The move to the other side of the Atlantic from the UK is almost complete, I'm just waiting for my household items - and more importantly, my computer books etc - to turn up. So it's time to start blogging again in the next few weeks. Due to some server trouble in the UK, combined with the fact that I do like Serendipity as a blogging system but was never 100% happy with it, I've switched to using WordPress on a server here in the US. The old blog will stay up, at least as long as the server stays put, but I won't add any new content to the old blog.

Enough meta-blogging though, I should be back to the usual 1-2 post per month soon, so if you kindly could subscribe to the RSS feed and you'll see when all of this is up and running again.

Can you get a deadlock with a single lock and an IO operation?

Quite a while ago, I answered a question about [the basic deadlock scenario](https://stackoverflow.com/questions/17252441/can-someone-ple...… Continue reading