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November 16th, 2019
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November 14th, 2019
The domain goldflipper.de expires in april 2020. This gives half a year
of this tiled collage on a 4x4 grid that I did. Check it out
here. In three tiles there is the
almost original goldflipper from OpenBSD. But I actually drew it off with
my wacom tablet. It's not an original image it's drawn off. However I feel
I have done enough with goldflipper for the past few years. I'm very proud
of this collage and the individual (mostly 900x900 canvas) drawings. Anyhow
November 13th, 2019
I have upgraded this server to OpenBSD version 6.6. It was mostly uneventful
afaik. Only very little things left to do to complete the upgrade.
November 12th, 2019
Yesterday I might have thought I may have the flu, but it's not that. I just
have a bad cold. So...gute besserung to myself. I'm taking it easy.
November 8th, 2019
The last little while I noticed a high pitched noise when I was sleeping.
At first I thought it was a tinnitus but when I changed ends of the bed to
sleep it wasn't as apparent. So yesterday I moved all functionality from
my ER-8 router to a Unifi security gateway (also octeon). After a good
nights sleep I am glad to report that it was the ER-8 and its fans. It is
really a router that belongs into a data center or switch closet. However
the door was always shut between the router and my bedroom but it was the
vibration harmonics of the walls that likely caused this high pitched sound.
I now have an ER-8 that I have to disassemble from the hallway cabinet, I also
have only 1 router left (uranus see my computers in /private) as a cold-standby
replacement router. It seems I may not have to retire all these computers
come 2020, as I need them. As for the ER-8 I think I'm keeping it for a time
when I may do colocation somewhere (whenever) but it's rather slow and would
be only useful for 100 mbit networks.
November 6th, 2019
If you haven't seen already I'm quite busy writing at the
delphinusdns.org blog. It looks
I'm on track for the delphinusdnsd release at new years 2020.
October 31th, 2019
I got treats this year, but only limited. I'm basing this on last years so
hopefully it'll be like last year. HOohooo! I'm not dressing up though.
October 28th, 2019
When I returned to the EU from Canada, in 2002, I felt it was nice to have
the UK in the European Union. I had actually started thinking of taking
a trip to London per rail through the channel tunnel, but then Brexit came
and I didn't feel such a need anymore. Too bad. The UK will be more like
Canada in that it's a country next to a great Union (UK next to EU, and
Canada next to USA), I wondered if this is the English way, when I made that
comparison. One can also include Australia next to China but there is a bit
of ocean between them. So well...I hope Britain does well and I hope they'll
be able to open doors-of-thinking to the EU in terms of a different point of
view. At first the UK rejoining the EU is probably not wise, I don't know
if there would be retaliations from the EU if that were to happen. Let's
be seperated for a bit, what comes next I hope will be positive. Goodbye
UK - European Union Citizen.
October 24th, 2019
I upgraded my octeon NAT router even though I knew someone was getting a
panic condition. That was monday. What ensued was a 2 day mad hacking
event to produce a patch. It was a guy named Holger that first
trap 2 upon a pppoe connect. This affects only octeon architecture in OpenBSD.
My patch works but is probably not the fix that OpenBSD is looking for. Miod
produced a patch but it didn't fix the trap condition. So this is what
kept me on my toes in the last little while. It's awesome I have a patch
to fall back on, and I made it!
October 19th, 2019
I just formulated this on IRC:
- brexit brexit what's the deal,
- independence we must feel!,
- But if it does break our backs,
- we go back to live in shacks!
- fire, smoke and turmoil,
- the soup is about to boil,
- and if it causes hardships,
- you will hear it from my lips
Not quite a Harry Potter rhyme but I tried.
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