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Venus broke

February 24th, 2016

My Soekris net6501 firewall broke. It's still on warranty but until then I'll be missing it from my network. I'm in contact with the reseller regarding RMA.


Registered domain zeropager.de

February 23th, 2016

I have registered the domain zeropager.de. I did this because as a youth me and my buddies got pagers. Back then it was the in thing to do to have a pager as mobile phones were still too expensive to have. Public phone booths were aplenty back then and we used to make little 3 number codes to identify ourselves who were were, if the call was urgent or if we're inquiring where someone is. It was pretty fun. I had a dream about paging my old friend last night. It gave me a thought of perhaps making a SIP based paging business where people carry a raspberry pi zero around that writes on a LED display what people are paging them via SMS or email. Who knows perhaps it'll lead to something cool. I'm just riding my imagination right now.

And yes since I'm a kernel programmer newbie I'm sure to hit a zeropage some where if I was using it in hacker sense. I'm just buggy :P.


Getting a TV after 16 years having none

February 20th, 2016

I've decided to get a TV. I also decided to change my ISP that will give me triple play (Internet, VOIP Phone, TV over IP). All in all I'm going to turn this around in the next month or so. Stay tuned.


Apple is right (in this case)

February 18th, 2016

Apple has released a "letter to customer" outlining why they will fight the US government to put a back door into IOS products. In this case they (apple) are right, and I'm proud to have an IoS device now. It takes a large corporation with good will to stand up to the strongest country in the world, and this time they are actually defending freedoms! My how upside-down that sounds, usually corporations take away freedoms and the government has to protect consumer rights. Just a sign though that there is people in government with great powers that want to take all of our privacy away, to know everything about us to hurt us in the end. We have a lack of good people in government it seems.


DSL Link issues, Provider refuses to help me...

February 12th, 2016

I think it's time to switch providers. I have DSL link issues that started on Tuesday at 17:25 PM. The Link Control Protocol on my PPPoE router complains of lost keepalive frames and resets the connection.

Feb 12 10:29:34 gamma /bsd: pppoe0: LCP keepalive timeout
This is what my provider wrote to me (in german):
vielen Dank für Ihre E-Mail.

Die CPE weist auf ein Fremdgerät hin. Sollte dies der Fall sein, 
schliessen Sie bitte die von M-net bereitgestellte Fritz!Box 3270 an 
und testen die Verbindung mit diesem Endgerät.

Auf Fremdgeräte können wir leider keinen Support geben.
I'm not going to plug in that insecure old router they request from me. Plus my internal network can't use it, it would take too much reconfiguring to put this router on. I've ordered a new VDSL modem though in case it's my (dumb) ADSL2 modem. This new modem allows me 100 Mbit/s which is tempting to be gotten. I think a switch will do me good as long as I can keep all equipment as is.


Delphinusdnsd what's next in development?

February 8th, 2016

I want to revisit the signing tool, and possibly do it in C. That or I'm thinking of incorporating DNSSEC signing right into the daemon. That would be a great feat, but hard to do I suspect. I'll have to carefully weigh my options.


Ten days from now is Year Three

February 3rd, 2016

It's been 3 years since I had this apartment. A look back. Unfortuantely the electricity bill for 2015 was high, and I had to pay for a new Fridge. All in all these are 1000 euros of expenses that I didn't foreplan. But I have the best apartment I ever had and I still have the job I had when I moved here.


Electricity for 2015 way up

February 3rd, 2016

I guess I must have had too many days where I had it too warm in my apartment. So here is the table for comparison with the previous two years. It feels a bit fishy but I'll take their word for it.


This is in comparison with an earlier article from last year. I'm not gonna fight this outrageous bill but I'm gonna try to keep a cooler apartment for 2016 since it's mainly the heaters that made this jump.


Delphinusdnsd 1.0.1 released

January 29th, 2016

Bugfixes from the STABLE_1_0 branch have made the 1.0.1 release. I plan on doing up to 8 more (to 1.0.9) depending on need, otherwise new code will go into the -current branch and ultimately into the 1.1.0 release.


All Domain Names signed

January 23rd, 2016

This morning I did the last one of all my domains. Now I sit back and wait for problems to arise. I already did all the online validators and they are saying everything is correct. My email still works, which is the main thing.


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