Weather Yonder

A while back, Lisa and I bought plot of land in West Virginia called “Schloss Hollow.” Our goals were both epic and vague. We wanted a place all our own that our children would enjoy and come back to later in life with their kids. This place is wonderful and I remain amazed at how effectively and efficiently it recharges my soul. The mobile reception out here is weak, slow and spotty.

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This sounds weird, but it is the most pleasant, smoked fruit ice cream I’ve had. Once I was making a smoked peach ice cream and realized I didn’t have peaches; show-stopper, right? Well, I had some watermelon on hand and (gasp) don’t really like watermelon all that much – this is a sharp divide between my family and me. Make the ice cream custard base, I now use this recipe b/c it works well and it’s very readable.

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Smoke Meat Everyday

First, I’m an amateur. But, I’m avid, regular, and profficient. I smoke meat because I like to eat the meats I smoke. I smoke meat often, because I like to do that often. I’ve tried a wide variety of smokers and smoking techniques. I have not, though intend to do so in the future, tried an actual hanging smoke house. I’ve used manual feed side boxes, Green Eggs, gas grills with cast-iron chip boxes, and electric smokers.

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.SUNW_cap arcana

This post is going to be useless to almost everyone, yet hopefully eye opening and fascinating. Mostly, the purpose is so that I don’t have to discover this for the third time and can, at some later date, Google this, find my own article, and simply read about it. This is a tale of linkers and code optimization and perhaps the most elegant ELF loader magic I’ve ever seen.

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I haven’t talked much publicly about libmtev, but I think it might be about time to start. The C programming language isn’t going to die anytime soon and it has some distinct performance over some of the more populate emerging languages: the compilers are the most mature and there is no garbage collection{% sidebar-link gc %} (so no GC pauses). Alas, this isn’t about C as a language, but about the library that I started (within another project) in 2007.

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A Call to Humanism

A letter to my fellow humans, Names can be deceiving. Earlier this year there was a suggestion from some citizens of the United States that preventing Muslims from entering the country would we be a good response to current threats against the American people. It has bothered me so tremendously over the last few months that I’ve felt tormented. Recently, I had an epiphany and I though I’d share my moment of clarity.

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I recently had the honor of talking about distributed tracing at CraftConf 2015. Wonderful conference, wonderful crowd and the talk was well received. Bset summary: “Worth watching, even if you are a vegan.” Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

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Theo Schlossnagle

Distributed Systems, Scalability, and Operations. read more

CEO - Circonus

Maryland, USA