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My Moonchart...and more

December 30th, 2013

I don't really really believe in astrology, but I find it amazing what sort of moons and planets were in my night sky at my birthday, so here it is my moonchart:

	moon	jupiter	saturn	mars		moon	jupiter	saturn	mars
1976     X				1997	 			 X
1977					1998
1978					1999
1979     X				2000
1980					2001
1981		    X       X		2002
1982		            X     X	2003
1983			    X		2004
1984     X				2005		    X
1985					2006       X
1986					2007
1987     X 				2008
1988 					2009
1989					2010			   X
1990					2011			   X
1991					2012			   X
1992					2013
1993		     X			2014	   			  X
1994					2015
1995     X				2016
1996					2017		    X

2025     X				2029                X             X
I'll try to correlate this to events in my life sometime, but not yet.

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It's all about distribution...

December 28th, 2013

Hackers in Germany are brainstorming what they can do against the state surveillance. My position is that the structure that the Internet is built is wrong. There is no distribution, everything is centralized in a few major ISP's. If people had smaller ISP's to choose from, if people had been enabled to do their own Internet-networking then the monetary infrastructure would enable people to fend off government threats, as a collective. With the current model there is a few companies that are easily misled by state securities. We have a disaster as a result.

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Success, configuring the resolver right

December 26th, 2013

I started this thread in hopes of configuring my resolver right. Many wanted to help me and some laughed at me, but in the end I got what I wanted which was the "search ." in my resolv.conf. Would be a shame if this knowledge wasn't passed on to others and hence I suggested putting it in the manpage for resolv.conf. Just not sure on the right wording so I left it for others to take a peek.

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Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2013

May peace be unto thee!

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Purchased Music off iTunes

December 23rd, 2013

I purchased 2 albums. One the Major Riddim by Don Corleon Music and the other Tarrus Riley Mecoustic album. I'm listening to these as I write this.

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Living with Schitzophrenia, what's it like?

December 23rd, 2013

I pop my pills every day and everything seems normal. I don't know how it would be without them, never tried. Stigma against Schizos? Probably exists. I'm not exactly rich in Germany.

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Donated 5 euros to the LibreOffice Document Foundation

December 22nd, 2013

I donated 5 euros to the Document Foundation. Thanks for allowing me to run slides for presentations with OpenBSD!

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I'm in love with the new Apple Mac Pro (cylinder)

December 19th, 2013

...and I have 6 months to decide if I want to make it my next work computer. I would be replacing Jupiter (Core i7-930) for everyday tasks. If I get it I'm considering putting OpenBSD natively on the 2012 Mac Mini that I have, so that at least one computer will run OpenBSD natively. OpenBSD will also run on this Mac Pro under vmware. Right now I'm high from its design, maybe that will die down in time. Jupiter turns 4 in june, it cost around 2000 euros, the Mac Pro would cost around 3500, but it's assembled in the USA which means good quality...

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Compartmenting more $USER functionality

December 17th, 2013

It is well known that daemons (or if you want to call them servers you can), compartment themselves to their own user... so why can't I do the same for firefox browser? The Idea I got from a slide from Mike Belopuhov's talk in at ruBSD, see here. I recently found out I can do this. Here is what I've done:

jupiter$ grep firefox .fluxbox/menu         
      [exec] (firefox) { ssh -c arcfour -X pjpff@localhost /usr/local/bin/firefox }
This will ssh to localhost with X11Forwarding with the arcfour cipher (later I plan on using chacha), because arcfour is speedy. I had to do the same for URL's in thunderbird so that when I click on an url the pjpff user sees it in the browser. But there is one drawback. Pasting text back. So I've used the never used "email link" function to send back an URL of interest back to me and it goes back to the thunderbird. It works out well. Another obstacle is moving files for upload or download. I'm going to write a small daemon for that with a hopefully curses client.

I can now browse easier knowing that firefox can't browse through my files in some hidden or not-known functionality. I'm paranoid about that so I'd rather close a possible hole.

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I wish Europe would land on the moon too

December 16th, 2013

The moon is probably the most mysterious thing that every human can observe with their own eyes. When will Europe explore this object?

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