Installing software, brief guide for when stuff don’t work.

In this short post we are going to understand how to install software when stuff don’t work out of the box. We will understand how a *NIX shell search for software and how to make sure that our binaries are always found. When dealing with software, installation is a classical issues. Hopefully the software you wan to install is available as a package from your favorite package manager (deb, rpm, something else) and usually those packages are well done and everything works out of the box. However, you may need to install software that is not available as a package, or the package is broken, or something that yesterday use to work, today is not working anymore. In those cases there are usually two options: Start everything from scratch again (delete the virtual machine or stop the docker containers) Understand the inner working of the system so that you can…

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Software is a FOCUS intensive industry.

Industries are usually characterized as labor-intensive or as capital-intensive. Labor-intensive industries requires a lot of human input in order to produce their output. A classical examples is the industry of…

Tracking the trackers. The beginning.

This project wants to explore how the web is tracked by whom. As the most tech savvy readers know, when we visit a web page, several things happen in the…

Rust and glibc version.

Rust is an amazing language, with amazing community and tooling. However, sometimes, you can end up in complex situation where the standard tools are not sufficient anymore, in those case…

Write a Postgres proxy. Day 1.

In this series of post we are writing a postgres proxy that accept connections made using the postgres (PG) protocol and forward them to RediSQL. Motivation and introduction of the…

Write a Postgresql proxy. The Beginning.

This series of articles will follow my progress in creating a RediSQL proxy for Postgres, pg-redis-proxy. The end goal of this project is to have a proxy that will listen…

Telemetrics for RediSQL

RediSQL is the product that Redbeardlab is launching. We decide to adopt telemetrics in the product so that we know what functionality is used and where is worth to invest…