2020 Nobel Prize Awarded for Work on Black Holes

Gaurav Khanna, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Black holes are perhaps the most mysterious objects in nature. They warp space and time in extreme ways and contain a mathematical impossibility, a singularity – an infinitely hot and dense object within. → Continue reading "2020 Nobel Prize Awarded for Work on Black Holes"

2020 Yamaha MT-07 First Ride Review

I bought a new 2020 Yamaha MT-07 a few days ago and went on my first ride. I want to share my initial impression of the bike in the context of other motorcycles I’ve owned and myself as a rider. Context First off, I’m 5′ 5″ (165 cm) tall, so clearly in the “short rider” category. → Continue reading "2020 Yamaha MT-07 First Ride Review"

Netfilter Tables Cheat Sheet

This post is a cheat sheet describing some of the basic commands used to configure Netfilter Tables – nftables – using the nft command-line utility. Netfilter Table Structure Netfilter tables are organized hierarchically. → Continue reading "Netfilter Tables Cheat Sheet"

Installing [email protected] on Ubuntu Desktop

This post describes how to install the [email protected] (read “folding at home”) software package on Ubuntu Desktop (using a GUI!). That package includes FAHClient, FAHControl, and FAHViewer. → Continue reading "Installing [email protected] on Ubuntu Desktop"

Making an HTTP GET Request with Rust

This post describes how to implement a simple HTTP GET request with Rust using the reqwest crate. We base our example on the Make a HTTP GET request article from the Rust Cookbook. That article, though, seems to be out of date, and I could not compile the sample code as-is. → Continue reading "Making an HTTP GET Request with Rust"