Monthly Archives: December 2016

Cessna Skycatcher 162 Inventory Crushed

The sorry tale of the Cessna 162 Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) has finally concluded. The remaining 80 airplanes have been crushed with a backhoe outside the the Chinese factory, including the installed engines and avionics. It’s believed that liability insurance … Continue reading

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Mac OS X TextEdit Reads and Writes Microsoft Word Formats

Wow. Who knew the little TextEdit application supports .doc, .docx and PDF formats? This actually worked for me today: I imported some Word 97/5.0 business documents updated and saved them and I exported them as PDF. So you can do … Continue reading

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Storage: Erasure Encoding Acceleration with Intel CPUs

There’s basically 3 ways to store online data, where “storage” includes block and/or network locations: filesystems on top of blocks (zfs, xfs, ext4) object stores across storage (OpenStack Swift, Backblaze, S3) files erasure-encoded across storage networks (CleverSafe) CleverSafe struggled along … Continue reading

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