Programming in assembly

Reading Time: 4 minutes Assembly is the programming language closest to a CPU. ‘Closest’ here means that the keywords in the language translate 1:1 into instructions done by the CPU. With other (higher lever) languages, there’s either an interpreter or compiler which unpacks the language and generates usually quite significantly higher number of instructions when the code is to […]

Reliable Linux process identification, pt 2/3: Ideas

Reading Time: 3 minutes Multicore world – does it complicate things? Current chips, or at least the main computing units (CPUs), are made up of many cores. Some of the reasons are beyond the scope of this article. Mainly there are factors that affect the total throughput of a processor, and the thermal factors… (physical heat generation). Lowering the […]

Reliable Linux process identification 1/3: Concepts

Reading Time: 1 minute TL;DR takeaway: properly used, processes in Linux are powerful control over what happens in the computer. Knowledge of process control can be used to: trim the performance, security and redundancy of a computer system ..but the key is to be able to precisely and reliably identify a process Justifying our interests We could actually end […]

Bag of writer’s tricks – importance of adding an image

Reading Time: 2 minutes Adding an image to every blog post you put out is one of the fundamentals of SEO – search engine optimization. And SEO in turn is what gives your blog an audience. Anamnesis, please! Graph of views profile during 12 months I started doing a bit of learning of, and perhaps more importantly, taking action […]

SEO afterburning – A few words about site improvement

Reading Time: 4 minutes There’s two things I want to reveal right now. It’s 25th December, 2018 – and I have a goal: beat my previous record of visits to the blog! This is so, so close – and it’s getting me whetted! Exciting! Second one is that the ‘SEO afterburning’ is a term I just made. I don’t […]