The Northward Equinox is upon us again in 2 days on March 20th, 11:02 AM UT. This is also called the March Equinox or for a northern hemispherer the Spring Equinox. Have fun with this information!0 comments
In 1999 or so I switched globalserve.net's relay mail servers to postfix, taking the load off sendmail. Today I switched my main mail servers to OpenSMTPD, ending 14 years of loving postfix. I still run postfix at work but in time we'll be able to switch it as well, I hope.0 comments
I have ordered two books, hoping they'll help me.
I have made a libssh program to sftp a file from standard input to a file on an sftp site. I use strato hidrive cloud storage for my backups and that is what I use this file for. I pipe it through openssl and another one time pad program to make sure strato can't look at my stuff. I want to share the code, here it is:
The program has hardcoded passwords, not optimal but it works. Also the key must match or it bails immediately (or should). Have fun with this! 0 comments
Be sure to check out SVP Radio on Wednesday March 6th, starting at 6PM Eastern North American time. We have made a few changes which allow listening through the browser, and it may even work on an iPhone.0 comments
I have made a video entry introducing my blog. I recorded off the webcam and converted the .avi to theora with ffmpeg2theora. A Firefox browser should be able to run this. It works on my OpenBSD box.
So yeah bad hair day!
This is what I use to record this with:
#!/bin/sh OUTFILE=$1 ffmpeg -f sndio -i rsnd/0 -s 320x240 -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 -r 30 $OUTFILEIt's a 12 euro mic and a 30 euro webcam...that says it all. 0 comments
Recently the news of Marissa Mayer (CEO of Yahoo) pulling all teleworkers at their organization back to their own corporate headquarters, struck me. I found it as wrong but discussion with a few californians on IRC they were of the perception that workers at yahoo who teleworked from home got a free paid vacation. BBC made an article about it.
I work from home and work is 6 timezones away in another hemisphere. This comes to my benefit though because I'M able to do technical maintenance on the computers at 4AM when it's 10AM here. This allows me to upkeep a "day" lifestyle, none of that 12 hour-days insanity that I did in my 20's. In fact everything is a lot more relaxed in operations so that we can draw benefits from me working from 6 timezones away.
Sure there is days I wished I could have been a bit more productive or had a buddy help me with something, but I believe my time is very productive. Another add-on to that is that I only work 30 hours a week and cannot do more because of illness (my doctor recommends this much). However working from home requires discipline. That's why I have an "office", a dedicated room in the apartment where I do my daily/eveningly tasks. This apartment is relatively new and I did some work out of a 1-room apartment for a few months, I'm glad that is behind me.
So I would say to Mrs. Mayer "you're not being fair to teleworkers". As every situation is different, and teleworkers have a strange but effective benefit.
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Roughly the same time as last year.
I did not know this. And I noticed it today with packet dumping on my firewall. In german I would say "Das ist eine Sauerei!". Anyhow I googled a little and found this helpful blog. Basically what DNS prefetching is, is that when you visit a website and that website happen to have the link http://www.centroid.eu on it the browser would conduct a lookup of this Internet name and caches it. It could speed up things but I think it's a privacy invasion on my part because I look at an offline wikipedia here and the citations show someone sniffing outside my link what page I'm looking up by correlating. Yes I'm paranoid and it's not their business.0 comments
The fire curses client (firec) is what I did while I was at my parents after the apartment fire. It allows me to IRC in a semi-windowed environment. Browse and download the source here:
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