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Getting Bhyve to Behave on OmniOS

I’ve been toying with the idea to run a variant of illumos for my home server for some time now. I started with Joyent’s SmartOS but that is more a specialized install that is geared for running a hypervisor in a datacenter. The best options seemed to be OpenIndiana which I have played with before and OmniOS CE. I decided to go for OmniOS as I saw it had both bhyve support and lx zone support. I have always been a fan of how zones worked in Solaris 10 when I used to use that, which alongside ZFS were some of the “holy crap” features compared to what I had been used to with GNU/Linux. Now, ZFS finally has decent support in most brands of GNU/Linux, but they never got the great zone feature. When using virtualization on my Gentoo machine, I still usually do KVM/QEMU for spinning up a server to use. Zones and the associated utilities make that feel like real caveman stuff.

2018 Smartphone Buyers Guide

It’s a tough decision, deciding how one forfeits their privacy, so I thought I would provide a guide to buying a smartphone in 2018.

We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.

Tennessee Williams The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (1963)

Moving Off of S3

So I moved the blog to S3 and now I’m moving it back off of S3. Mainly because the DNS headaches created by forwarding the naked domain greymeister.net to an S3 bucket wasn’t worth it.