Breathless

Breathless is the post-apocalyptic tale of a woman, a mechanical egg, and how the fear of losing hope can prevent a person taking necessary risks. “She sometimes imagined that she could hear the corpuscles knock on the valves, polite as old nuns, before sweeping in with their sacred bath of …

Haiku Project

On Tumblr, I have a haiku project called Three Lines, 17 Syllables. At first, I posted every day–usually an image I photographed or created and a haiku, but sometimes just the haiku itself. I exposed it on Facebook, and shortly felt I was asking too much of my friends and …

HA Proxy 1.4 : From the Ground Up

HAProxy, written in C by Willy Tarreau, is open source software for TCP and HTTP load balancing. It’s known for stability, efficiency and speed; chances are that this reputation is why you are installing it.

Load balancing, though, is a term that covers a broad range of functions, from basic TCP tunneling at Layer 4 to reverse proxy at Layer 7, and you may find more functionality in HAProxy than you expected—or, more than you bargained for.

Discipline for Spring Writing

A guest post written for Women’s Memoirs, companion to An Editor’s Perspective: Prompts for Winter on Story Circle Network. Photos are mine. Discipline for Spring Writing DISCIPLINE FOR SPRING WRITING Mary K. Swanson Ripening mulberries It’s spring in your mind, and you don’t have enough time to record, much less …