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Shades can say so much!

October 31st, 2016

Made this photo a few days ago. I think it's very pretty.

Made with an iPod as I was walking down this path. Happy Autumn!


Happy Hallowe'en!

October 31st, 2016

I got candies here! And awaiting children if any dare!


Will Internet Surveillance in Germany decelerate our Internet?

October 21st, 2016

Germany is already behind many other countries in Europe and elsewhere (like South Korea), in terms of Internet speeds. Recently the BND was given powers (german) to surveill our Internet. I'm wondering if the surveillance will decelerate our Internet from progressing into something fit for the 21st century. South Korea is working on 10 Gbit/s speeds for everyone already. We're just at 50 Mbit/s if we're lucky. I still have 16 Mbit/s. With every speed upgrade at an ISP the BND will have to conform their spy equipment to similar standards which is a burden on the taxpayer. I fear the pandoras box has been opened.


Delphinusdnsd name approaches 2 years old

October 20th, 2016

On November 14th, 2014 I forked delphinusdnsd from wildcarddnsd. It was a namechange to indicate a new direction in programming, namely DNSSEC. I'd like to sum up the milestones it got since then:

  • dd-convert.rb a ruby script to sign zonefiles
  • a semi decent working dnssec stack
Currently and this year I'm working on a replacement for dd-convert.rb to make the project full C source again. And I'm getting ideas to incorporate parts of dd-convert.c back into delphinusdnsd to help in things such as dynamic DNS that is fully signed. But first I gotta get this done. It's my main task for this year which had obstacles to overcome. I'm looking forward to 2017 to start new things on delphinusdnsd and improve on it, here is some hints:
  • underlying database needs to be replaced, that means goodbye berkeley db. The reason for this is that there is a bug with my implementation, not sure if it's OpenBSD related or Berkeley DB related but it appears to affect queries.
And then there is always the need to refactor some code.


Got 4 Puffy Mugs today

October 18th, 2016


Autumns Dress

October 18th, 2016


An idea and a plea for our worlds society

October 16th, 2016

Currently we're living in a split-brained world. On one side there is powerful corporations who build shabby products, on the other side there is consumers who require quality products that have no government issued backdoors in them.

If we really are in an "information" age then why are computers a secret? Why do our children not get taught anything useful in school, to build their own computer for example. We're teaching the kids nonsense and not telling them the truth on what is needed in a true information age!

Now if you think children at age 12 should sit down with a soldering iron and construct circuits you're both right and wrong at the same time. We know that electric circuits can produce a logic gate in order to do the magic that runs computers. We also know from research that photonic circuits can in theory do the same without the heat byproduct.

We also know that silicon can be doped to produce lasers. My suggestion is to produce computers with photonic gates or fibre optic switches as components.

Put away with slow speed busses and combine RAM with CPU on one silicon circuit. And interface this "package" with high speed optical paths to other CPU's and I/O such as USB busses. There is very minimal soldering that needs to be done in that scenario, but kids should learn to work with these high tech components.

I am willing to bet a homebrew computer that uses light to switch it's I/O is 100 times faster than the usual 8 bit homebrews that we have. That's an amazing 200 Mhz! We should teach our kids to build these from scratch giving them the components only so that they can make their own.

I'm of the opinion that children from age 10 to age 14 should be taught how to build their own computers and from age 14 through 18 use these tools to expand their knowledge in other fields. Everyone their own computer! That should be a must in the information age.

If you really think about this you may come to the conclusion as me that people growing up around this idea will become craftsment from slaves and will know how to build their own computers that are top notch technology. Combined this is Open Source and Open Hardware and will tell the silicon industry who possibly covet in secrecy to play fair. Their day has possibly come.


Ordered 4 Puffy Mugs

October 13th, 2016

I have ordered four puffy mugs from the OpenBSDStore. I'm glad to be inviting my 3 friends to have tea or coffee with them. Puffy style.


Upgraded io.solarscale.de to OpenBSD 6.0

October 13th, 2016

I have upgraded my last FreeBSD VPS to OpenBSD. It wasn't easy but I managed to overwrite the first 64 MB of the partition table with OpenBSD installer. Then I did a network install. Which didn't work for some reason, so I had to ftp the packages manually before doing a disk install. OpenBSD rocks! I now have 3 OpenBSD vps's. I don't think I need any more, I'm quite happy with this.


My core network

October 11th, 2016

I was asked by AVM support to make a drawing of my network, I was having so much fun with xfig that I want to share it with you.

Parts of it is in the german language but it's self explanatory.


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