• Introducing sandboxfs

    sandboxfs is a FUSE-based file system that exposes an arbitrary view of the host’s file system under the mount point, and offers access controls that differ from those of the host. You can think of sandboxfs as an advanced version of bindfs (or mount --bind or mount_null(8) depending on your system) in which you can combine and nest directories under an arbitrary layout. [Continue reading]

  • Introducing sourcachefs

    Announcing the launch of sourcachefs, a FUSE-based persistent caching layer. [Continue reading]

  • Easy pkgsrc on macOS with pkg_comp 2.0

    This is a tutorial to guide you through the shiny new pkg_comp 2.0 on macOS using the macOS-specific self-installer. Goals: to use pkg_comp 2.0 to build a binary repository of all the packages you are interested in; to keep the repository fresh on a daily basis; and to use that repository with pkgin to maintain your macOS system up-to-date and secure. [Continue reading]

  • Keeping NetBSD up-to-date with pkg_comp 2.0

    This is a tutorial to guide you through the shiny new pkg_comp 2.0 on NetBSD. Goals: to use pkg_comp 2.0 to build a binary repository of all the packages you are interested in; to keep the repository fresh on a daily basis; and to use that repository with pkgin to maintain your NetBSD system up-to-date and secure. [Continue reading]

  • Introducing pkg_comp 2.0 (and sandboxctl 1.0)

    Announcing the launch of pkg_comp 2.0, how this differs from the 1.x series, why there was a rewrite, what sandboxctl 1.0 is, and more. [Continue reading]

  • #! /usr/bin/env considered harmful

    Many programming guides recommend to begin scripts with the #! /usr/bin/env shebang in order to to automatically locate the necessary interpreter. For example, for a Python script you would use #! /usr/bin/env python, and then the saying goes, the script would “just work” on any machine with Python installed. [Continue reading]

  • Welcome to my homepage, version 3.0

    Welcome to my updated homepage, this time at its third major version! [Continue reading]