My Single GPU Passthrough Setup Using a MSI GTX 1070 Ti

In this post I want to quickly share my setup for a Windows 11 VM dedicated to gaming and media editing. A “GPU Passthrough” is a special VM setup (using libvirt/qemu) that allows access to the physical GPU device, allowing for near native performance. In the case of a single GPU passthrough, the host completely transfers ownership of the only GPU to the VM; you can only use one at a time....

November 3, 2022 · 4 min · 791 words · Gian Sass

Some Thoughts On: Just for Fun

Just for Fun is a book by Linus Torvalds and David Diamond about the past life of Torvalds, the creation of Linux and his views on the technical world. I mainly bought it because I wanted a nice summary of Unix history and what Torvalds’ mindset looks like. Just finished it recently and wanted to share some quick thoughts on it and why you should read it. The book uses a lot of “nerd humor”, it is indeed more like a personal biography than a raw documentation of Linux history, just like you would expect from Linus Torvalds....

March 28, 2015 · 3 min · 546 words · Gian Sass

Fix: Grunt Imagemin GLIBC_2.15 not found

I was using Grunt to build my web app on my VPS. I use the “grunt-contrib-imagemin” package which minifies images. It all seemed to work fine in Nitrous whatsoever. Turns out I get a weird error that says “‘GLIBC_2.15’ not found”. I looked in the npm log and it seems like the PNG package could have not been built, a library was missing. To fix I ran this command: sudo apt-get install libpng-dev

December 12, 2014 · 1 min · 73 words · Gian Sass