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Cake day: May 3rd, 2024


  • My understanding is that as long as IDs are roughly the same range of the index instead of literally random, it reduces the thrashing about needed for indexing these. It probably doesn’t need to be perfectly exact. They’re talking about B-trees, so these would all be modifying the same smaller branches of the tree instead of going in all over the place.

  • Yeah, I think it’s an unusual case, but I wanted to bring it up to support your point about rejecting their kernel and distro. You can put Incus on a lot of different systems. Don’t like systemd? Put it on Void. Want a declarative setup? NixOS. Minimalist? Alpine.

    Do I want to maintain a full operating system just to run this one type of software? No, that’s absurd. I want to choose the distro I want to work with and then have the software work on top of it.

  • I think I was on a previous account the last time I saw you, glad to see you’re still posting. You convinced me to move from Proxmox to Incus a while back. Sure, I had some growing pains, but it’s pretty smooth now.

    I like that I can switch out my distros underneath Incus instead of being stuck on one weird kernel. IME you were absolutely right about that. I’m getting into atomic distros to manage homelab machines. I would not be able to do that on Proxmox.

    I also don’t need to edit a giant Javascript file to remove a nag about enterprise software repos, which is nice.

  • Docker/Podman or any containerized solution is basically the easiest way to get really nice maintenance properties like: updating one app won’t break others, won’t take down the whole system, can be moved from machine to machine.

    Containers are a learning curve but I think very worth it for home setups. Compared to something like Kubernetes which I would say is less worth it unless you already know or want to learn Kubernetes.