Process supervisor runit

I’ve been exploring a few new (to me!) technologies recently and runit is one that I’ve come away really impressed with. Linux distros have a few competing init services available: Upstart, systemd, runit or creaky old sysvinit. Having researched all of them and having built lots of server-side systems over the last two decades, I […]

Creating a virtual environment in Python

I was trying to get a virtual environment set up on Python 3 using mkvirtualenv but somehow the virtual environment was getting created on Python 2.7 (my system python). If you already know about virtual environments and why they are useful, you may skip the next two paragraphs. I came to know about virtual environments […]

Facebook announces new dating feature, and Match is getting clobbered

The dating feature is likely to be a free service, challenging services such as Match-owned Tinder, which has been rolling out premium, paid features, according to Jefferies analyst Brent Thill. “It’s the first real meaningful competitor,” Thill told CNBC’s “Power Lunch” following the announcement. “This is a blow to the story [for Match] in the […]