maxking's blog

experiments, rants and nonsense

GDB(The GNU Project Debugger) is one of the most awesome softwares ever built for C programmers. I recently started to write some code in C, specifically trying out socket programming and some other stuff. I had a very basic problem about how to debug a variable (bytes) without using the...

Recently I got very interested to explore about the GIL or the Global Interpreter Lock in Python that has been a topic of flame wars since forever. Global interpreter lock is a lock on the python interpreter, that a thread must acquire in order to run. Because of this, effectively...

Note: This post is now outdated. GNU Mailman now has a new container image for running tests and this time it just works.

Here are some useful git commands that helps to undo changes you knowingly or accidentally(my case) committed to a repo.

Proxy servers in my college has made my life like a living hell. Blocking IRC and SSH is the worst thing that you can do to a developer I suppose. For past few years I have been trying to totally eliminate the problems associated with proxy, but was never successful....