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Changed all my DNSSEC domains to alg 13

September 23rd, 2020

I have changed the algorithm for the DNSSEC on four domains to algorithm 13 which is ECDSAP256SHA256 (better to just say alg 13, hehe). Its an elliptic curve type asymmetric cipher. I'm finally fully reaping the benefits of the changes that came with delphinusdnsd 1.4.X, and soon 1.5.0 will come out. I checked all domains with dnsviz and they checked out OK. I'm very glad this is done, and next I'll be migrating the servers to cloud instances. I'll likely get started with this tomorrow.


Tomorrow is first day of Autumn in Germany

September 21st, 2020

Also called the September Equinox, or southbound Equinox. Have a good time!


Got a new vacuum cleaner

September 19th, 2020

This one has five years warranty. Hopefully it will work for a while.


My self-perceived luck over 30 years

September 18th, 2020

I have constructed a luckstat, where my self-perceived luck (the more the better I feel) is documented over 30 years. Luck has a lot to do with job and education levels, but also world events that influenced me. Here is my graph.

As you can see it starts fairly high (grade 10 in 1990) and degrades. It shortly spikes up as I entered college and degrades and rises as I worked at my first few jobs until year 2000. Then it falls September 2002 is a low point due to my psychosis and it stayed low for most of the decade. Then with an opportunity for a new job it rises in 2010's. With carreer mistakes it is on the falling end right now, but the 2020's have yet to be written.


New VPS parallax.centroid.eu

September 16th, 2020

This is a new vps that was gotten to take over operations from trapezoid in 30 days. It's a virtual private server. Half the price of trapezoid. It's sad I have to downshift, but I need to save money. In roughly two weeks I'm switching it live for web operations and DNS. That will also be the time when I get its twin "spectral.centroid.eu" which will take over from kite. Kite will also be scrapped and given back to the hoster but a month later around November 16th.


One fact I forgot to mention

September 15th, 2020

The EU is a supranational union that has 500 million people as citizens. Our combined GDP is over 10 trillion EUR per year. We have lived cozy in peacetime for over 50 years. We do not have many foes.


My Opinion on Moria

September 15th, 2020

Let's look at the facts.

  • Refugees from wartorn countries want to come to Germany above all other countries, Why they want to come here is beyond me. Perhaps because our economy is really good?
  • Refugees using Turkey as an intermediate destination make it to Moria and other Greek islands, and get stuck there, because the Balcan Route is closed/fenced off. Their true destination is Germany.
  • Turkey has been known to push refugees to the EU borders. EU has no refugee policy whatsoever.. but we have frontex a border protection agency, who shoot with live bullets.
  • Everyone wants to come to Germany...
  • The conditions at Moria are a crying shame, what would a greek say about this I wonder?
  • Unconfirmed rumours say Germany/EU gave Greece 200 billion Euros to take care of the Refugees. Are we being defrauded?
  • The conditions before the fire at the Moria camp were making headlines months before, there was 13000 people in a space designed for 1300...who'll take responsibility for this one?
So everyone wants to come to Germany.. why? I'll tell you why, because seemingly life is cozy here, and money grows on our trees.


Siren drill (today at 11AM)

September 10th, 2020

Today there is supposed to be a siren drill. It's earlier than most years. If you're reading this and hear the sirens going off at 11AM in Germany it's only a drill (probealarm).


JS History going away soon

September 9th, 2020

I'm too lazy to merge JS history into the centroid blog sources. It will remain a patch in my sources at home. It was wasteful on resources somewhat but it looked cool. I'm going to make a new captcha system soon since someone I know noticed the captcha wasn't all too great. There is more on this to come.


SpaceX trial area on Earth

September 7th, 2020

SpaceX Starlink has a trial between the latitudes 44N and 52N only in North America currently. This is according to Wikipedia's Starlink article. I have plotted this service area with xearth. For this I had to make a marker file which I did like so:

awk 'END { for (i = 44; i <= 52; i+=8) for (j = -55; j > -135; j--) \
	printf("%s %s \"\"\n", i, j); }' /dev/null  > markerfile
and then I launched xearth like so:
xearth -noroot -markerfile markerfile -sunpos 44,-100
Notice I set a sunpos at an impossible location (it's not naturally like that). Here is the result, captured with screen capture from gimp:



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