Thoughts, stories and ideas.

All views, thoughts, and opinions expressed on this site are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer. You are welcome to reuse any code fragments posted on this site for personal or commercial projects. If you are brave enough to reuse something you do so entirely at your own risk. Just mention my name. Please do not repost or republish the entire contents or substantial parts of a post without first seeking permission.

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All of the example code from this site is published under MIT license. You are welcome to reuse any of the code that you find useful. All I ask is that you include a statement mentioning Gaël Foppolo as the original author.


The name of the blog refers to the space where systemd stores all of its logs.


This blog is published using Jekyll, a static site generator. The theme is based on the open-source theme Minimal Mistakes by Michael Rose. The site is hosted by OVH. Rouge is used for code syntax highlighting. Typora is my markdown editor of choice, used for authoring each article. I also use Sublime Text as text editor. GitHub is used for source control, and each article and the entire source code of this site will be available soon, for collaboration and learning purposes.

Last updated on 22nd April 2019