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2022

May 2022: yet again, tons of plakar stuff
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Gilles Chehade
Technology Plakar Backups
TL;DR: tons of plakar work, most notably on indexes, performances, clone & sync and fuse. Code-unrelated work # I’ll start with code unrelated work !
April 2022: plakar.io, plakar refactor and ssh support
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Gilles Chehade
Technology Plakar Backups
TL;DR: I refactored internal structures to split metadata from the index, implemented an stdio server and finally added SSH support. The plakar.io website # A project needs a website so… I published the plakar.
April 2022: plakar keys and UI stuff
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Gilles Chehade
Technology Plakar Backups
TL;DR: I did key and UI stuff, mostly search related. There’s going to be plenty of images in this post. Reworked plakar keys # I won’t expand much on that as I’m not done yet, but I spent a couple days reworking the way plakar handles keys for encrypted repositories.
March 2022: plakar clone and plakar sync
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Gilles Chehade
Technology Plakar Backups
TL;DR: implemented cloning and synchronization between plakar repositories Slacked a bit # Shortly after I published my yearly retrospective, I was hit with two highly annoying personal issues that kept me very busy these last two months.

2021

Farewell 2021, Welcome 2022: a personal post
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Gilles Chehade
Personal
TL;DR: A retrospective of 2021 2021 was a good year overall # Pandemic and lock-downs set aside, 2021 was a good year overall. I’ve really enjoyed my daytime job, my physical health was fine, my mental health was… meh… but ok, I guess.
December 2021: a bit of plakar, a bit of go-fastcdc and some useless stuff
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Gilles Chehade
Technology Plakar Backups
TL;DR: I worked on plakar, go-fastcdc a FastCDC implementation for plakar, and some useless stuff. This activity report will be short # This activity report will be short because I spent the last ten days caring for my kid who got sick… before catching his stomach bug myself and spending the last few days in a somewhat familiar and unpleasant hell, unable to do everything I intended for this month.
October 2021: mostly Plakar
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Gilles Chehade
Technology Plakar Backups
TL;DR: I have a discord now, feel free to join. I refactored plakar, implemented a local cache, improved parallelism, modified the push strategy, played with fuse and networking.
November 2021: a bit of go-ipcmsg, a bit of go-privsep and a ton of plakar
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Gilles Chehade
Technology Plakar Backups
TL;DR: I still have a discord, feel free to join. I worked on go-ipcmsg to make it nicer, go-privsep to make it more useable, and A LOT on plakar to make it plakar.
August 2021: taking a break
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Gilles Chehade
Personal
TL;DR: this is a short article, no TL;DR. Why so calm ? # As some of you know, I was diagnosed a few years ago with generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and alexithymia, a trait that makes it particularly difficult for me to cope with the disorders.
Mind hacking: comprendre comment fonctionne notre esprit
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Gilles Chehade
Technology
TL;DR: J’explique superficiellement comment fonctionne notre esprit, en partant du corps, puis de notre sens de la réalité, avant de finir par les états de conscience et personnalités.
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