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470:1 where my money goes...

January 2nd, 2012

Wikimedia has broken off the fundraiser. 1 million donors donated on average 20 dollars for the 470 million visitors that wikipedia gets. My contribution (25 euros) was slightly above average then, I'll keep that in mind for next year. If you donated, congratulations you too support 470 others on wikipedia.


Turning off WPS

January 1st, 2012

According to this article (german) and a CERT advisory the key to a WPA2 network can be broken within 11,000 tries. In computers 11,000 tries isn't much.

I've found and turned off WPS on my parents problematic Speedport W303V Type A router which had it set in the pushbutton method by default. Now it's off. At home I don't use Wifi so that's safe (I have cat5 cable everywhere though).

Happy New Year 2012 everyone.


Added a bit of Javascript

December 28th, 2011

As you can probably tell this site has been getting a bit of javascript and HTML5 improvements. I'm dabbling here and there with my book I got a while ago. One noticeable change on this blog is that the ads on the top will get reloaded every minute to a new one. You can see what ads there are by reading the page source. Cheers!


Donation to the Pirates

December 27th, 2011

Yesterday I was systematically going through the website of the Pirate Party of Germany. At first I was a little shy about them, now I think they are my party. The good thing is that you can vote for them twice. Once with your money and once with your vote. I donated 10 euros to them which I will money transfer to them tomorrow. For all those that use computers and internet as much as I do and aren't convinced they are _the_ party to vote I urge you to look at the politics section of their website and make up your own mind. Invest 40 minutes which I did to really take a look at the program. Sure there is some things missing like defence and finances as well as foreign relations but their priority number 1 for politics is to make the Internet political topic number 1. I don't expect them to win the elections but if they get into parliament it would be grand considering I vote for them.


Goodbye Facebook

December 23th, 2011

I finally left Facebook. I never really needed it. And hopefully all my friends who facebook said will miss me, will actually miss me. If they leave facebook I'll be there on old methods like email.


Throwing out the productions of 2011

December 22th, 2011

Early this year (sometime in april or so) I made 2 shows for SVP Radio which have never been broadcasted. They deal with OpenBSD and have all songs by OpenBSD on them. I DJ these songs together in a random order. If you're interested in listening to my mediocre voice and good OpenBSD songs then go ahead. Free 2 hour listening.

The shows are up to date until OpenBSD 4.8 song. The rest of the songs you can find at OpenBSD. Thanks to OpenBSD for the songs!


Merry Christmas and Happy Solstice!

December 22nd, 2011

Well Christmas isn't around truely yet, but I'm sure Maria felt something by now, those 2000 some odd years ago. I want to wish you a happy solstice today and you may not know this the solstice is for me christmas and new years in one. But I do honor the christian tradition too and we don't open our presents until the 24th (24th is german tradition to open presents on xmas eve).


Solstice in 5 days

December 17th, 2011

Once again the solstice is upon us. For northern people like me, it's the winter-solstice. For southeners like Australians the summer solstice is approaching. This solstice according to wikipedia is on the 22nd of December.


Natally enables IPv6 on my parents computer Neptun

December 11th, 2011

I finished porting the changes I've made to the openbsd client for natally to Linux. On my parents computer then I'm able to do:

root@neptun:/etc# ping6 ipv6.google.com
PING ipv6.google.com(bw-in-x69.1e100.net) 56 data bytes
64 bytes from bw-in-x69.1e100.net: icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=81.6 ms
64 bytes from bw-in-x69.1e100.net: icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=80.2 ms
--- ipv6.google.com ping statistics ---
2 packets transmitted, 2 received, 0% packet loss, time 1000ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 80.248/80.927/81.607/0.736 ms
Among google facebook also works over IPv6 (www.v6.facebook.com). I'm very happy that natally works the way I planned for it. In the future though I'M going to make some routing code changes with it... stay tuned for that.


2011, a look back

December 10th, 2011

Last year we did the "look back" on December 10th as well so here is a sum up for this year that passed (hard to believe 2011 is almost over)...

January 4th - Received the Lanner FW 7530B per parcel
January 21st - 1st mention of SVP Radio
January 31st - quit the proteus VPS and transfer of solarscale.de to joker.com
February 2nd - CKLN my favourite radio station at the time has until Feb. 12
		to shut down..
February 4th - got a DSL upgrade (contract for 2 years) 18 Mbps down/ 1Mbps up
February 18th - did clock.centroid.eu IPv6 traceroute faker with time display
March 12th - first mention of Fukushima nuclear powerplant meltdown
April 17th - CKLN 88.1 goes off air
April 19th - Wildcarddnsd at BETA_6
April 26th - Demonstration against nuclear power
April 29th - Upgraded to OpenBSD 4.9
May 8th - Ordered two books on PHP
May 19th - Stargate Universe (SGU) show is over and will be missed...
May 20th - found a bug in dspam which is used at one work of mine
May 21st - 1 to 4 documentary on Hip-Hop in Toronto featured
May 27th - I'm back working, for 1.5 euros an hour (no minimum wage)
June 2nd - cleaned heatsink and reduced CPU temperature article
June 5th - bought a book on Windows System programming
June 13th - source code to exploit to crash Speedport W303V Type A router
June 25th - my second windows program
July 22nd - Space Shuttle Atlantis does its final landing
July 30th - upgraded my dads macbook to OS X Lion
August 5th - turned on comments on this blog
August 6th - got a new VOIP phone (Grandstream GXP 2100)
August 7th - showcase of SVPRadio with pictures from the Compudoc
August 10th - 1/6 of my Internet traffic is over IPv6
September 3rd - Free Bradley Manning (billboard sighted in Kansas City)
September 17th - Wildcarddnsd does passive AXFR now
September 28th - first draft of Wildcarddnsd Handbook written
October 2nd - Our blackbirds are observed to be reduced in numbers 
October 4th - Business cards for EuroBSDCon 2011
October 10th - Photos from EuroBSDCon 2011
October 13th - Dennis Ritchie, father of C and UNIX dies
October 26th - the world reaches 7 billion humans
November 1st - OpenBSD 5.0 Released
November 4th - uranus upgraded to OpenBSD 5.0
November 7th - got a new VPS from Hetzner Online, this one is io.solarscale.de
November 11th - upgraded anti-virus
November 15th - donated 25 euros to wikipedia
November 17th - BIND 9.8.1-P1 is released fixing a nasty bug
November 21st - netbooting OpenBSD/macppc
December 5th - mars.centroid.eu (OpenBSD/macppc) is back with a new SSD drive
December 7th - Natally does IPv6 redirects now (sorta like NAT but not PAT)
This year was a very good year for me. Hoping to make it even better in 2012!


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