I'd say the Raspberry Pi is a success. I'm taking it a step further now to
replace the Apple Access Point (Apple Extreme 2nd gen.) and I'll make savings
in electricity usage. What I'm doing is getting a USB WLAN adapter from
Edimax which is compatible with my Pi. I'm going to have to run this in
hostap mode somehow, something I haven't figured out on the Pi yet, I'm
sure it'll work though.
I found the FreeBSD Pi image I made still lacked a bit of stability. So I
put Raspbian Wheezy on my Pi. I'll use this pi like I said below. Right
now what's running is a wiki, with apache and mysqld as well as wildcarddnsd
which wildcards the entire Internet's names to one IP. It seems to work
If someone goes to "somedomainname.tld" it'll redirect to the
wiki and and give an editable page for Somedomainname.tld. I think it may
be popular around here, if only I knew how to turn the edit history off.
Overall I'm a happy camper.
In germany the ruling government has declared the spy affaire to be dead.
A Mr. Pofalla and Mr. Friedrichs who are ministers have voiced that there
is nothing to go on. Nothing to go on? These ministers have admitted to
us that the BND and other german secret services are actively spying on
us. So while the USA may or may not be spying on german citizens the
interior secret services are.
While our hands are tied in the public in terms of doing something
about this right now, this does seem to be a good way to express my
feelings at the vote. I'm voting Pirate Party of Germany because I'm for
transparency and for an Internet that is supported by a political process.
While I hate to write about this whole spy affaire as it really ruins the
good mood my blog used to give me, I think it's necessary to write about
this issue because it affects our freedom. Like Bruce Schneier said that
in the USA the NSA have commandeered the Internet
see his blog for that),
I'm drawing similar conclusions here in Germany about the BND. How dare
they attempt to take the Internet away from us! This is a digital coup!
While not literally "taking it away" they are installing facilities in
several places to read Internet traffic, they've in fact taken away the
privacy going on the digital links.
See you at the vote, where my vote will probably not count unless my party
gets over 5% of the vote, which is a grey zone. But you never know.
I have purchased a raspberry pi. It will arrive here either on saturday or
next week. I have this idea for the Pi. I currently have an open access
point here at home that isn't encrypted. People can send a rate-limited
UDP packet from it but everything is pretty well blocked off. I want to
take a new step forward. I want to completely partition this wifi ap from
the internet and have the raspberry pi run it's soul. I'll be using
wildcarddnsd like before to hijack DNS requests and point them to the Pi.
I'll also put up a message wiki for people to write in. I think it'll
rock. More on this later.
I have compiled a FreeBSD image as found
here. The provided script
worked well except in 2 parts I had to make modifications to my FreeBSD 9.1
VPS in order to compile it. One was the change:
I asked my provider (m-net) to bring back
static IP's. They discontinued the static IP's last years 4th quarter or
something and I'm missing it. I want to host my own mail server. I want
to host my own DNS server all on my own hardware. If they don't bring the
static IP's back to customers as an extra option I'm probably going to look
for a new ISP, one that does this. I'M also willing to pay more again.
The Big Dipper was visible out my kitchen window which faces north tonight.
If I ducked and looked I could see Polaris too. For those that don't know
the Big Dipper is called the
Ursa Major constellation. I came up with the hypothesis that in 6 months
when I look out this window at the same time that
will be out of
my field of view because of how the window is like. But I should be able to
see Polaris still although I won't be able to identify it.
http://centroid.eu/public/centroid-blog.sh.txt. I wrote this small shell script for you (and me). It deobfuscates
first 10 articles which should be enough. Cheers!
I've had some problems with bots from companies that don't honour the
robots.txt file. This exposed my blog to some search engines, not
something I prefer. So I have started to obfuscate my blog with PHP and
based on that password a random sequence of numbers by hashing the password,
taking the lowest byte and hashing the hash again, taking the lowest byte
and so on. After some processing the lowest bytes make a sequence that is
always the same. So when I apply that sequence of bytes and XOR it to my
blogs contents then a garble will result. It looks like encryption but it's
not it's only obfuscation, but it also makes people who sniff the wire have
on that. If you're using lynx you can't read this blog anymore unfortunately,
switch to X11/firefox.