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Vacation in a week

June 5th, 2015

I go on vacation in a week. I'm really excited. I hope I'm going to get a lot of programming done then, as I have 3 weeks vacation.


Purchased another Album

June 4th, 2015

This one is from Richie Spice "Book of Job". I'm going to listen to it now.


Computers are better Rappers? Perhaps...

May 22th, 2015

I grew up on hip hop and rap in my teenager years. I had a language burden to overcome and it wasn't easy, but I think I got the point. Now then researcher in Finland have developed a rapping algorithm called deep beat (german link). And this may be good and all and I'm sure the algorithm will be used to produce Hip Pop, but what the mainstream media never knew was that it wasn't the glorious rappers that interested us. We wanted to hear the message, and the perfection of a human to deliver this on to us. Now you can write a rhyme and practice it but how well are you gonna be in freestyling. That's where people get mad respect. Sure they recycle parts they practiced before probably but rapping from the head top isn't an easy thing. In my experience hip hop was the experience itself and that can't be told, you have to experience that yourself. I look up to the god and my friends who gave me a message that was, what's the word, benevolent. If you want to understand I invite you to watch 40 years of Hip Hop by KRS-One. I can't guarantee you'll understand it but he tries to teach you. My personal take on hip hop is that to repeat what I experienced in the 1990's you'd have to time travel, it cannot be repeated. Some qualities and friendships remain from that time because we know what we went through in those days. I am gonna stop, there is no words to this...


Advocacy for OpenBSD

May 21st, 2015

On the OpenBSD Journal there was an article that featured this article to show among others that OpenBSD is and I quote "an important ingredient in an EU strategy for more security and technological independence".

When I came to the EU, I had OpenBSD 3.1 in my pocket with me and I used this almost at any opportunity. I have been lucky. I grew up with this stuff in Canada since age 19 and OpenBSD releases since 2.5. Right now I don't have a consumer router but rather an enterprise router made by Soekris running OpenBSD. I plan on getting a PC-Engines APU router to run OpenBSD on it soon. Both these routers allow me this security and technological independence, talked about in the above article. The consumer routers over and over again prove to be unreliable and faulty security wise.


Pre-Ordered Ten of Hearts

May 21st, 2015

I have pre-ordered Alaine's Ten of Hearts album, which is scheduled to be released in 5 days or so. I have Alaine's Without You album and I like how she sounds.


My udptunnel program is open source now

May 21st, 2015

The udptunnel that I use to tunnel freifunk with is now open source. You can look at it through here. Enjoy.


Holidays less than a month away

May 19th, 2015

I'm looking forward to my holidays. Simply because I'll be working on Delphinusdnsd to put DNSSEC into it. I hope I will succeed with that, it's my major personal project for this year and I hope I don't get side-tracked. I've got 3 weeks to get something written. I'm looking forward to releasing delphinusdnsd 1.0.0 in November 2015.


OpenBSD 5.7 arrived

May 15th, 2015

15 days after I installed 5.7 on all my systems the CD's arrived. This doesn't really make me mad. But then I checked CD2 and this is what i found:

mercury# cd /cdrom
mercury# ls
5.7        OFWBOOT    PORTS      SHA256.SIG
mercury# more TRANS.TBL
D 5.7                                   5.7
F HARDWARE                              HARDWARE
F OFWBOOT                               ofwboot
notice the ofwboot should have been lowercase when I read the CD. This is probably a broken disk. It still doesn't make me mad. I got a great booklet and stickers, and that makes me very happy. The CD's are probably coasters and I hope the plant screwup doesn't repeat itself for 5.8. I'm glad to support Theo de Raadt and OpenBSD, even when the CD's are screwed up once in a while, they are still a plastic receipt that I buy into this product.


Freifunk Tunnel Masters

May 15th, 2015

As you may know freifunk.net tunnels to the outside world. I have made another step. Instead of tunneling to the freifunk.net servers directly from my DSL I'm tunneling through a VPS of mine first. This has the benefit that I can encrypt the traffic leaving the DSL and it can't be picked up by my ISP when they compare a list of servers whether I have freifunk.net. I'm using my udptunnel program that is still closed source but I plan on overhauling it as it doesn't quite encrypt just yet, it just HMAC's. Gonna work on that this weekend. If you don't know what I mean above just think of a tunnel that gets tunneled. My vps is showing 5% more CPU on average and I suspect it's a similar story with my router here at home. Also right now I do about 200 GB of traffic so my VPS sees twice that amount. Because the VPS is in Amsterdam there is more latency on the freifunk link, but it gets discounted the fastpath on my DSL, so it's about even as if I had just changed providers.



May 13th, 2015

I had a chance to talk to Anexit on IRC today. He asked me what my webpage was and I asked his anexit.net, very interesting blog he's got. Anexit is experienced with BSD and this makes it so great to talk to him. Lately he's very busy with his baby daughter but otherwise you could catch him at a BSDCan conference.


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