1. FOSDEM2024, Talking MicroCeph

    For my first time ever I travelled to FOSDEM in Brussels!

    FOSDEM apparently is famous for it's crowds, and I'm not a fan of those, but I have to say it was an awesome experience nevertheless. So many great talks, so many awesome nerdy people :-)

    I had the opportunity to …

  2. Introducing MicroCeph


    This post aims to introduce MicroCeph, a Ceph packaging that we've been working on extensively the last months. First, I'll talk a bit about Ceph and it's workings, then describe MicroCeph, which problems it solves and why I think it's cool, and then walk through some examples of setting …

  3. When Ferrous Metals Corrode, pt. XVIII


    This post summarizes chapter 19, "Concurrency". The concurrency chapter introduces has this nice bit at the beginning: "Experience inculcates a healthy skepticism, if not outright cynicism, toward all multithreaded code". Yes, yes it does.

    All the safety features Rust brings with it should come to good use here.

    Fork-Join …

  4. When Ferrous Metals Corrode, pt. XVII


    This post summarizes chapter 18, "Input and Output"

    Rust I/O is organized around three basic traits: Read, BufRead, and Write. Read does byte-oriented input, BufRead buffered reads (lines of text and similar), Write does output.

    Example Read types are Stdin, File, TcpStream; BufRead: Cursor and StdinLock. Examples for …

  5. When Ferrous Metals Corrode, pt. XV


    This post deals with standard library collections, and corresponds to chapter 16. in the Programming Rust book.

    Rust moves elements into collections to avoid deep-copying of values. Due to Rusts borrow checker we won't get dangling pointers while collections are changed or resized.


    We've used that one …

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