Statistical computing on a shoestring: Stan in the Azure cloud using Cloud-init

Automating deployment of an inexpensive Linux R/Stan development environment in the Azure public cloud.

OpenJDK and IcedTea: Java Web Start Forensics on Ubuntu

To play [Blood Bowl online on](, a Java client is used that works with Java Web Start. On my Ubuntu linux system, open source versions of java and java web start (openJDK and IcedTea) take care of this. This post describes my suffering caused by the client not working anymore after a Ubuntu software update, and might be helpful for others encountering the same issues.