C++: Unspecified Order of Container Element Destruction

After Herb Sutter’s plenary talk at CppCon 2016, I was left wondering if C++ Standard containers guarantee the order of destruction.  What I discovered is not what I expected.

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StackExchange, myOpenID Woes

Over the last few days, I experienced myOpenID downtime, which prevented me from using the StackExchange suite of sites, such as StackOverflow.  I have resolved my issue, have a word of caution for others in my situation, and have a suggested solution.

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Debian 7.0 “Wheezy” Upgrade & Xen Host/Guest Difficulties

Yesterday, I decided to upgrade my Linode hosted, Xen virtualized server from Debian 6.0 “Squeeze” to Debian 7.0 “Wheezy“.  Usually this process is quite easy, just adding some software channels and upgrading the software.  This time, however, I ran into some nasty bug with different Xen host/guest Linux kernels and how they handle disk-io write-barriers.

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