my blog on the evolution of the translator: - warning may contain compilers ;-)

contains code generators 

More writings, this time on the blog: - may contain code generation.

I have licensed paid for copies of for my laptop, my and my tablets yet I can't actually get them to play together due to . I just want to join my kids crafting on a separate screen 😕

Getting closer. I throw out random non sequiturs to robocalls all the time to flush then out.


This is quite impressive. If you aren't astonished, you are a frog in a slowly warming pot.


How many levels do deep do you need to go from printk to find the actual format string code? It turns out quite a lot.

Always a relevant


Finally, someone explains Covid risk even more clearly than . This chart tells you all you need to know:


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Pondering an explicit .d: rule rather than relying on generating them as a side effect of building objects.

Unfortunately I have some big hills in the way. Maybe I should convince the wife I need to go for a nighttime walk up the sugarloaf...


I’m supposed to be on holiday and not looking at twitter, but there are some very beautiful things happening in the sky and I can’t help it - here’s comet NEOWISE over Stonehenge


Nope - still can't view in , guess I'll just stick to the version for now.


protip: alias sudo to "please" for a much more wholesome unix experience


@xvilo are your upgrading? Firefox is barfing on the homepage - I can send you a stack trace if you want.

Just had a wonderful argument with the eldest who doesn't like using the online Britannica or to look up a fact because they "want to find out" and "not have it all there" for them. kudos for wanting to find primary sources I guess.

The slow task of manually clearing out posts from continues to appease the "running low on storage space" bar of doom.

I have passed through using , 'ing compile commands and I'm now deep into comparing pre-processor output. The clue has to be in there somewhere.

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