Author Archives: Jeremy Zawodny

About Jeremy Zawodny

I'm a software engineer and pilot. I work at craigslist by day, hacking on various bits of back-end software and data systems. As a pilot, I fly Glastar N97BM, Just AirCraft SuperSTOL N119AM, Bonanza N200TE, and high performance gliders in the northern California and Nevada area. I'm also the original author of "High Performance MySQL" published by O'Reilly Media. I still speak at conferences and user groups on occasion.

Interesting Reads and Watches for May 7th, 2021

A collection of stuff that has caught my attention recently: Eating Less Meat won’t save the planet. Here’s why. (YouTube) Blue Ridge Parkway – I had no idea this existed and would like to drive it some Fall How Tech … Continue reading

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Interesting Reads and Watches for April 23rd, 2021

Some stuff I’ve come across recently and found interesting some way or another: How Initialized Investor Garry Tan Turned A $300,000 Bet On Coinbase Into A $680 Million ‘Golden Ticket’ (Forbes) That’s quite an investment return! Is The tp-link Omada … Continue reading

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Interesting Reads and Watches for April 8th, 2021

Here’s a short collection of interesting things that have crossed my radar: Finding From Particle Research Could Break Known Laws of Physics (NYT) 1 in 3 Covid survivors suffers neurological or mental disorders, study finds (CNBC) Particle mystery deepens, as … Continue reading

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Interesting Reads and Watches for March 22nd, 2021

Stuff I’ve found and read or watched recently: Ham and Split Pea Soup Recipe – A Great Soup (AllRecipes) we made this the other night and it came out great. Why use old computers and operating systems?E (HackerNews) which pointed … Continue reading

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Dishy (Starlink) Custom Mount on Standing Seam Metal Roof

The new house we’re nearly done building has a shallow pitch standing steam metal roof upon which I needed to mount Dishy for my Starlink backup Internet service. TLDR: I ended up with something like this one. To get started, … Continue reading

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Interesting Reads and Watches — I should blog more (again).

It’s been a long time since I used by blog. It’s time to stop being lazy and get back on the wagon. To start, here’s a recurring I might do–post a list of Interesting Things that I’ve read recently. I … Continue reading

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Home Depot is a lost cause…

A couple weeks ago I decided to order some new tools for current and upcoming yard work. I decided that a set of devices that all use the same 40V rechargeable batteries was the way to go and, for reasons … Continue reading

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Left Handed Flying (finally)

A weird thing happened recently in my flying: I got comfortable flying left-handed. I started flying gliders as a teenager back in Michigan and have always had the stick in my right hand and used my left hand for things … Continue reading

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Chrome and Firefox Ad Blocking and Privacy Addons

For a while I’ve been using AdBlock Plus and Ghostery in both Chrome and Firefox to reduce the amount of shitty ads I see and also reduce the number of “trackers” that I’m exposed to on various web sites. But … Continue reading

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GNU Parallel and Block Size(s)

I’ve been a fan of GNU Parallel for a while but until recently have only used it occasionally. That’s a shame, because it’s often the simplest solution for quickly solving embarrassingly parallel problems. My recent usage of it has centered … Continue reading

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