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October 11th, 2015
I got the 3 magic discs of freedom! Thanks to all involved!
October 10th, 2015
This morning I finished 4 needed DNSSEC RR's for ANY replies. Since the code
for ANY and AXFR is in parts the same this finished AXFR's as well. I'm now
about a month away from release and I don't think I'll make it. I have a
one week vacation before the month changes to november and I need to write
the frontend ruby code to dns sign the delphinusdnsd zones. If I get
finished it will be untested for release and if I test it it may take until
new years to release. I'll keep hacking on it (I have monday off), and I'm
refreshing myself with ruby right now on this weekend (got the ruby book beside
October 7th, 2015
This means the CD is on its way as well. I now have posters of a lot of
researchers when you look at the OpenBSD poster and the poster beside it
of the over-wintering expedition of Concordia station in Antarctica.
Yes my office is colourful, if you look close you'll see some fud on the
planets poster above the monitor but I don't think you can see that in detail.
October 7th, 2015
I took this picture yesterday I thought I'd share it.
Today the leaves on the maple are even more brilliant and red. It's a nice
sight. Soon they'll fall I'm sure.
October 3rd, 2015
And everyone who is born on this day, happy birthday!
October 3rd, 2015
In Germany there is a law preventing people from opening their access point to
anyone in the public. It's called the Stoererhaftung (in german) which
translates to the two words "Stoer" which means disrupt and "haftung" which
We have a situation now that is of national significance. We have a lot of
refugees that are flooding first contact centers. The refugees are in dire
need of Internet to keep touch with their families. After food, clothing,
shelter and security Internet is the next needed thing for them.
The german government has denied Internet access to refugees for a period up
to two years, which is the word from someone I got to know through a mailing
list. She works with the refugees. People and groups are helping providing
Internet by using the Freifunk infrastructure which bypasses the legal
situation with the Stoererhaftung. It's not ideal because the resources of
Freifunk groups is limited.
While Freifunk is happy now that we're seeing real user numbers on our stats,
I worry about the long term effects half a year down the line. We need to
offload. And the only correct way is to offload the Stoererhaftung. We
fought the government on this before, and to put it bluntly the government
is the reason that we're dumped on with refugees looking for Internet.
Getting rid of the Stoererhaftung would allow us to make operations cheaper as
traffic would come from inside Germany, it would make everything sustainable.
This is a classic case where a law designed by government is causing people in
need to suffer.
I expect from the german government to immediately do everything in their
powers to help the humanitarian crisis that our refugees are facing. Look no
further but the Stoererhaftung it's a law that is disruptive in all respects.
October 2nd, 2015
I know you probably won't read this but here is a try anyhow. May the walks
of life guide you back to us.
October 1st, 2015
The artist: Anthony B The album: Tears of Luv The release date: October 16th
September 30th, 2015
Yes it's donation time again. I have written the transaction and will be
bringing it to the bank friday the 9th of october or thereabouts. It's
only 50 euros so nothing much to get excited about. But every tidbit helps.
This brings the total donations this year to 200 euros, I think.
September 27th, 2015
I have saved a lump some of money over several years. It's more than a little
and too little to gain any attention. However I want to invest it into a
business of Internet
nature. I would do work just before and during this endeavour to make it
work. The big problem that I see is that I don't have enough capital to
start to make it, and I want to do it on my own. I realise that "The Internet"
the medium that promised freedoms to us is only a place where the rich can
make a profit. And that's what's wrong with it. It is _the_ motor that
makes the rich richer and the poor poorer because poor are just supposed to
give money to the rich on the Internet and no opportunity for small business
is granted. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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