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Donation time again

September 2nd, 2014

After a long break from donations of any kind I activated donations again. I've written a transfer for OpenBSD which I'll bring to the bank this friday. The amount is for 100 Euros. This will be the last for OpenBSD for this year and brings the amount to 300 if I'm not mistaken. It's a little less than the previous years but I'm also facing less income this year due to currency exchange. Hoping for a raise soon. :-)


Purchased Soekris Addons

September 1st, 2014

Happy September! I have purchased a 19" soekris case with internal powersupply and one quad ethernet addon card for my 6501. What I plan to do with this is place venus into my office and uranus into the hallway. I gain 2 ports on both locations that way, and I can possibly put the raspberry pi back in the hallway. Once I get the gear I'll have to wait for the right time to do the operation from venus's (my soekris 6501) old case to the new case. Anyone interested in buying a normal soekris 6501 case (metal) with external power supply should make me an offer preferably if you live in europe.


War in Europe

August 29th, 2014

I think it's fair to say that we have war in Europe. This is the most devastating piece of news, after Chernobyl, I have come across concerning Europe in my life. Now is a good time to stop and listen to the UN.


Holidays coming to an end

August 29th, 2014

I had 2 weeks holidays and I didn't do very much except veg. I did write a bit of code but not the bit of code I wanted to write. It'll have to be written another time.


Bought an Album

August 25th, 2014

I know it's only been 2 weeks since I bought one but I was browsing through Anthony B's album Rasta Love and I just had to buy it. :-)


Fears of a centralized wifi

August 22th, 2014

There is a rumour that the governing party in Bavaria (a state of Germany) wants to give the state a wifi network covering most or all of bavaria. I have thought about this with a shudder. Basically what this means is that the the wifi spectrum which is still free and decentralized would get a sort of network of sensors added to it. And fibreoptic networking would make sure that someone in Munich would be able to follow the wifi of anyone without leaving their chair. So, uncloaked, it is a centralized surveillance apparatus. With such a wifi it gives the authorities in munich a few choices.

  1. They can now follow every single smartphone, everywhere
  2. They can now detect any "Freifunk" nodes which are not encrypted
  3. They can capture encrypted wifi traffic without leaving their chair
  4. They can enforce, by law, an encrypted wifi ap, without leaving their chair
On the other hand it may be really convenient, but who's gonna manage it? The Deutsche Telekom or M-net? And will this mean the end of commercial ISP's?


Futile attempt on a dating service

August 21st, 2014

I cruise dating services once in a while but get turned off when I have to pay. So I put this image of me up in the pictures, and it got removed, oh jeez.

I did this so that it would survive the dating services auto-scaling as I tried outguess and the message got scrambled. So.. if you're looking to date me why don't you send me an email? I'm single...I'll have to ask you a security question first though so I know where you're from. *laugh* carry on carry on!


The end of Moon (Asia Pacific)

August 20th, 2014

I have stopped the crontab to sync ap.centroid.eu aka Moon. I'll soon be dismantling its web daemon. Here is some stats collected this morning on how much web traffic this host got.

I had that VPS since september 11th 2012, and it'll be reclaimed on september 10th 2014. Host Virtual (http://vr.org) was the VPS provider and they were very nice. I'll write another article regarding that soon.


On Holidays what will I do?

August 19th, 2014

I'm sitting here at home with a few books opened and staring at my own wildcardddnsd code. How am I going to do this? Do what? Well. I decided a long time ago that I'd put TSIG (RFC 2845) support into wildcarddnsd. Just tomorrow will be 1/4 of my vacation over and all I've done is add a few lines of code and print out RFC 2845 and highlighted it a bit here and there. I do hope I get this done because I have plans to make the 0.9-BETA release with TSIG. I have a vision how I'm going to do the key management inside W but I just need to get over the slump and write code...


Changed DNS servers

August 18th, 2014

I ran into an administrative problem on americas.centroid.eu and needed a recursive as well as an administrative nameserver there. So I did this change:

Before:			After:
wildcarddnsd/americas	bind/americas
nsd/io.solarscale.de	wildcarddnsd/io.solarscale.de
I had to take nsd out in order to keep a wildcarddnsd master. My tests were successful in determining that nothing was lost and that bind slave zones are correct to the wildcarddns master.


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