Here is a list of potentially related articles I wrote:

On Discord and Openness (#23)
Vertical tabs: they're nicer than the standard ones (#22)
Designing stuff that works: why simplicity is nice (#21)
SSL and socat: a slightly broken SSH clone (#20)
Was the Windows Registry a bad idea? (#19)
UNIX the Language. (#18)
How init systems should be simpler to use. (#17)
SSH with Kerberos, part 2 (the debugging part). (#16)
Harry Potter is an API. (#15)
How to set up SSH with Kerberos. (#14)
IP addresses, IP mobility and sockets. (#13)
GRUB and where it finds things. (#12)
Why forwarding pipes over file systems should be a thing. (#11)
Capitalism and how it's about niceness differentials, not making the world better. (#10)
Adding a sidebar statically that auto-updates... kinda. (#9)
Self-signed certs: three one-liners (#8)
On how the Unix Philosophy is not a reason but a consequence (#7)
Binary formats are not as evil as they sound like (#6)
Weird ways of installing an OS (including one where you don't even switch on the computer) (#5)
Named pipes on Windows: are they weirder than Unix domain sockets? (#4)
Writing "shell" scripts in Common Lisp might be a good idea (#3)
Free Software in practice: will you actually sit down and modify things? (#2)
What if files were like sockets: a speculative dystopia (#1)