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Deutschland GmbH is privatizing?

November 3rd, 2020

I had a rockin' phone call yesterday afternoon. The state-run government controlled Arbeitsagentur.de has relinquished my "customer" profile and is not giving me any more services. So they were only there to take my money when I paid taxes but not there when I don't? Thanks a million I guess my chances for finding good good work are zero. Oh on the other hand the jobs they serve are only the bullshit kind, with all sorts of spying going on in the job market place. The thing that happens here is that companies invent jobs only to take the data of people applying. I have formally complained to a higher authority.


Just thinking back, in my past

November 1st, 2020

I remember hitchhiking on the 401 Highway in 1994'ish. This is a no-go. Even for 1994. If you want a free ride, try bicycling. I made the journey in a day from Toronto to London, Ontario (took something like 14 hours). This was 200 something kilometers. I was walking like I had a pickle up my bum for about another day and a half (so it's also not really recommended). I was in top form though. I'd like to do it again some day, but, who knows if I'll be in the Toronto region in the next ten years and if I've lost the weight by then. In Germany I did 90 kilometers upriver from Frankfurt. Wasn't really worth it either, I made it to Schweinfurt the next day after a hotel visit. Schweinfurt is possibly 180 or so kilometers from Frankfurt if you follow the river and not all bike trails lead along the river. Cool, reminiscing is fun as currently I'm sitting in my families living room and writing on my laptop.


Halloween is around the corner

October 30th, 2020

I know what I'd be. A big fat lady bug and always eating.


How I hate this childrens story

October 30th, 2020

The little vampire is a book for children. But it is more than a book. It is brain washing for little children. You may get a) children that believe in vampires b) children not believing in vampires, c) children believing in vampires and think their friendly, d) the rest hating vampires. So what's the idea here? I wish this particular book, including witch stories would have been disappeared from my past.


Panic buying toilet paper is back

October 26th, 2020

I touched on this before here in the last paragraph. That was on march 14th of this year. Now the panic buying is back, (un)fortunately I got the last roll at the supermarket in a pack of 4's. Sorry to whoever needed this, but I was down to half a roll at home anyhow so I needed it pretty badly too.


Hallowe'en around the corner (next week)

October 24th, 2020

I'd be a yellow and green bug or something. You know it's true I never did the dress up for halloween thing, after age 15 or so. No corporate parties, no private parties, no receiving kids at home (apartment) while in costume. I don't regret that, it's just that I never did this.


The Swarm is a good album

October 24th, 2020

The other day I listened to "The Swarm" by Wu-Tang Clan from 1998. I was taken aback by how good it was. One thing one needs to know about WTC though...they can be majorly depressive to listen to all the time. But I haven't heard much Hip Hop in the last little while anyhow. One particular song that struck me was the one about the holocaust 3rd last on the album. Also do note that we are living in similar times now. Back in 1998 the big word was about African Killer Bees that came from south america into the US via mexico. Today it's the Asian Murder Hornets or something that are detected in Washington state (near Canada). The honey bee I think in north america is an import itself. Back to the album. I'd buy this if I was buying albums these days, maybe in a few years.


Provided fix to bug in OpenBSD's tcpdump

October 24th, 2020

Here is the bug report with fix. I found the bug and wrote a proof of concept to exploit it on thursday night. Today I provided the fix and mailed the public bug report. The bug can only be triggered if you're dumping UDP. It's an infinite loop which I called endless loop in the report.


Self-photo of a mad man

October 20th, 2020

I do kinda look retarded in the face. Oh well, c'est la vie!


OpenBSD 6.8 released

October 19th, 2020

From the announce email:

October 18, 2020.

We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 6.8.
This day marks the OpenBSD project's 25th anniversary.  As we celebrate
our 49th release, we remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than
twenty years with only two remote holes in the default install.
Cheers! I already upgraded two computers yesterday. Will upgrade more as this week progresses.


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