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One year of ap.centroid.eu

September 14th, 2013

Also known as moon.virgostar.net, the vps sits in Hong Kong. I registered it on September 12th last year. While it has been a very reliable computer with only a few hickups I'm considering moving it next year to Canada. It's nice to have an asian DNS server but a DNS server alone is not worth 20 bucks a month. We'll see, perhaps I can get a few friends to chip in on the server in Canada then I can keep the moon where it belongs..far away like HK. In 1 year this server did 3 GB of webtraffic for me. Not very much. I can get that in 1 month on the european vps on a good month.


Pre-Ordered OpenBSD 5.4

September 12th, 2013

I have ordered it from OpenBSDEurope again. I wasn't satisfied with the lateness of Lehmann's last time. This is rockin'! Although the song is far from rock! It is nice though.


Good article by Bruce Schneier

September 6th, 2013

The article talks about how engineers have built the Internet and the need to fix it. Some of those engineers have destroyed the Internet and gagged themselves in national secrecy.

I wrote about most of this in June/July. Take a look in my blog for those months. I like the african village paths and that the Internet should be like this.

What I mostly like to see the Internet evolve to as being in the hands of the people. I'm not a communist but I believe that a bunch of wires leading to a fortified address is the wrong way to "share" the Internet with all. We need a distributed effort in our own hands and we all need to learn how to network. Don't leave it to just engineers, get everyone involved in some form. Anyhow good article, we're waking up.


My public AP is on an Edimax adapter now

September 6th, 2013

I forgot to blog about it. I have put the Edimax EW-7811Un adapter on my raspberry pi and have gotten rid of the Apple Access Point. There is only one problem. The range is not as much as the UFO used to give me. I'm not even sure if anyone is connecting to it anymore. It works in the next room but not my entire apartment that's how low the range is. Oh well. I'll keep it running while I'M on vacation perhaps something will come of it.


Just a thought, is Snowden a FUD-Trojan?

September 6th, 2013

A trojan is a piece of payload smuggled into enemy territory. It could be a message, a program, or where the name comes from a payload of soldiers in a wooden horse. So then I have to wonder, does anyone ever consider that the entire Snowden affair has been planted from the NSA all along? FUD stands for Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. So is Snowden a FUD-Trojan? Does he spread fear in all directions and primarily on our beloved Internet? I have considered it. And I have considered my viewpoint. I'm in no position to defend that AES is unbreakable. Nor do I understand the mathematics behind the RSA or Diffie Hellman to a full extend. The NSA has some very bright mathematicians, some of the best it is said. So what if there is a breakthrough? Naturally if there is a breakthrough we need to know. Because the Internet's secrets are worth more than the security of the USA. Some things should stay secret, even from the NSA's eyes is my opinion. At the same time some things should become open. Like cryptography and it's strength. The Internet is on a collective downward spiral if cryptography doesn't work. Because somewhere out there someone has the same formulas as the NSA, and they have a much fearsome plan I predict.


OpenSMTPD upgraded on io.solarscale.de

September 5th, 2013

I noticed OpenSMTPD didn't encrypt outbound mails with STARTTLS. Grabbing a recent snapshot fixed this. Thanks to lynge on #opensmtpd/freenode for helping.


Wildcarddnsd has little new features for BETA8

September 4th, 2013

I'm going on holidays in a bit more than 2 weeks, this leaves the following month for wildcarddnsd development:

      October               November
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
       1  2  3  4  5                  1  2
 6  7  8  9 10 11 12   3  4  5  6  7  8  9
13 14 15 16 17 18 19  10 11 12 13 14 15 16
20 21 22 23 24 25 26  17 18 19 20 21 22 23
27 28 29 30 31        24 25 26 27 28 29 30
On November 29th is W's birthday and I'll try to tag the tree for that reflecting BETA_8 changes. What changes? We have a debug mode as found on line 3 of this markup. Also I'd like to get some changes in that I needed for compiling W on the Raspberry Pi other than that I don't think I have time to do any big changes. What I have attempted to do was replace the BerkeleyDB as a whole, and replace the parsing with a YACC parser but that went nowhere as well. I'm interested in all sorts of help for this daemon as it's getting older and needs a lot more functionality. Any hackers interested in hacking on Wildcarddnsd?


RadeonDRM on OpenBSD

September 3rd, 2013

OpenBSD hardware with AMD Radeon cards (and Intel HD) have a new video driver. The driver is still bleeding edge but I was able to upgrade my OpenBSD-current netbook which has an AMD chip and my first impression was shock. I was expecting something on the console but nothing appeared. So I hard-powercycled my netbook and hoped to be seeing something better the next time around and I was not let down again. The RadeonDRM is really nice and if you had seen a macppc console before that's how the amd64 netbook's console now looks like. Here is a link to an undeadly article that talks about the changes for radeondrm(4). Thank you to Jonathan Gray who programmed this driver. Also I can now exit X (from startx) and get back to console, I couldn't do that before on this netbook, this is really nice.


Will be guest DJ'ing at SVPRadio.COM

August 27th, 2013

On September 25th I'll be guest DJ'ing in the reggae spot (10-11PM EST). I'll probably also make a guest appearance on the Get Fresh show with DJ Jaz. I'm really looking forward to this. I've never seen the studio before so this will be great spending some time with DJ Jaz.

The type of music I'll be DJ'ing will be Reggae. It will consist of the artists and music that has been with me for the last few years, (mostly on youtube). I bought a lot of music for this spot.


Vacationing in Canada next month

August 27th, 2013

I'm going to be in a lot of places, and all over. Ontario, Saskatchewan and Nunavut (which is way up north). All my flights and train rides have been purchased and I have a sort of schedule to follow to see all my old friends. This is my first vacation in 2 years and I haven't been to Canada in a decade, so this is gonna be a great time.


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